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Dyscalculia: Number games : Nature News & Comment

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Mathematics

From www.nature.com

In the mid-1980s, Paul Moorcraft, then a war correspondent, journeyed with a film crew into Afghanistan to produce a documentary about the fifth anniversary of the Soviet invasion. The trip took them behind Soviet lines.

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Weird Gambling: The 6 Most Bizarre Bets - Velocity

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Category: Mathematics

From blogs.discovery.com

By Doris MolenaarPeople do crazy things for money, like work or go to school, but some people get much crazier than that. Especially the gamblers among us know how to top silly things like careers or education.

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Chess piece survival rates

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Category: Mathematics

From priorprobability.com

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Unenumerated: Transportation, divergence, and the industrial revolution

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Category: Mathematics

From unenumerated.blogspot.co.uk

Side note: Oats and barley grains are staples for horses. Ease of transportation of sacks of high-energy density grains for the horses would be a significant multiplier in economic distance (and season) from harvest also.

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Poll Results

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Category: Mathematics

From www.igmchicago.org

This panel explores the extent to which economists agree or disagree on major public policy issues. To assess such beliefs we assembled this panel of expert economists. Statistics teaches that a sample of (say) 40 opinions will be adequate to reflect a broader population if the sample is representative of that population.

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A Microsoft applied economist wants to give Nate Silver a run for his money – Quartz

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: Mathematics

From qz.com

Nate Silver may have started the stat-heavy method of predicting elections. But a team at Microsoft led by applied economist David Rothschild thinks it can do more, and better. Microsoft Research Lab has big ambitions to wrangle market forecasts, prediction games, and web-centric polling into the world of data-based predictions.

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Improbable Research

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Category: Mathematics

From www.improbable.com

While driving across the American Midwest, it is common to hear travelers remark, “This state is as flat as a pancake.” To the authors, this adage seems to qualitatively capture some characteristic of a topographic geodetic survey 2.

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The Math Dude : What is Probability?

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Friday, October 3, 2014
Category: Mathematics

From www.quickanddirtytips.com

Heads or tails? Do you have a favorite side that you rely on in coin tosses? Does it matter which one you choose? If you toss a coin 4 times and get 4 heads in a row, are the chances good that the 5th toss will come up tails? What’s the math behind all of this? And what does all of this coin flipping have to do with business, baseball, and weather forecasts? Stay tuned because these are exactly the questions we’ll be answering over the next few weeks as we tackle the exciting subject of probability.

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The Math Dude : What Are Probability Trees?

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Friday, October 3, 2014
Category: Mathematics

From www.quickanddirtytips.com

At the end of the episode called What Is Probability?, we imagined that a friend challenged you to an extremely simple game of chance. The goal of the game was for you to guess whether each toss of a coin would come up heads or tails.

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The Math Dude : How to Solve the Famous Birthday Problem

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Friday, October 3, 2014
Category: Mathematics

From www.quickanddirtytips.com

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