Archive | February 2012
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How to Bomb the AP Stats Test
To those of us who grade AP Stats, this is hilarious. If you are not one of those, you might learn something about how not to do statistics.
A Huge Virtual Choir
This is a pretty awesome. I think it would have been pretty cool to be a part of this!
Math Humor from Frazz
If you don’t read Frazz daily, I really think that you are missing out. Here is a particularly good one from a few days ago:
At Least He Had a Sense of Humor …
An image I had to share from grading Calculus II exams this morning. (The student did not do well.)
Interesting Statistics from 60 Minutes
I can’t embed the videos here at this point, but here are a series of videos from recent 60 Minutes episodes that reference statistics in the news. First, on a recent case of forged credentials and misrepresented data at Duke University. The main piece can be found here. A bit about the researcher and his overstated […]
Here’s another one for the Star Wars fans! Click the picture below for a larger version … and then try to find Lando. It is kind of like Where’s Waldo. There are, of course, also some fun little “guest” appearances that sci-fi geeks will love! (Feel free to comment on things you spot.) (HT: Action Figure Empire)
An Ancient Object Through the Years
This was a fascinating look at the Cyrus Cylinder down through the years. This object has confirmed parts of Scripture, been an important object in the motivation of Christian and Muslim nations, and still has an impact all these years later. Those with interest in the Scriptures or history will probably agree that this talk […]