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Tag Archives: news
August 27, 2013
How to be SMART about Goal Setting for the New School Year
Entering a new school year is a great time to set goals for yourself or your class. Unfortunately, too many people set goals that end up being pushed aside after the hustle and bustle of the new year takes full … Continue reading
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Tagged back To School, college, Goal Setting, Goals, math, New School Year, news, Professional Development, Study Skills
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April 16, 2012
Math in the News: Mathematics and Your Career
Students often make the mistake of assuming that only certain careers require employees to use math on the job. While it is true that students who choose to pursue a major such as engineering or physics will require a more … Continue reading
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Tagged career choices, cook, engineer, math, math in the news, math in your career, mechanic, news
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April 2, 2012
Math in the News: Excise Taxes
Have you ever wondered why gasoline costs vary from state to state? While there are multiple reasons as to why Pennsylvania residents have to pay more than South Carolina residents, but less than California residents for their gasoline, the main … Continue reading
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Tagged abcnews, excise taxes, gasoline, math, math in the news, news
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March 27, 2012
Math in the News: Markups
Every time you purchase a new product you are encountering what is known as a markup. Markups are a necessary evil because without them stores would not be able to exist and neither would manufacturers. While markups may be necessary … Continue reading
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Tagged markups, math, math in the news, news, pharmacy, pharmacy markups
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March 19, 2012
Math in the News: Budgeting Your Money
After reading the article, “U.S. Budget Deficit Revised Upward to $1.2 Trillion for 2012,” , I decided to focus this week’s Math in the News on budgeting your money. Budgeting is a fairly simple and painless task and can save you … Continue reading
March 12, 2012
Math in the News: Probability
Probability is quite useful in predicting future events and is utilized by insurance companies, market research firms, investors, gamblers, criminal investigators and many other industries. An article from Forbes.com, “Stupid Sports Cliches and Why Syraucse Will (Probably) Beat UCONN,” discusses … Continue reading
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Tagged basketball, current events, math, math in the news, news, probability, probability in the news
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March 5, 2012
Math in the News: Mathematics in Sports
Sports and mathematics are two subjects that are rarely mentioned in the same sentence, but the truth is, there’s a major correlation between the two subjects. These subjects are so interconnected in fact, that entire semester long college courses are … Continue reading
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Tagged math, math in sports, math in the news, news, sports
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February 27, 2012
Math in the News: Fibonacci Sequence
It’s time for another edition of Math in the News. This week’s post relates to the Fibonacci sequence of numbers. The Fibonacci sequence is a sequence of numbers starting with zero and one, where each subsequent number is the sum … Continue reading
February 20, 2012
Math in the News: Taxes
Last week I introduced a new section to the andYOU blog titled Math in the News. In this new section, I’m going to be linking a story in the media to a math topic that is covered in our new … Continue reading
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Tagged indirect taxes, math, math in the news, news, taxes, taxing holidays, taxing valentine's day, useful math, valentine's day
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