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Alternative Math Methods

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A lot of math is broken down into processes. Start with a problem, do this, do that and, voila, you have the answer. Most people in America learn the same processes for doing most basic arithmetic, and it’s easy to forget there might be other ways to solve […]

The shortest path

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Shortcuts are a great way to do a lot of math in your head. You know the guy in the office that always responds when you ask “What’s 25 times 56?” He’s using shortcuts, and so can you. The best thing about these so-called tricks? They always have a […]

Making more math geeks

You may have noticed that I like math. This is not a new thing for me. Math has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and not in the organic sense of counting blocks or birthdays. My parents, both with degrees in mathematics, spent a good amount of […]

Classical Geek jokes

Ah, there’s nothing quite like the geek joke. When you hear one, you’re torn between not wanting to look stupid and not wanting to look too smart! I’ve heard a lot of them in my time, and thought I’d share some of my favorites with you here.

There are 10 kinds of people […]

Keno: an odd game

For the past 20 years, I’ve been going to Las Vegas for a weekend here and there and, just like everyone else, I couldn’t even stop gambling to eat; and why should I? The casino owners so graciously offer to take even more of my money as I munch on the buffet of the day […]