Just a list of education related blogs and podcasts (mainly focused on math)



    More or Less: Behind the Stats
    Freakonomics
    • All About Bugs (of the Animal and Computer Varieties): TMSIDK Episode 32 by Stephen J. Dubner Sunday
      Musical crickets, crop-saving wasps — and why you should pre-bug your software. John McWhorter is co-host; the live fact-checker is Bari Weiss. The post All About Bugs (of the Animal and Computer Varieties): TMSIDK Episode 32 appeared first ...
    • Why Larry Summers Is the Economist Everyone Hates to Love by Freakonomics Oct 19, 2017
      Season 7, Episode 7 This week on Freakonomics Radio: he’s been U.S. Treasury Secretary, a chief economist for the Obama White House and the World Bank, and president of Harvard. He’s one of the most brilliant economists of his generati...
    • The Demonization of Gluten by Stephen J. Dubner Oct 18, 2017
      Celiac disease is thought to affect roughly one percent of the population. The good news: it can be treated by quitting gluten. The bad news: many celiac patients haven’t been diagnosed. The weird news: millions of people without celiac dise...
    • School Start Times, Brand Names, and Too Much Ground Beef: TMSIDK Episode 31 by Stephen J. Dubner Oct 15, 2017
      We filled this episode with insights about the true value of ground beef, sleeping in, company names, and more. Alex Wagner (CBS This Morning Saturday, The Atlantic) is our special guest co-host, with AJ Jacobs (author of It's All Relative) as rea...
    • When the White House Got Into the Nudge Business by Freakonomics Oct 12, 2017
      Season 7, Episode 6 This week on Freakonomics Radio: a tiny behavioral-sciences startup in the Obama White House tried to improve the way federal agencies did their work. Considering the size (and habits) of most federal agencies, it wasn’t ...

    The Math Dude Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Math Easier
    • 300 TMD Math Is a Playground…So Play! by QuickAndDirtyTips.com Feb 24, 2017
      What’s the point of learning math? Why is it so important that kids are exposed to mathematical thinking? And what do parents and teachers need to know about learning real math? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: h...
    • 077 TMD How Are Distances and Absolute Values Related? by QuickAndDirtyTips.com Feb 18, 2017
      Learn how to use absolute values to find distances between numbers and places. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2lPuJQ7
    • 299 TMD How to Use Math to Fly Rockets to Space by QuickAndDirtyTips.com Feb 10, 2017
      What does it really mean for a satellite to orbit the Earth? What’s the math behind it? And what’s the math behind the rockets that get those satellites into orbit? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: http://b...
    • 227 TMD Polygon Puzzle: How Many Degrees Are In a Polygon? by QuickAndDirtyTips.com Feb 2, 2017
      How many degrees are in the interior angles of a pentagon? Or a hexagon? An octagon? Or any polygon? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to learn how to solve this polygon puzzle! Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1IF5Uu1
    • 298 TMD The Simple Math Behind Crunching the Sizes of Crowds by QuickAndDirtyTips.com Jan 27, 2017
      How large was the crowd at the recent U.S. presidential inauguration? Or the inauguration 8 years ago? Or at last Saturday’s Women’s March in Washington D.C.? Keep on listening to find out how crowd sizes are estimated. Read the full t...


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