THE OSCARS Here’s how the winners get selected, an interesting application of a hybrid version of plurality with elimination. Also, here’s how a particularly good prognosticator predicted over 20 categories correctly.
My favorite is the creation of Pi-ku poems.
Our comprehensive Pi Day Post for planning for next year!
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
Here is the actual letter Ben Franklin wrote explaining the “saving” part of daylight. It’s not what you think. He did not advocate changing clocks, simply not sleeping til noon!
SAINT PATRICKS DAY
A cool shirt with the equation to generate a graph of a four-leaf clover. (In case you don’t have enough math shirts).
In case you need a refresher on graphing using polar coordinates:
Ever wonder why the date of Easter floats around? It’s tied to the lunar cycle. Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox (unless that full moon occurs on a Sunday, then it’s pushed back a week). That means, it can fall any time between March 22 and April 25. Learn more here.
WOMENS’ HISTORY MONTH
A little refresher on the women who made a mark in mathematics!
Does it drive you nuts that so many games come down to free throws and they just can’t make the shot? Well, a little math might help!
If you want to get your geek on getting ready for baseball season and love analytics, check out the site for SABR (Society for American Baseball Research).
Don’t forget, April is Math and Science Awareness Month!