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The Math Dude Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Math Easier

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The Math Dude makes understanding math easier and more fun than your teachers ever led you to believe was possible. Host Jason Marshall provides clear explanations of math terms and principles, and his simple tricks for solving basic algebra problems will have even the most mathphobic people looking forward to working out whatever math problem comes their way.

The Math Dude makes understanding math easier and more fun than your teachers ever led you to believe was possible. Host Jason Marshall provides clear explanations of math terms and principles, and his simple tricks for solving basic algebra problems will have even the most mathphobic people looking forward to working out whatever math problem comes their way.
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The Math Dude makes understanding math easier and more fun than your teachers ever led you to believe was possible. Host Jason Marshall provides clear explanations of math terms and principles, and his simple tricks for solving basic algebra problems will have even the most mathphobic people looking forward to working out whatever math problem comes their way.

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Episodes

300 TMD Math Is a Playground…So Play!

2/24/2017
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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: http://bit.ly/2mINl8z

Duration:00:06:59

077 TMD How Are Distances and Absolute Values Related?

2/18/2017
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Learn how to use absolute values to find distances between numbers and places. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2lPuJQ7

Duration:00:06:56

299 TMD How to Use Math to Fly Rockets to Space

2/10/2017
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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://bit.ly/2l9sIAz

Duration:00:08:21

227 TMD Polygon Puzzle: How Many Degrees Are In a Polygon?

2/3/2017
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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

Duration:00:06:23

298 TMD The Simple Math Behind Crunching the Sizes of Crowds

1/27/2017
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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 transcript here: http://bit.ly/2kAq43R

Duration:00:07:25

226 TMD Math Tips for Smart Shopping

1/20/2017
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Would you rather get a 33% bigger coffee for no extra charge or pay 33% less for the regular size? Do you know how to avoid being tricked into buying more than you need? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to learn about the numbers behind savvy shopping. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1FiHHNz

Duration:00:07:04

250 TMD How to Measure Time Without a Stopwatch

1/13/2017
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How can you measure time without using a stopwatch? You could use the movement of the Sun across the sky, you could watch a pendulum swing, or you could burn some very special string. Keep on listening to find out how it works! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1E8ZcuF

Duration:00:06:24

297 TMD 4 More FAQs About Percentages

1/6/2017
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How do you quickly calculate 25% of a number? Or 33% of a number? Or 50%? And how can you quickly calculate percentage increases? Keep on listening to learn the answers to these frequently asked questions about percentages. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2i46GPA

Duration:00:09:56

193 TMD The 5 Steps of Problem Solving

12/30/2016
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Do "word problems" make you cower in fear? Do you ever find yourself stuck on math problems before you even get started? If so, keep on listening because Math Dude's simple 5-step method for solving math problems can help! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2hZORNn

Duration:00:07:29

296 TMD How Many Gifts Are In the 12 Days of Christmas?

12/23/2016
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How many gifts should one's true love be given on each of the 12 Days of Christmas? If you stick to the recommendations from the classic song, the answer can be calculated using a bit of clever math. Keep on listening to find out how. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2hDDkm7

Duration:00:09:36

179 TMD Christmas Math 101

12/15/2016
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How long does Santa have to hang out when he's dropping presents off at your house? And how fast do his reindeer fly? Keep on listening to find out about the incredible math behind Santa's magical night! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2iEKwAa

Duration:00:05:48

295 TMD What Is the Probability that Alien Life Exists?

12/9/2016
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Are we alone in the universe? If so, why? If not, where is everybody? Thankfully, math can help us with these astronomically profound questions. Keep on listening to learn all about the probability of extraterrestrial life. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2isqx83

Duration:00:09:42

127 TMD How to Quickly Calculate Percentages

12/2/2016
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Learn a quick and dirty tip to help you calculate pesky percentages in your head. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2h6A1rU SPONSOR: Try GotoMeeting with HDFaces Today Free for 30 Days!

294 TMD How Are Turkeys and Extraterrestrials Related?

11/25/2016
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How many turkeys are consumed each year in the U.S. on Thanksgiving? And how many extraterrestrial civilizations might exist in the universe? Umm…wait…what?! Although these seem like unrelated questions, they’re not. As we'll soon find out, they’re united by math. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2fUBPnD

Duration:00:08:43

134 TMD What Are Mixed Fractions?

11/18/2016
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Learn what mixed fractions are and find out how they're related to regular fractions.

Duration:00:05:52

293 TMD Why Were the 2016 U.S. Presidential Polls Wrong?

11/11/2016
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The 2016 U.S. presidential election is over. And if you'd been following the polls, the results might have been surprising. What went wrong with those polls? It has to do with statistical and systematic uncertainties. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2gnNRpX

Duration:00:09:26

206 TMD How Big Is the Universe?

11/4/2016
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The solar system is big, the distances between stars bigger, and the distance to the center of the galaxy in which we live is even bigger than that. But all of that is tiny compared to the distance to the edge of the known universe! Just how big is that? The Math Dude breaks it all down. Visit the website to read the full transcript: http://bit.ly/UBERxy

Duration:00:07:10

292 TMD How to Think About the Size of the Earth

10/28/2016
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Do you have a good feel for the size of the Earth? If you’re like most people, you know that it’s big but you don’t have a sense for exactly how big. Today we’re going to change that! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2eVwubz

Duration:00:06:54

210 TMD 5 More Tips for Understanding Weights and Measures

10/21/2016
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How much is a gram? An ounce? Or a ton? If you don't have an intuitive feel for exactly how much mass these quantities represent, keep on listening! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2dWyR0G

Duration:00:06:35

291 TMD How Does Geometry Explain the Phases of the Moon?

10/14/2016
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What causes the Moon to change phases throughout the month? Why is it sometimes visible only during the day and other times only at night? What’s the relationship between these times and the Moon’s phases? The answer in all cases is geometry. Keep on listening to find out how it works! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2ebEjeY

Duration:00:09:37