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Calculators, Calories, and Candied Yams

November 14, 2016

Calculating The Dietary Damage Of The Holiday Season Get your calculator ready. Halloween is behind us and we’re rapidly closing in on that most wonderful time of the year...The Holiday Season...a festive time filled with family, friends, and food! Tables are laden with the special dishes that only appear at this time of year. Will power...   Read more »

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The Fitness Phenomenon

September 2, 2016

The Increasing Obsession With Fitness Fitness! The very word conjures up visions of a well-toned body in those who are already fit and nightmares of torture and pain in those who aren’t. Fitness buffs today have become almost “cult-like” in their devotion to physical perfection. The rest of us are less obsessed and many see...   Read more »

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PEMDAS - How To Get from Here To There In Six Steps Or Less

May 11, 2016

PEMDAS – What’s In A Name In the arena of equation calculation, PEMDAS is the name of the game. The acronym PEMDAS, which stands for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction, defines the order in which the components of a complex equation are completed. Its purpose is to allow equations to be consistently...   Read more »

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Reality Math

April 2, 2016

Reality Math Is Functional At some point during our educational experience, we’ve all wondered why the study of math is such a big deal. Surely, we think, we’ll never use this stuff again in our real lives. Math is for teachers and geeks. Real people need just enough math to balance a checkbook, calculate a tip, or determine mileage...   Read more »

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When Is Pie Not Pie? When It's Pi!

February 23, 2016

A Not-Exactly-Comprehensive Introduction to Pi Welcome to the mystical world of Pi. What exactly is Pi? Truthfully, there is nothing exact about Pi. In fact, from the hand-calculated efforts of ancient Babylonians to the 21st century age of supercomputers, determining the value of Pi has become a quest rivaling the search for the Holy Grail....   Read more »

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The Financial Calculator: Your Fine Financial Friend

January 15, 2016

Why Should I Invest In A Financial Calculator? Let me introduce you to the fourth member of the calculator family, the financial calculator. Like its siblings, the basic calculator, the graphing calculator and the scientific calculator, the purpose of a financial calculator is to do the heavy lifting for you as you journey through the maze of...   Read more »

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The Graphing Calculator And Dimensional Thinking

November 23, 2015

The Graphing Calculator And One-Dimensional Thinking A graphing calculator requires the application of understanding to a concept in order to use that concept effectively. This enables the user to solve problems by visualizing them. While the use of the graphing calculator is primarily in the fields of math and science, changing the dimension of a...   Read more »

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The Language of Math - To Infinity And Beyond

November 5, 2015

The Language of Math - Begining With The Basics When most of us think of math, we see it merely as numbers and numbers and more numbers. If you can look beyond the obvious, however, math takes on a whole new personality. Open your mind and discover the language of math. The renowned 16th century Italian mathematician, Galileo, understood that the...   Read more »

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The Art Of Math

September 18, 2015

The Art of Math In The Simple Beauty of Calculation When it comes to math, there is no middle ground. There are those that absolutely love the cerebral challenge of mathematics. There are others who see math as an evil plot, mandated by a sinister educational system, designed to torture a captive audience of unfortunate students who are merely...   Read more »

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Back to school calculators for discerning students and their frugal parents.

August 17, 2015

A Calculator For The Middle School Student There has been much discussion about the use of calculators at the elementary level. Some say calculator use in the lower grades inhibits the learning of basic math concepts. Others hold that using a calculator helps young students concentrate on understanding math concepts by reducing the time spent manually working on tedious calculations. While a...   Read more »

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