### Archive: March 1, 2009 - March 7, 2009

### Friday Quiz

These are some homework problems that Tricia Colclaser gave her Honors Pre-Calculus students this week. She said they are tougher than anything they might find in their text books. "Practicing on harder problems gives you a chance to really put...

By Michael Alison Chandler | March 4, 2009; 3:14 PM ET | Comments (1)

### Honors Pre-Calculus

I visited an honors pre-calculus class at Fairfax High today, so I could get a feel for some more accelerated math. It's the course Tricia Colclaser teaches when she's not teaching Algebra II. The class is a little larger, with...

By Michael Alison Chandler | March 4, 2009; 1:54 PM ET | Comments (9)

### Happy Square Root Day!

03/03/09 These days don't come along very often. The holiday dates back to (any guesses?) Sept. 9, 1981 and was started by a high school teacher in Redwood City, Calif. We'll have to wait until April 4, 2016 for the...

By Michael Alison Chandler | March 3, 2009; 1:50 PM ET | Comments (2)

### Story of a Math Formula

Question: Math formula most likely to be found in the next edition of Trivial Pursuit Answer: The Gaussian copula function For a lesson in applied math, check out this article from Wired Magazine "Recipe for Disaster: The Formula that Killed...

By Michael Alison Chandler | March 2, 2009; 1:31 PM ET | Comments (2)