New Math: Judge and Jury

Here is the latest installment of Craig Damrauer's "New Math." Earlier posts can be found here, and his own site here.

New Math: Humans Getting in the Way of Themselves

Here is the latest installment of Craig Damrauer‘s “New Math.” Earlier posts can be found here, and his own site here.

Introducing "New Math"

Not long ago, we linked to a site called New Math, whose proprietor is named Craig Damrauer. We liked Craig’s work so much that we asked if he felt like contributing new pieces to this blog occasionally. We are happy to say that he agreed. Craig is, in his own words, “a writer and artist […]

Not Good at Math? Blame Your Inner Fish

New research suggests that female mosquitofish can count, but only up to four with any precision. No word on how high male mosquitofish can count. The research design is quite clever: When males bother females, the females try to flee to the biggest group of nearby females. When given the choice between two groups — […]

Reading Incomprehension

On Dan Hamermesh‘s always-interesting blog, I read the first sentence of a recent entry: My grandson will be 13 in 13 months. I had to read it three times to realize that this was not a clever way of saying that he had a brand new grandson. The “months” at the end of the sentence […]