The Math Dude Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Math Easier
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en-us2015 Macmillan Holdings, LLCQuick and Dirty Tips to Make Math EasierQuickAndDirtyTips.comThe Math Dude makes understanding math easier and more fun than you ever thought possible. Host Dr. Jason Marshall provides clear explanations of math terms and principles, and his simple tricks for solving basic algebra problems will have even the most mathphobic looking forward to working out whatever math problem comes their way. If you're getting ready to take the SAT, GRE, or any of the other standardized tests; or if you're going back to school and need to brush up on the basics, Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Math Easier will strengthen your fundamental skills and help you understand the language of math. And if you just want to calculate the tip without using your iPhone and impress all your friends, his tips and tricks are for you too.The Math Dude makes understanding math easier and more fun than you ever thought possible. Host Dr. Jason Marshall provides clear explanations of math terms and principles, and his simple tricks for solving basic algebra problems will have even the most mathphobic looking forward to working out whatever math problem comes their way. If you're getting ready to take the SAT, GRE, or any of the other standardized tests; or if you're going back to school and need to brush up on the basics, Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Math Easier will strengthen your fundamental skills and help you understand the language of math. And if you just want to calculate the tip without using your iPhone and impress all your friends, his tips and tricks are for you too.Macmillan Holdings, LLCcontact@quickanddirtytips.comno229 TMD How FOIL Can Help Your Math SkillsLearn what FOIL is and how it can help you multiply fasterHave you heard of FOIL? Not the aluminum kind, but the one that can help your multiply faster? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to learn more! Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1K6g33Dhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_229-je4.mp3Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:45:30 -0800no00:10:53228 TMD 3 Tips for Subtracting QuicklyLearn 3 tips to speed up your mental subtractionWhen can addition speed up subtraction? What’s the most important trick for lightning quick mental subtraction? And what’s the fastest way to check your work? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to find out! Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1xv1YGJhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_228-sy6.mp3Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:45:30 -0500no00:10:09227 TMD Polygon Puzzle: How Many Degrees Are In a Polygon?Learn how to puzzle out the size of the interior angles of polygons.How many degrees are in the interior angles of a pentagon? Or a hexagon? An octagon? Or any polygon? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to learn how to solve this polygon puzzle! Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1IF5Uu1http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_227-kc4.mp3Fri, 09 Jan 2015 23:00:15 -0800no00:08:14180 TMD New Year Math Fun FactsLearn some math fun facts about time zones and New Year's.How many different New Year's Eve countdowns are there around the world? When do astronauts celebrate New Year's? Who celebrates first? And last? Keep on listening to learn all about these New Year's math fun facts. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1BF8zREhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_180-so4.mp3Fri, 02 Jan 2015 09:00:15 -0800no00:05:13226 TMD Math Tips for Smart ShoppingLearn math tips that every savvy shopper should knowWould you rather get a 33% bigger coffee for no extra charge or pay 33% less for the regular size? Do you know how to avoid being tricked into buying more than you need? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to learn about the numbers behind savvy shopping. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1FiHHNzhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_226-jc9.mp3Fri, 26 Dec 2014 08:30:45 -0800no00:09:00225 TMD 2 More Tips for Adding QuicklyLearn 2 more tips to speed up your mental addition.What does subtraction have to do with lightning quick addition? And how can splitting numbers up into 2 or more smaller numbers make for faster addition? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to find out! Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1JKzQs2http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_225-cl6.mp3Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:45:30 -0800no00:09:34224 TMD 3 Tips for Adding QuicklyLearn 3 tips to speed up your additionWhat do speed reading and speedy arithmetic have in common? What’s the fastest way to come up with approximate answers to addition problems? And how can multiplication help you add faster? Keep on listening to The Math Dude find out! Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1zuWHTYhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_224-ob5.mp3Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:00:45 -0800no00:09:15223 TMD How to Find the Center of a CircleLearn the secret to finding the exact center of a pie…or any circle.Ever needed to find the center of a circle? It’s one of those things that seems easy...until you need to figure out how to do it. But rest assured there is a trick, and it's indeed fairly simple. Keep on listening to The Math Dude to find out more! Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1ud9CDchttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_223-zp3.mp3Fri, 05 Dec 2014 21:15:45 -0800no00:08:30222 TMD Thanksgiving and Black Friday After-MathLearn about the numbers behind Thanksgiving and Black Friday.How much turkey do Americans eat on Thanksgiving? How fast can a turkey run? And how much money do Americans spend in the days following their big feast? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to learn all about the math behind Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1w47J2Phttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_222-hk7.mp3Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:30:30 -0800no00:08:34221 TMD What Are Polygons?Learn all about the family of shapes known as polygons.What do a triangle, a rectangle, and a pentagon all have in common? They’re all polygons. What makes a polygon a polygon? And why do they matter? Keep on listening to find out! Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1ANCZEghttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_221-co5.mp3Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:30:30 -0800no00:08:39220 TMD Martin Gardner’s Best Math Puzzles (Part 2)Solve more of Martin Gardner’s best brain teasers.Want to learn a fun number trick? More importantly, want to learn the math behind why it works? Want to know how to figure out the arrangement of six marbles with only a single clue? Or the smallest number of cuts needed to turn one big cube into 27 smaller ones? Keep on reading to find out!http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_220-as5.mp3Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:30:00 -0800no00:11:51219 TMD Martin Gardner’s Best Math Puzzles (Part 1)Learn how to solve three great math brain teasers.If you’re into math and logic puzzles, you have probably heard of Martin Gardner. And if you’re not into those kinds of puzzles, you should be! The Math Dude highlights some of this math master's best teasers, for both novices and experts. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/14erBE1http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_219-jr5.mp3Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:30:00 -0800no00:11:12172 TMD Halloween Math and More Percentage QuestionsLearn some fun math facts about Halloween and percentages.How can you figure out what number 200 is 17% of? How do you calculate the original price of something before a 30% markup? What math makes the Halloween holiday go round-and-round? Keep on listening to learn the answers to these frequently asked questions about percentages! Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1tEiypAhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_172-ew7.mp3Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:30:00 -0700no00:08:33218 TMD What Is a Great Circle?Learn how to find the shortest distance between two cities.Have you ever heard of a great circle? How about a small circle? Do the lines of longitude on Earth form great circles? How about the lines of latitude? How do these ideas explain the routes that airplanes fly? Keep on listening to find out! Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1tALfDthttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_218-ny6.mp3Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:45:45 -0700no00:09:45217 TMD What Are Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry?Learn the difference between Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry.How many degrees are in the angles of a triangle? What’s the shortest distance between two points? Do seemingly parallel lines ever cross? Think you know the answers? Think again! Keep on listening to find out why. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1ySDuw1 http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_217-es0.mp3Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:15:00 -0700no00:09:48216 TMD Why Does a Triangle Have 180 Degrees?Learn how to prove that the angles of a triangle add to 180 degrees.How many degrees do the three angles of a triangle contain? They've got 180 of 'em, right? Why 180 and not some other number? And do all triangles really contain 180 degrees? Keep on listening to find out! Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/11fbwwvhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_216-cv3.mp3Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:30:45 -0700no00:08:39215 TMD All About TrianglesLearn how to describe the properties of triangles.What's the difference between equilateral, isosceles, and scalene triangles? How about obtuse, right, and little acute ones? Keep on listening to find out! Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1CSnpWBhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_215-bt5.mp3Fri, 03 Oct 2014 21:30:30 -0700no00:08:35214 TMD How to Calculate the Area of a TriangleLearn the secret behind the formula for the area of a triangle.What's the area of a triangle? Half its base times its height, right? Indeed, that's the formula. But why? Keep on listening to learn the secret behind this famous formula for the area of a triangle. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1CDTC3Rhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_214-sx9.mp3Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:00:45 -0700no00:07:59213 TMD What Are the Odds of Winning the Lottery?Learn how to calculate your chances of winning the lottery.What are the odds of winning the Mega Millions lottery jackpot and striking it rich? How long would you need to play before having a 50-50 chance of winning? Keep on listening to find out!http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_213_kr4.mp3Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:15:45 -0700no00:09:06212 TMD 3 More Tips for Using Google as a CalculatorLearn how to use Google to convert units and make graphs.Did you know that you can use Google to convert from miles to kilometers, and a bunch of other things? And did you know that you can use it to quickly graph functions? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to find out how!http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_212-kc5.mp3Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:15:30 -0700no00:07:49211 TMD How to Use Google as a CalculatorLearn how to make calculations using the Google search barWhat's the cube root of 29? The sine of 55 degrees? Or the value of π/4? Do you need to search for your trusty calculator or pull out your phone to find out? No—you can just ask Google. Keep on listening to The Math Dude to find out how.http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_211-cj5.mp3Fri, 05 Sep 2014 21:15:45 -0700no00:07:42210 TMD 5 More Tips for Understanding Weights and MeasuresMore tips and tricks to help make sense of measurements.How much is a gram? An ounce? Or a ton? If you don't have an intuitive feel for exactly how much mass these quantities represent, keep on listening!http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_210-ki8.mp3Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:45:15 -0700no00:08:26209 TMD 5 Tips for Understanding Weights and MeasuresLearn tips and tricks to help make sense of measurements.How much is a fluid ounce? How about a milliliter? Or a gallon? If you don't have an intuitive feel for exactly how much volume these quantities represent, keep on listening! Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1lw33yahttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_209-ls9.mp3Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:00:45 -0700no00:07:12208 TMD How to Solve the Famous Birthday ProblemLearn how to calculate the probability of sharing a birthday.What are the chances that two players on the same soccer team share a birthday? How about two students in the same algebra class? Both seem pretty unlikely, right? The answer might surprise you!http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_208-zo3.mp3Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:00:15 -0700no00:10:48207 TMD Are Mass and Weight the Same Thing?Learn the difference between mass and weightIs your mass the same as your weight? If not, what's the relationship between these two ideas? And why do so many people get them confused? Keep on listening to find out! Visit the website to read the full transcript: http://bit.ly/1q8RPv4http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_207-si3.mp3Fri, 08 Aug 2014 22:00:45 -0700no00:07:34