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.comno295 TMD What Is the Probability that Alien Life Exists?Learn how to use probability to think about alien life.Are we alone in the universe? If so, why? If not, where is everybody? Thankfully, math can help us with these astronomically profound questions. Keep on listening to learn all about the probability of extraterrestrial life.http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_295-gh3.mp3Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:30:45 -0800no00:09:43127 TMD How to Quickly Calculate PercentagesLearn a quick and dirty tip to help you calculate pesky percentages in your head. SPONSOR: Try GotoMeeting with HDFaces Today Free for 30 Days!Learn a quick and dirty tip to help you calculate pesky percentages in your head. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2h6A1rU SPONSOR: Try GotoMeeting with HDFaces Today Free for 30 Days!http://mathdude.quickanddirtytips.com/how-to-quickly-calculate-percentages.aspxFri, 02 Dec 2016 07:30:00 -0800no00:07:59294 TMD How Are Turkeys and Extraterrestrials Related?Learn how turkeys and aliens can help you become better at math.How many turkeys are consumed each year in the U.S. on Thanksgiving? And how many extraterrestrial civilizations might exist in the universe? Umm…wait…what?! Although these seem like unrelated questions, they’re not. As we'll soon find out, they’re united by math. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2fUBPnDhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_294-jf4.mp3Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:45 -0800no00:08:43134 TMD What Are Mixed Fractions?Learn what mixed fractions are and find out how they're related to regular fractions. SPONSOR: Try lynda.com free for 7 days by visiting lynda.com/math!Learn what mixed fractions are and find out how they're related to regular fractions.http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_134-zx4.mp3Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:30:45 -0800no00:05:52293 TMD Why Were the 2016 U.S. Presidential Polls Wrong?Learn how statistical and systematic uncertainties explain polling errors.The 2016 U.S. presidential election is over. And if you'd been following the polls, the results might have been surprising. What went wrong with those polls? It has to do with statistical and systematic uncertainties. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2gnNRpXhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_293-ck6.mp3Fri, 11 Nov 2016 04:00:45 -0800no00:09:26206 TMD How Big Is the Universe?Learn how to build a scale model of the entire Universe.The solar system is big, the distances between stars bigger, and the distance to the center of the galaxy in which we live is even bigger than that. But all of that is tiny compared to the distance to the edge of the known universe! Just how big is that? The Math Dude breaks it all down. Visit the website to read the full transcript: http://bit.ly/UBERxyhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_206-az0.mp3Fri, 04 Nov 2016 08:30:30 -0700no00:07:10292 TMD How to Think About the Size of the EarthLearn how to make sense of some of the Earth’s key statistics.Do you have a good feel for the size of the Earth? If you’re like most people, you know that it’s big but you don’t have a sense for exactly how big. Today we’re going to change that! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2eVwubzhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_292-de4.mp3Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:30:30 -0700no00:06:54210 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! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2dWyR0Ghttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_210-ki9.mp3Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:45:15 -0700no00:06:35291 TMD How Does Geometry Explain the Phases of the Moon?Learn about the geometry behind the phases of the Moon.What causes the Moon to change phases throughout the month? Why is it sometimes visible only during the day and other times only at night? What’s the relationship between these times and the Moon’s phases? The answer in all cases is geometry. Keep on listening to find out how it works! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2ebEjeYhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_291-ob5.mp3Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:30:00 -0700no00:09:38221 TMD What Are Polygons? (Reissue)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_reissue.mp3Fri, 07 Oct 2016 17:30:00 -0400no00:08:08290 TMD How to Win Every BetWant to win ever bet? Author Richard Wiseman can tell you how to pull it off.Richard Wiseman, author of 101 Bets You Will Always Win, joins Math Dude, to talk about how to use probability and mathematics to win bets. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2dkwBiohttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_290-ls4.mp3Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0400no00:11:20204 TMD What Is Angular Size?Learn about the math behind the human eye and telescopes.How good are your eyes at seeing really tiny things that are really far away? How much better is the Hubble Space Telescope at doing the same thing? What do these two questions have to do with the mathematical concept of angular size? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2d9FpGHhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_204-dr4.mp3Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:00:30 -0700no00:06:26289 TMD How to Use Geometry to Calculate the Size of EarthLearn how the ancient Greeks used geometry to measure the Earth.Can you think of a way to measure the size of the Earth? Or the distance to the Sun? Or the nearest star? Want to know how ancient Greek mathematicians did exactly this over 2,000 years ago? