mathematics for the masses
happy holidaze from dansmath! here's to you (the time magazine person of the year!) / dan will be bach after the new year but before the macworld expo in SF / show #25 will be packed with math goodies / please send in your comments, questions, and better math jokes (podcast@dansmath.com) / how do you like my embellished icosahedron?
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dansmathcast_024 dansmathcast #24 : beginning my second year! / we look at consumer computer math, exponential and log functions, another type of secret code / a 'systematic' answer to an e-mail / the solution of the 'can' problem / this math joke is a joke / visit www.dansmath.com / vote for our show at podcastalley
Direct download: dansmathcast_024.mp3
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the dan vinci code on my upcoming show #24, learn about the math behind some secret ciphers such as in the da vinci code, and in public key cryptography / listen to (one-year anniversary) show #23 for the basics of encoding and decoding / check out my holiday 'presence' at YouTube and MySpace, my member name is "dansmath"
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dansmathcast_023 dansmathcast #23 - One Full Year! / we explore radical equations, secret codes, read some e-mail, explode another math myth, and use calculus to find max or min / two other math websites (besides www.dansmath.com), and a math joke round out the show!
Direct download: dansmathcast_023.mp3
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soon to be... show twenty-three! i am working on my next podcast / and will be speaking at a math teachers conference this week / showing some of my mathematica graphics and animations and plugging my podcast / my new problem-of-the-week #256 is up now on www.dansmath.com / i dare you to try it-- no charge! % ;-}
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dansmathcast_022 dansmathcast #22 / it's for you / this time we... discuss voting systems, start a new algebra book, look at functions, bask in the fan mail, and meet more quadratic numbers with weird properties / math joke is a calculus limerick / download all the old shows and learn a lot!
Direct download: dansmathcast_022.mp3
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other voting methods with the midterm elections (and midterm exams) behind us, we might start looking at other voting systems, besides the simple "plurality" / there are "instant runoff" and other surprising methods used in other parts of the world / we'll look into these on upcoming podcast #22
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dansmathcast_021 dansmathcast #21 - it's not a show about blackjack (or jack black) / this time it's medical math / dansquotes from podango / the unfinished chapter on quadratics / algebraic number fields of degree 2 / show 19 parabola found / mediccast promo
Direct download: dansmathcast_021.mp3
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running, then podcasting... hello runners and math nerds - are we a small or large intersection on the big venn diagram of life? / i just finished the silicon valley half marathon in record time - my slowest ever! / now working on show #21 - it will be out by halloween with more good math stuff for you!
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is math class a joke? your math class should make sense, but it shouldn't be so easy it's a joke / challenge yourself with some of the harder homework problems, even ones that aren't assigned / if you need a break from studying, listen to the math joke at the end of each of my podcasts!
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dansmathcast_020 dansmathcast #20 - a show for you - math geek or math challenged. this time we look at geometry, logarithms, the math movie "proof," and induct sophie germain into the hall of fame. and 2 all u dansmathfans: thanks for the downloads, now vote for me at iTunes and PodcastAlley!
Direct download: dansmathcast_020.mp3
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bach from podcast expo! here i am at the podcast expo in southern calif - in the libsyn car! i met lots of famous podcasters and bloggers, and got some exposure for dansmathcast / especially nice was talking to leo laporte, adam christianson of the maccast, 'shooby' kumar, and john 'oneminutetip' chambers, voices i knew well from their shows!
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dansmathcast_019 dansmathcast #19 / it's all about the love (for math) / visiting higher dimensions / quadratic equations / fan mail from Po / reflecting on parabolas and hyperbolas / a really bad math joke!
Direct download: dansmathcast_019.mp3
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thanks for watching my flix ! lots of you have been downloading dansmathflix #2 (even though it weighs in at over 90 MB); i'm very happy about that! i'll produce more animations and things this fall... i'm now working on podcast 19; you can leave a comment in iTunes! keep sending questions, i read some on my show!
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dansmathcast_018 dansmathcast #18 - hot on the heels of the release of my blockbuster film - this episode looks at color numbers and systems, square root expressions, the great Ramanujan joins dan's math hall of fame, learn some reflection properties of circles and ellipses, and try a new type of math joke!
Direct download: dansmathcast_018.mp3
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dansmathflix #2 - ways of seeing numbers here is dan's latest math film, "ways of seeing numbers" / from roman numerals to time codes, color hues, rgb numbers, coordinate systems, animations, and more / dan shows that it's all based on numbers!
