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.comno236 TMD A Perplexing Geometry Fun FactLearn a fun fact about geometry that is sure to amaze your friends.A golf ball and the Earth walk into a belt shop and ask how much longer their belts would need to be if they gained an extra inch or two around the middle. The answer will almost certainly surprise you. Keep on listening to The Math Dude to find out why! Read the transcript here: http://bit.ly/1CqsS7khttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_236-si5.mp3Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:15:00 -0700no00:06:51162 TMD 5 Tips for Faster Mental MultiplicationLearn 5 tricks to help you multiply quickly in your head.Ever dreamed of being able to multiply numbers lickety-split…and completely in your head? Wouldn't it be great if you could quickly solve problems like 36 x 25 and 47 x 24? Good news—you can! Keep on reading to find out how. Check out the transcript here: http://bit.ly/1CWbJ9ahttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_162-kf5.mp3Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:00:30 -0700no00:08:01235 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-di3.mp3Fri, 13 Mar 2015 22:30:15 -0700no00:08:05190 TMD 3.14 Fun Facts About PiLearn a little more than 3 fun facts about the famous number pi.Happy Pi Day 2014! What is pi? Why does it have its own holiday? And what are some fun (and useful) facts to know about this famous number? Keep on listening to find out! Read the transcript here: http://bit.ly/1MmsaKUhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_190-sd9.mp3Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0800no00:06:57234 TMD How to Estimate Hours Left Until SunsetLearn how to estimate the hours until sunset using only your handDid you know that math can help you survive? I’m not talking about the jobs, money, and feeding yourself kind of surviving—I’m talking about the lost in the wilderness, life depends on it kind. How? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to find out. Read the transcript here: http://bit.ly/1GcVCUVhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_234-co4.mp3Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:30:15 -0800no00:07:02233 TMD How to Draw Perfect AnglesLearn how to draw perfect 30 and 60 degree angles.If you were handed a piece of string and a pencil, could you draw perfect (or nearly perfect) 30 and 60 degree angles? Why might this be a useful skill? Keep on listening to find out! Read the transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Bo56M0http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_233-ke4.mp3Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:45:30 -0800no00:08:42232 TMD Valentine’s Day MathLearn how to use math to express how much you love somebody.How many grains of sand are on Earth? How many stars are in the universe? How many atoms does our planet contain? What do these numbers have to do with how much you love your Valentine? Keep on listening to find out! Read the transcript here: http://bit.ly/17ORfkZhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_232-dp4.mp3Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:30:15 -0800no00:09:13231 TMD What Is a Nautical Mile?Learn how arc length and nautical miles are relatedHave you ever heard of a nautical mile? Have you ever wondered what in all the world’s oceans that could be? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to learn about the math behind the nautical mile - and its close seafaring relative, the knot. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1Cb0CTphttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_231-of5.mp3Fri, 06 Feb 2015 21:15:15 -0800no00:08:36230 TMD How to Calculate Arc LengthLearn what arc length is and how to calculate it.Do you know what an arc is? Do you know that an arc has a length? And do you know how to calculate that arc length - or why you might want to? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to find out! Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1z79wiwhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_230-se2.mp3Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:00:00 -0800no00:08:03229 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 -0700no00:08:39