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About 4th Order Approximations

I like math. I teach math.

Follow up on Leaking Fountain Video

The natural question to ask, or at least one that I wanted them to ask, is “How much water is leaking over time?” To answer this question we ran a regression model to predict the number of drops as a … Continue reading

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Leaking Water Fountain

So I walked by this water fountain this morning and noticed that it was leaking. I shot a about a minute of video and I’m going to show it to my stats class today. I wonder what questions they will … Continue reading

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Real World Math, Pseudocontexts, and Pseudoteaching

The following is a comment that I made on Dan Meyer’s Blog regarding real world math, pseudocontexts, and pseudoteaching. Hey Dan, I feel like there is an element missing from this whole discussion on Real World Math, Pseudocontexts, and Pseudoteaching. … Continue reading

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Confident About Confidence Intervals

I’m very excited! Tomorrow I get to teach my stats class about confidence intervals. We have slowly been building up to hypothesis testing all year long and now it’s right around the corner. It’s so close I can feel it! … Continue reading

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