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Oh Very Funny

I saw this on CNN a little while ago.  Today I had to do some hunting to find it again.  Probably one of the funniest commercials ever. I’ve watched this a whole bunch of times; I laugh every time.

Why I Don’t Say I’m an Econ Major

When people ask me what my major was or what my degree is in I usually say “mathematics.” I’ve been encouraged a number of times, particularly by my dad, to not leave off the “and economics” because I did double major. So let me explain why I typically only claim mathematics. Microeconomics versus Macroeconomics Economics […]

Mathematics Sterling Scholar

My sister Samantha was awarded Sterling Scholar for Mathematics for Granger High School this year. This is one of the very highest awards that can be given by a high school in Utah. Sterling Scholar in mathematics is especially impressive. For those who are unfamiliar with the Sterling Scholar award, each year one student from […]

A Website Well Worth Checking Out

When I was looking up information about Dr Benjamin’s mathemagics performance (see my blog post), I stumbled across a site on the internet that I think is worth checking out. It is TED.com. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started in 1984 as a conference to “[bring] together people from those three worlds.” During […]

MatheMagics Show at BYU

Dr Arthur Benjamin will be coming to BYU to perform this week. He combines magic and mathematics in his performances of “mathemagics.” It’s supposed to be very enjoyable and entertaining for everyone—not just the mathematically inclined. Tickets are free; here’s the flier from the BYU Math Department for the event: My numerical methods professor, Dr […]