## Help me solve this real-life math problem.

I need to use math to figure out how to fill my pill organizer correctly.
posted by Tin Man on Jan 12, 2015 - 12 answers

I'm interested in teaching high school students mathematics through a tutoring agency. I have the required experience in mathematics, but very little in teaching. This doesn't seem to be a massive problem for many tutoring agencies, but I want to know: do you have any specific tips/advice about teaching mathematics? And more broadly, any advice about applying for and going to work for a tutoring agency?
posted by Quilford on Nov 26, 2014 - 4 answers

## Help me understand fractions

posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2013 - 29 answers

## Weighted mean

Mathematics-filter: If there are seven funds with various charges, how can I work out the allocation to these funds of a fixed amount so that the weighted mean charge is below a certain level and the allocations are of similar sizes?
posted by djgh on Dec 31, 2012 - 13 answers

## Did Anyone Invent Some New Math Stuff So They Could Solve A Problem Which Then Lead To a Technological Breakthrough?

Can you cite any examples where a technological breakthrough wasn't possible until there was some sort of mathematical breakthrough?
posted by Brian Puccio on Apr 6, 2011 - 32 answers

## Mathematics help for 6yr old son

Help me help my 6yr old with maths.
posted by sammyabdu on Apr 5, 2011 - 17 answers

## An awesome vector geometry teaching website

I'm trying to find a website that teaches vector mathematics in lesson form.
posted by giggleknickers on May 3, 2010 - 2 answers

## What is the next step of this Kenken?

What is the next step of this Kenken?
posted by johnofjack on Jan 30, 2010 - 23 answers

## Math? Maths? Mathesises? Mathelesalizes? Mathematisessizes?

When did "Maths" change to "Math" in American English? Or is it the other way around?
posted by fishmasta on Jul 11, 2009 - 39 answers

## Game theory for people who like words and pictures?

Best books, websites, lecture series on game theory and its applications for smart people who understand mathematics but can't stand trawling through pages of unnecessary complex formulae?
posted by vizsla on Jan 26, 2009 - 8 answers

## Help me relearn mathematics and its practica applications

Applied Math Filter: Help me use math! I'd like to learn more about mathematics and it's practical applications - particularly in Computer Science
posted by dcbarker on Aug 1, 2008 - 13 answers

## Tips for university teaching

Teaching a university course for the first time: any tips or suggestions?
posted by onoclea on Dec 12, 2007 - 33 answers

## Inequalities and direction-flipping

Why is it that when I solve the inequality 0 ≤ arccos(x) <> cos(π/4)? Why do the operators switch direction?
posted by PuGZ on Oct 19, 2007 - 11 answers

## mathematics chess book?

is there a book on the mathematics of chess?
posted by randomizer on Oct 18, 2007 - 6 answers

## The Various Workings of a Cube-Shaped Gallery

Imagine a cube-shaped building, with ten cube-shaped rooms along each side (10 rooms long, 10 high & 10 deep). Each cubular room has 4 walls, 1 ceiling and 1 floor. Each of the 6 interior surfaces in all 1000 cubular rooms is decorated with a different piece of art. The rooms can be moved around the building, as if it were an enormous Rubik's cube, but they can also be spun on their axes, so all 6 walls of all 1000 cubes is capable of touching all the others (if the cube is so arranged). How many combinations of art within the 'Cube Gallery' are possible? If you can run me through the workings of the maths I would be extra grateful. Also, what technical words/phrases/language are useful/interesting in expressing this concept?
posted by 0bvious on Apr 24, 2007 - 25 answers

## simplifying ratios and fractions

Is there a mathematical technique for simplifying ratios/fractions?
posted by lunkfish on Dec 17, 2005 - 21 answers