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2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,300 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 55 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading

What are random walks?

Originally posted on Mocha Mathematics:
A shorter version of this post was published on The Conversation on 19th December 2013. His walk home might comprise random steps, but mathematics says he’ll find his way eventually. (David Blackwell) The sun as captured by NASA’s SDO mission – each particle of sunlight has undergone a remarkable journey.…

Extra 3 hrs to School Day

Extra 3 hrs to School Day

A Tasc report for New York schools has produced its recommendations to justify up to 3 hours extra schooling per day (on top of the current 6.5 hours) to improve maths and offer a more holistic curriculum to help children from deprived and disadvantaged backgrounds. Not all of this is from teaching, but includes community input. … Continue reading