Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: March 25, 2013

If you think mathematics is just a language, seek ponder this: and think again. Courtesy of Chris Budd & +plus magazine And if, see perchance, that is not convincing enough, try this: for a positive real number let denote the number of primes less than or equal to , and let be the […]

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Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: March 22, 2013

This is a joint post of Keith Resendes (histogramma.com) and Gary Davis. Karl Pearson described histograms – and gave them their name – in 1895. As the cartoon below suggests, people still have trouble interpreting them today: Cartoon courtesy of www.whatthegregg.com In our experience, even university mathematics majors, studying statistics, have trouble with the meaning of histograms. But histograms can be explained to […]