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2duvgGwhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_289-di3.mp3Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:30:45 -0700no00:08:25257 TMD 3 Numerical Fun Facts About NFL FootballLearn 3 numerical fun facts about NFL football.What do uniform numbers tell you about NFL players? How can you estimate how fast a wide-receiver is running? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Vc3ZZshttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_257-is4.mp3Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:45:00 -0700no00:07:53288 TMD What Is a Light Year?Learn what light years actually measure.Do you know what a light year really measures? Do you know why so many people find it confusing? And why they shouldn’t? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2cRCALYhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_288-pw3.mp3Fri, 02 Sep 2016 03:00:30 -0700no00:08:09197 TMD What Are the Odds of Successfully Navigating an Asteroid Field?Learn about the math of Star Wars. May the 4th be with you.What are the odds of successfully flying through an astroid field like the one in the movie The Empire Strikes Back? Are they really 3,720 to 1 as suggested by C-3PO? Or are they much worse…or perhaps better? Keep on listening to find out. And May the 4th be with you! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2c4TRBchttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_197-ce8.mp3Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:00:45 -0700no00:08:05287 TMD Why Are There Ties in Olympic Swimming?Learn the mathematical reason for ties in Olympic swimming.Did you notice all the ties in the swimming events of this year's Olympics? Did you wonder why they didn't (or maybe couldn't) simply use more precise timing to break the ties? Not surprisingly, the answer is math. Keep on listening to find out why! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2bpLSA4http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_287-sb8.mp3Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:30:15 -0700no00:08:18229 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-je5.mp3Thu, 11 Aug 2016 21:45:30 -0700no00:10:28286 TMD 5 Numerical Fun Facts About the OlympicsLearn 5 numerical fun facts about speeds in the Olympics.How fast do Olympic swimmers swim and Olympic sprinters sprint? How do these speeds compare to the speed at which you could race walk to the games? Or fly there in an airplane? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2aVf5MZhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_286-vr6.mp3Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:45:30 -0700no00:09:22205 TMD How Big Is the Solar System?Learn how to build your own scale model of the Solar System.How big are the planets of the Solar System compared to the enormous Sun at its center? How far would you have to travel to reach each of them? And how can you build your own scale model of the Solar System to see all of these relative sizes for yourself? Keep on listening to find out!http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_205-ap5.mp3Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:45:00 -0700no00:06:10285 TMD What Are Polynomials?Learn the basics of polynomials.What are polynomials? How are they built? What can you do with them? And why are they important? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2alOY5ehttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_285-su5.mp3Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:00:15 -0700no00:08:26235 TMD Phone Keypad Number PuzzleLearn how to solve a number puzzle on your phone's keypad.You know your phone’s keypad is arranged into three rows and three columns of numbers, but did you know there’s a pretty cool math puzzle hidden in there, too? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to find out how to solve it! Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1LqGcjmhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_235-di4.mp3Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:30:15 -0700no00:08:05284 TMD 4 Numerical Fun Facts About the Juno SpacecraftLearn 4 numerical fun facts about the Juno mission to Jupiter.Did you hear the exciting news that NASA just successfully put the Juno spacecraft into orbit around Jupiter? Want to learn 4 super-cool numerical fun facts about this mission? Then keep on listening! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29EqQdyhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_284-de6.mp3Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:45:30 -0700no00:07:31211 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. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29L8kiUhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_211-cj6.mp3Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:15:45 -0700no00:07:36283 TMD How to Solve the Famous Coffee and Cream PuzzleLearn how to solve a famous math brain-teaser.Summer is brain-teaser season in my house. And since summer has now officially arrived, it’s officially brain-teaser season for The Math Dude. What’s the puzzle for today? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29spCmZhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_283-fi4.mp3Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:00:00 -0700no00:07:56