Book review: How Not To Be Wrong, by Jordan Ellenberg
More class time is pointless if the curriculum isn’t up to par
Women are avoiding some of the most lucrative degrees
A new study shows Canadians may be handy with computers, but we’re terrible at math
Missouri professor Dr. Curtis Cooper has discovered a new world’s largest prime number and it’s 17-million digits long.
The number is 2 multiplied by itself 57,885,161 times, less one, reads…
What students are talking about today (January 11th)
Why is illiteracy considered a legitimate deficit, while innumeracy is seen as a punchline condition?
Nate Silver’s attackers don’t know what they’re talking about. (Nor do his defenders)
Colby Cosh on why math stirs passions, raises fears, fuels debate
Two Canadian schools dominate competition
And why they may want to reconsider
Petition asks gov. for higher standards
The answer is nine. Barely.
So the rich are getting richer. What does it mean for the rest of us? Not much.
As the paid-up holder of a Mainstream Media club card, can I warn the sportswriters away from making too much of the statistical fluke of all eight first-round NHL playoff…