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Why is mathematics the most boring class in school?
It’s not universally agreed that mathematics is the worst subject everyone has to study in school, but I would say the agreement is close to universal. Why is it so boring? Aesthetically, I prefer nonmiraculous explanations that don’t invoke unique, … Continue reading
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Help! I’m struggling with basic combinatorics!
I normally discard all homework questions (I get a lot). But georgiatehc is a cool kid and has been a loyal tumblr follower for quite a long time. So I wrote him a long answer summarising the spiel I used … Continue reading
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Tagged combinatorics, education, homework, math help, math teacher, math tutor, mathematics, maths help, order doesn't matter, order matters, school, teaching, word problems
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Climate Statistics
httpness: (studying statistics) Can there be a different standard deviation up and down? isomorphisms: Yes. it’s called a semideviation. (Or a quasinorm.) There are a lot of people who argue that semideviations and quasinorms are more natural than standard deviation … Continue reading
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Tagged abstract algebra, assumption of constant variance, assumptions, beginner's mind, constant variance, directionality, dispersion, Gaussian, Gaussian distribution, homoscedasticity, homoskedasticity, interquartile range, IQR, kurtosis, math, mathematics, maths, moments, normal distribution, probability distribution, quasinorms, semideviation, statistics, summer, teaching, temperature, weather
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