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:

What Makes a Video Go Viral?

Isn’t that a great question? Why is Rebecca Black’s apparently horrible “Friday” video so insanely widespread? How did “double rainbow all the way” get into our lexicon? Kevin Allocca from YouTube offers some ideas. (Warning, a snippet of Black’s video is played.)

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.)

Can Glenn Beck Read?

I’m not so sure after the uproar of the last week or so. It all started with a post by my friend and colleague John Fea. Dr. Fea is the chair of the Department of History here at Messiah College, a thoughtful Christian, and an exemplary historian specializing in early American History. He is very […]

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 […]