Mind Your Decisions

This week in math: mistake at Boston science museum, basketball analytics and Stanford neuroscience research

This is the second post in my new series that seeks to share the best mathematical content on the web. The headlines this week were dominated by a mathematical exhibit at the Boston Museum…

- 3 weeks, 3 days, 2 hours, 46 minutes ago

This Is Also The Golden Ratio

An unusual math story went viral this week. 15-year old Joseph Rosenfeld thought he spotted an error in the Boston Museum of Science. The exhibit Mathematica has a sign that says the golden…

- 3 weeks, 5 days, 4 minutes ago

Why does this fraction generate the Fibonacci numbers in order?

A few days ago I posted about this topic in my new series this week in math. I saw many more sites posting about this and much confusion over why the sequence generates the Fibonacci…

- 3 weeks, 5 days, 19 hours, 49 minutes ago

Here’s Why Apple’s Ad-Blocking Strategy May Ultimately Benefit Google – Game Theory Tuesdays

Apple announced its new iOS9 will include an ad-blocking feature in its web browser Safari. While most people will enjoy the absence of annoying ads, there will be casualties. As explained…

- 3 weeks, 6 days, 21 hours, 2 minutes ago

This SAT Math Question Got No Correct Submissions. Can You Solve It? Sunday Puzzle

This math question appeared on the 1982 SAT Examination. Circle A has 1/3 the radius of circle B. Circle A rolls around circle B until it returns to its starting position. How many…

- 1 month, 1 day, 3 hours, 7 minutes ago

This Week In Math – New Series To Share The Best Mathematical Content On The Web

I come across a lot of great videos and posts on math. A few of the topics I make into videos or posts. Others I end up sharing on Reddit or Hacker News. But there are a few links that I…

- 1 month, 3 days, 1 hour, 37 minutes ago

Why Can’t You Divide By 0? Why Siri Is Correct (Kind Of)

Special Thanks: I thank the person who sent me an email about this topic, complete with links on the media person. (awaiting confirmation the person wants to be thanked by name…I take…

- 1 month, 6 days, 31 minutes ago

Matching markets book, Why we hate secrets, U.S. families can now negotiate with terrorists, strategic apathy in soccer, and why the President should get fast-track authority – Game Theory In The News

When I mention I blog about game theory, most people have no idea about the subject, and a few people know it has something to do with the prisoner’s dilemma. Then I give a few…

- 1 month, 6 days, 20 hours, 59 minutes ago

Where Is The Car Parked? Viral Math Problem From Hong Kong, Plus 2 Variations. Sunday Puzzle

This mathematical question was asked to elementary students in Hong Kong. Students had 20 seconds to answer it. The problem went viral in 2014 because it stumped many adults. It went viral…

- 1 month, 1 week, 1 day, 2 hours, 53 minutes ago

Taylor Swift Is Not The Reason Apple Music Reversed Its Policy – Game Theory Tuesdays

Here’s the story that’s being reported. On June 8, Apple announced a music streaming service, which would offer a 3-month free trial to encourage sign-ups. Artists would not be…

- 1 month, 1 week, 6 days, 20 hours, 45 minutes ago