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.comno222 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-hk8.mp3Thu, 26 Nov 2015 22:30:30 -0800no00:06:36265 TMD How to Use Stem-and-Leaf PlotsFind out what you can learn from a stem-and-leaf plot.Why are stem-and-leaf plots useful? How are they related to the kind of stems and leaves that fall from trees this time of year? Keep on listening to find out!http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_265-dr5.mp3Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:30:15 -0800no00:07:02264 TMD What Are Stem-and-Leaf Plots?Learn how to make a stem-and-leaf plot.How do you make stem-and-leaf plots? Why might you want to? How are they related to the stems and leaves that fall from trees? Keep on listening to find out!http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_264-se8.mp3Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:00:45 -0800no00:07:36263 TMD How to Solve Archimedes’ Volume PuzzleLearn Archimedes’ famous method for calculating volume.Have you ever heard the story of Archimedes and his famous “Eureka!” moment? Want to know how to use his discovery to measure the volume of a pumpkin … or anything else? Keep on listening to find out!http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_263-ai9.mp3Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:00:00 -0800no00:07:08172 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-ew8.mp3Fri, 30 Oct 2015 08:30:00 -0700no00:06:24262 TMD How to Find the Volume of a PumpkinLearn how to estimate the volume of an ellipsoid…and a pumpkin.How can you find the volume of a pumpkin? How is this related to finding the volume of an ellipsoid? And what does any of this have to do with Archimedes’ famous “Eureka!” moment? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1LF1vLphttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_262-ck5.mp3Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:45:30 -0700no00:08:54261 TMD How to Resolve Zeno’s ParadoxLearn all about Zeno’s famous "Achilles and the Tortoise" paradox.Who do you think would win a race between the mighty Greek warrior Achilles and a very clever tortoise? Obviously, Achilles would clobber the tortoise…or would he? The answer might surprise you. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/20ecKlMhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_261-ce3.mp3Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:00:15 -0700no00:08:25260 TMD What Is a Mathematical Limit?Learn what the word “limit” means in math.Do you know what a limit is in math? Do you know how to define a circle using this idea? And do you know why you might want to? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1OGpDznhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_260-jc5.mp3Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:15:00 -0700no00:09:39259 TMD What Is Euler's Number?Learn about Euler's number and it's relationship to exponentials.What makes an exponential an exponential? Are any exponentials more special than others? And what does Euler's number have to do with any of this? Stay tuned for the answers. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Q5YIfthttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_259-dw3.mp3Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:45:30 -0700no00:10:17258 TMD What Is Exponential Growth?Learn what "exponential growth" really means.Have you ever heard that something is growing exponentially? Or that it's accelerating at an exponential pace? Or that it's getting exponentially better? What does exponentially really mean? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1OWNLPPhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_258-de4.mp3Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:00:45 -0700no00:09:18257 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-is3.mp3Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:45:00 -0700no00:07:54256 TMD Imaginary Numbers in the Real WorldLearn how complex numbers can be used to solve real world problems.Although every complex number has a so-called “imaginary" part, in many ways they're just as “real” as real numbers. And complex numbers have many real uses in the real world. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1UTHZx2http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_256-kv4.mp3Fri, 11 Sep 2015 11:45:00 -0700no00:10:00255 TMD What Are Vectors?Learn what vectors are and why they’re useful.Behind every acceleration you make and every press on the brake is a vector. Behind the arrangement of each limb on a tree and the flight of a bumblebee is a vector. So what are vectors? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1UTnshphttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_255-vc4.mp3Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:45:30 -0700no00:07:08254 TMD What Are Complex Numbers?Learn how complex numbers are related to real and imaginary numbers.What do you get when you put a real and an imaginary number together? A complex number. No, not a complicated number (although it kind of is), we’re talking about an entirely new set of numbers dubbed “complex.” Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1JLrpJkhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_254-ki4.mp3Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:45:00 -0700no00:07:40253 TMD What Are Imaginary Numbers?Find out if imaginary numbers are really imaginary.Have you ever heard of imaginary numbers? Have you always thought they must be some kind of made-up numbers that don't have anything to do with reality? Well think again! Keep on listening to learn where imaginary numbers come from. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1XdehXChttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_253-dc5.mp3Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:45:45 -0700no00:08:14252 TMD How to Use the Stars to Find Your LatitudeLearn how to find your latitude on Earth using the stars.Have you ever wondered how people figured out their latitude back in the days before the Internet? Did you know you can use the same math trick they used to pinpoint your latitude today? Keep on listening to find out how it works! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1J81caVhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_252-ctd3.mp3Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:15:30 -0700no00:07:14251 TMD How to Calculate DensityLearn what density is and how to calculate it.What does density measure? What are the densities of common things like air and water? How can you tell if something will float in a bathtub? Keep on listening to find out. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1hOOB3lhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_251-df2.mp3Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:00:45 -0700no00:07:35250 TMD How to Measure Time Without a StopwatchLearn how to solve a math brain teaser about measuring time.How can you measure time without using a stopwatch? You could use the movement of the Sun across the sky, you could watch a pendulum swing, or you could burn some very special string. Keep on listening to find out how it works! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1E8ZcuFhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_250-sb5.mp3Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:15:30 -0700no00:06:44249 TMD 3 Tips for Calculating PercentagesLearn 3 tips to help you quickly calculate percentages.How quickly can you calculate 25% of 70? Or 40% of 50? Or 75% of 160? Keep on listening to learn 3 easy tips for calculating percentages. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1JPjawnhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_249-sb5.mp3Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:00:00 -0700no00:09:06248 TMD 3 More Numerical Fun Facts About PlutoLearn 3 more numerical fun facts about the famous dwarf planet Pluto.How big does the Sun look from Pluto? How bright would it be? And, if you could travel to Pluto, what would the sky look like? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1ON2WIhhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_248-si3.mp3Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:00:00 -0700no00:08:04247 TMD 5 Numerical Fun Facts About PlutoLearn 5 numerical fun facts about the famous dwarf planet Pluto.How far away is Pluto? How many years does it take to fly there? How long does Pluto take to orbit the Sun? How fast is it traveling? And how fast is the New Horizons spacecraft on its way to Pluto traveling? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1MyrUcYhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_247-vy6.mp3Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:15:30 -0700no00:09:49111 TMD How to Find the Distance to Fireworks and ThunderstormsLearn how to find the distance to fireworks and thunderstorms.Learn how to find the distance to fireworks and thunderstorms. SPONSOR: Use http://www.betterment.com/mathdude and receive a $25 account bonus! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1LqNh1fhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_111_ft9.mp3Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:30:45 -0700no00:07:20246 TMD Martin Gardner's 3 Penny PuzzleLearn how to solve a probability puzzle about a trio of pennies.Are you a fan of brain teasers? If so, you’ll love today’s probability puzzler. And if not, hopefully you will be a fan after today. Regardless, have fun! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1BVkwrxhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_246-kt5.mp3Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:15:15 -0700no00:07:35245 TMD Why Does a Circle Have 360 Degrees?Learn the history behind the 360 degrees of a circle.Where do the 360 degrees of a circle come from? When did this way of divvying up a circle come into common practice? Who made this choice? And why? Keep on listening to find out. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1C6qQNehttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_245-lt5.mp3Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:15:45 -0700no00:08:44244 TMD What Are Combinations? Part 2Learn how to calculate even more mathematical combinations.What amazingly clever trick can help you count combinations of objects? How does it relate to our quest to find the total number of hypothetically colored rainbows? Keep on reading to find out. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1LfmeUAhttp://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/mathdude/traffic.libsyn.com/mathdude/tmd_244-mt5.mp3Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:15:30 -0700no00:09:58