Interpreting One Report of Statistics on Science Comprehension

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A recent survey showed a positive correlation between tea party affiliation and science knowledge. Could stereotypes about this fringe group be wrong?

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Hypatia Taught Conic Sections and Diophantine Equations

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Hypatia of Alexandria was a woman mathematician who taught about conic sections and Diophantine equations. Does this math still work, centuries later?

How to Make a Natural Number Series of Square Numbers

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It’s easy to find the next number in a series of squares if you have a calculator in-hand, but what if you’re calculating on paper or in your head?

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Cross Multiply to Solve Equations with Fractions

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Having trouble solving for X in an equation that involves fractions? This simple ‘fractions’ guide decodes the process in five easy-to-follow steps.

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A Sample Case Study of Math for a Casino Business Proposal

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You can use math to evaluate business proposals, such as the proposed Toronto Casino. Spreadsheets can help you clarify issues, and determine if projections are valid.

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