## Problems First

I have been in college for 14 years. I tell my kids that puts me in 26th grade. In that time I have taken a ton of math and statistics courses and in all of them similar approaches to homework were used. It goes like thisâ€¦

## Calling for linear regression application ideas

In this semester of my PhD education I am taking a course on Project Based Learning (PBL). The major outcome of this class is that I will design a PBL…

## An Idea for a Math Project, “Why Do I Need To Know This?”

I believe that I have written about this before but I wanted to give a detailed description of the project or “big assignment” that I give in all of my…

## Be Careful How You Use the Pythagorean Theorem

There are a whole subset of triangles that have one angle that is 90Â° called right triangles. Often in the â€œrealâ€ world we see these when we are talking about…

## Why is Statistics So Scary?

I have been completely immersed in the world of statistics for the last three and a half years. I have had the privaledge of teaching for most of that time…

## What does Human Computer Interaction really mean?

We have a relatively new â€œvirtualâ€ department at Iowa State University (ISU) called Human Computer Interaction (HCI). What I mean by virtual department is, that in order to get a…

## An Applied Math and Statistics Workshop

This summer North Carolina State University ran a really neat workshop that involved mathematical and statistics modeling. I am always interested in how people are advancing students in applied math…

## Let the words lead you to the formula!!

If I have a craving for Grannyâ€™s (my husbandâ€™s grandma) ham balls I wouldnâ€™t dare even make my shopping list without first consulting the recipe card that was handed down…

## Getting Back to the Basics

Spending three years submerged in graduate level statistics tends to cloud judgment of the knowledge that the lay man should have on that subject. Since my education in this subject…