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DiscreteIdeas moving

Well, I’ve kept the discreteideas.com domain for a few years after my last post here, and it doesn’t look like I’ll be adding much to this soon, so I’m letting the domain go.

You can still find the blog at http://discreteideas.tankerbay.com

Fractured Memories

Some fractions are a part of everyday life; dimes, quarters, nickels, hours, minutes, seconds, etc. These are relatively easy to manage mainly because we deal with them so often. Everyone just “knows” that 1/2 is 0.5, and 1/4 is .25, and 1/10 is 0.1; we’ve had it ingrained in us through massive amounts of […]

Elegance in motion

Every once in awhile, I come across a video (usually on Youtube, isn’t that where everthing ends up) that quite elegantly illustrates something math-related. I haven’t been collecting them long, but I thought I’d share a couple of them with you all. Please enjoy them as much as I have.

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Mom was right

Ah, Mother’s Day. Admittedly, Math isn’t the first thing you think about when scrambling for that 1-800-Flowers phone number (I always forget that one) or that last box of chocolate from the drugstore. However, one of the memories that sticks in my mind most about my Mom is arguing with her about Math during […]

Tax Bracketology

A graphical look at tax burdens based on income and spread across multiple year’s worth of tax tables. […]

Pi for lunch?

Happy Pi Day! Yes, it’s that time of year again when the month and day (in the American form of date representation) for those legendary 3 digits 3/14, also known as the beginning of the mathematical term Pi1. Being The Count, however, I’m certainly not satisfied with just one Pi Day each year, or […]