How little math Americans actually use on the job

Blue-collar workers generally do more advanced math than their white-collar friends.

In high school math class we would sit there listening while the teacher droned on about polynomial equations and thinking there wasn’t a chance you’d ever use any of it in life? Well, if you’re like most Americans, chances are your 17-year-old self was absolutely correct.

 

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A little algebra promises to boost bandwidth on wireless networks tenfold

The new technology is known as coded TCP.

Wireless bandwidth has been improved by academic researchers.  They didn’t do this by adding base stations, tapping more spectrum, or cranking up transmitter wattage, but by using algebra to eliminate the network-clogging task of resending dropped packets of data.

 

 

 

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Online Video Games Improve Math Skills

 Online Video Games Improve Math Skills

Video games improve the mind-to-numbers relationship

A daily dose of computer games can boost students’ scores on standard math tests, says a new research. The study, which was carried out in Scottish schools, was conducted by Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) – the main organization for the development of the curriculum.

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Unit Circle (Radian) Wall Clock For The Ultra Math Geeks

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No son, that’s not a hygrometer.

Got a fondness for trigonometry? Were you a ‘mathlete’ back in high school? If so then you’ll want to proudly hang this Unit Circle Wall Clock in your office or cubicle. Depending on where you work your co-workers will either get a good chuckle, or continue to avoid walking by your office at all costs.

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