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Why Pay More?

Mathematics

This lesson is an introduction to Multiple Regression Analysis or MRA, a...
Averages: Still Flawed

Mathematics

This learning video continues the theme of an early BLOSSOMS lesson, Flaws of...
Fantastic Factorials

Mathematics

The aim of this video lesson is to introduce the concept of factorials, and to...
Tragedy of the Commons

Mathematics

This lesson introduces students to the “Tragedy of the Commons,” an...
The Monty Hall Problem or How to Outsmart a Game Show and Win a Car

Mathematics

This lesson teaches students how to make decisions in the face of uncertainty...
The Pythagorean Theorem: Geometry’s Most Elegant Theorem

Mathematics

This lesson teaches students about the history of the Pythagorean theorem,...
Rational versus Irrational Numbers

Mathematics

The scope of this video lesson consists in studying the sets of Rational and...
The Power of Exponentials, Big and Small

Mathematics

Exponential growth is keenly applicable to a variety of different fields...
Who Do You Know? The Theory Behind Social Networking

Mathematics

This video lesson will introduce students to algorithmic thinking through the...
The Quadratic Equation: It’s Hip to Be Squared

Mathematics

This lesson aims to help students with quadratic functions y = ax2 + bx + c....
The Towers of Hanoi: Experiential Recursive Thinking

Mathematics

This lesson is about the Towers of Hanoi problem, a classic famous problem...
The Mathematics of Voting

Mathematics

The goal of this video lesson is to teach students about new and exciting ways...
Optimizing Your Diet: What Linear Programming Can Tell You!

Mathematics

In this video lesson, students will learn about linear programming (LP) and...
Guess the Last Ball: An Exercise in Mathematical Modeling

Mathematics

This video lesson uses the technique of induction to show students how to...
Is Bigger Better? A Look at a Selection Bias that Is All Around Us

Mathematics

This learning video addresses a particular problem of selection bias, a...
Flaws of Averages

Mathematics

This learning video presents an introduction to the Flaws of Averages using...
Taking Walks, Delivering Mail: An Introduction to Graph Theory

Mathematics

This learning video presents an introduction to graph theory through two fun,...
Flu Math Games

Mathematics

This video lesson shows students that math can play a role in understanding how...
The Art of Approximation in Science and Engineering: How to Whip Out Answers Quickly

Mathematics

The purpose of this learning video is to show students how to think more freely...
Are Random Triangles Acute or Obtuse?

Mathematics

This learning video deals with a question of geometrical probability. A key...
Fabulous Fractals and Difference Equations

Mathematics

This learning video introduces students to the world of Fractal Geometry...
The Broken Stick Experiment: Triangles, Random Numbers and Probability

Mathematics

This learning video is designed to develop critical thinking in students by...