An Amazon Prime Visa card earns 3-5% toward Amazon every time you swipe. If you don't carry a balance and pay off the credit card every month this is quite a deal. You get things for free every so often after those points accumulate. For as long as many of us have had a checking … Continue reading Should I Feel Entitled to Free Checking?
The Riddler Express for Friday, February 23 was a gambler's ruin problem, so I thought I would walk you through the solution and show you how the following problem can be solved. Suppose you have one quarter, and I have two quarters. Each round, a die is rolled. If a 1, 2, 3, or 4 … Continue reading Gambler’s Ruin: A Lesson in Probability
"Everybody lies." - Seth Stephens-DavidowitzNew Way of Getting DataPolling people doesn't reveal what's true anymore. We all found that out when Trump became our president. The reason behind this is explained very well in the new book Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by … Continue reading My Google ABC’s
If you can memorize this chart, you can do a really cool card trick.My basic statistics class gets to learn a new thing about me each class period. Today, they learned that I like card tricks, especially mathematical ones. Want to try? Grab a deck of cards. Count out 27 cards, because that is all … Continue reading Card Trick
Standing on the Top Platform of the State Capitol Building in TopekaIt was Tuesday, with one more week until class begins, and the alarm went off at 5am. I put on my suit and tie, had a leisurely breakfast and some coffee and went over my speech one more time. Then, I drove to the … Continue reading Less Than a Week Left of Winter Break