# Math News

## Balloon boy fail (do the math)

Ya so I keep hearing about this balloon boy… although I haven’t actually read any news articles on it, so based on headlines I keep seeing this is what I suspect happened: – Richard Heene makes experimental helium balloon – Heene & wife freakout since their “son” may be in the basket– crapload of publicity, …

## Math Teachers at Play 17

The mathrecreation blog just posted Math Teachers at Play 17 (well on Oct 15th, so I’m a few days late). You can find lots of humour (umm… or humor as they said on their site)… movies, activities, and MATH!! As quoted: “There is plenty of humor, a few movies, some great activities and explorations, and …

## i beat stumbleupon in math

So today I beat stumbleupon in math!! Check out the proof here: MathFail = 1; StumbleUpon = 0.Me thinks I deserve a medal ^_^

## Hunch.com – a decision-making tool

Hunch.com is a decision-making tool that gets smarter the more you use it! It was created by a bunch of c.s. / math nerds who have a background in machine learning. What is Hunch? Hunch is a new way to help people make all kinds of decisions: Where should I go on vacation? What kind …

## The Math Book (tells the history of mathematics)

Written by Clifford Pickover, The Math Book, covers 250 milestones in mathematics. It has information about the Fibonacci series, the Goldbach Conjecture, Benford’s Law, the Prisoner’s Dilemma, Newcomb’s Paradox, Tokarsky’s Unilluminable Room, discovery of pi, etc. Each two-page spread has an excellent story about a mathematical principle, discovery, puzzle, or person. You can find more …

## Cool game – 20 questions – and how it works

Twenty Questions is a popular game which encourages deductive reasoning. Usually, one person is chosen to be the answerer. That person chooses a subject but does not reveal this to the others. All other players are questioners. They each take turns asking a question which can be answered with a simple “Yes” or “No”. Lying …