Direct download: dansmathflix_02.mov
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bach to school ! it's that time of the year again - students are buying books (such as the bach & leitner classic shown in the picture) and going online (for example www.dansmath.com), just to learn the world's most important subject: math! (is there anything of mine i haven't plugged?) so keep listening to my podcast, and watch for dansmathflix #2 soon.
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dansmathcast_017 dansmathcast #17 (the world's most random number) / this time: rational expressions and equations (part 2), ways of seeing numbers, dan's e-mail questions, another 'math in the movies', equations of parabolas and hyperbolas, and trig riddles / andre agassi and tiger woods academies / my site is www.dansmath.com / dansmathcast is now a member of MERLOT, a multimedia education resource!
Direct download: dansmathcast_017.mp3
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is math a language ? thank you for subscribing, voting, commenting, and of course listening / what an honor to find dansmathcast listed in the top 20 on podcast alley / many people say math is like a foreign language, and that's partly true / i am completing work on dansmathflix #2, "ways of seeing numbers" / it should be out in a couple or three weeks, after episode #17 / check for new links and directories listing dansmathcast soon!
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dansmathcast_016 dansmathcast 4 squared 4 U / this time we talk about: factoring polynomials, finding conic sections, getting their equations / we read dan's e-mail questions / also a look at math in the movies / yet another lame math joke for the nerds / view my website at www.dansmath.com or my blog at dansmath.libsyn.com / dansmathcast now on the "heavy rotation" at iLearnRadio.org / listen in!
Direct download: dansmathcast_016.mp3
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dansmathcast joins iLearn radio! dansmathcast has been persuaded by iLearn Radio Network to join its lineup of scheduled educational podcasts! / you can now hear my show as it might sound on a radio playlist / go to iLearnRadio.org and check their "playing today" list. please e-mail me at podcast@dansmath.com if you try listening using their java player; let me know how you like the experience / and thanks iLearn and BX Radio Network (makers of CoolCast radio as well) !
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dansmathcast_015 dansmathcast / 15 shows in 7.5 months; that's, uh, lots / this episode contains segments about: exponent laws and polynomials, other podcasts i listen to, the idea of proof, reader e-mail, and permutations / math joke as usual to make you groan / listen, you'll be smarter in a half hour!
Direct download: dansmathcast_015.mp3
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running into math problems? hey there dansmathheads / this is me running in the 2005 san francisco marathon / i ran for me and to benefit the National AIDS Foundation / i was slow but determined in that race / just like many math students; success takes perseverance / another chapter done in a series of math courses is like one more mile down in a marathon !
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dansmathcast_014 dansmathcast is back / after a two-week break in maui / dan returns to talk about systems of equations, the state of math education, reader e-mail, the math hall of fame, and gaussian primes / you'll be smarter in a half hour!
Direct download: dansmathcast_014.mp3
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dan surfing the internet to my loyal and/or casual listeners / thanks for your continued support / as you can see, i'm busy at the moment; i'll be recording my next podcast shortly / am i working hard, or hardly working? / meanwhile try my problem of the week, browse my problem archives, and download all my old podcasts!
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dansmathcast_013 dansmathcast #13 / it's your lucky day / the baker's-dozenth show covers graphing lines, a listener e-mail about irrationality, answers to previous show questions, best-fitting lines and curves, and student-sent math jokes! / celebrate my six months of podcasting by visiting www.dansmath.com for all your math nerds' needs!
Direct download: dansmathcast_013.mp3
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make the impossible happen ! whatever you do, you can do it better if you know some math. some of my students have said they thought it was impossible that they would ever pass, not to mention enjoy, a math class! this picture may look like an impossible object, but if you're looking at it, how impossible can it be? (podcast 13 on the way)
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dansmathcast_012 dansmathcast #12 / who "dozen" like math? / apparently there are strong feelings on both sides / dansmathcast is a show for math nerds, math phobics, and everyone in between / this show looks at rational algebra, trig basics, e-mail questions, linear algebra, and which primes are sums of two squares / visit www.dansmath.com for contest problems and much more!
Direct download: dansmathcast_012.mp3
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segment logos for dansmathcast "know your podcaster" / one of the regular features on my math podcast / others are "chapter of the week" although the show comes out twice a month) / mathematics for the masses / advanced math topic of the week / viewer mail (ok, reader & listener mail) / speaking of knowing me, have you listened to podcasts # 1 - 11 yet? / #12 is on the way, with pythagorean theorem at the kentucky derby!
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dansmathcast_011 dansmathcast - on the air since 2005 - a math show for math nerds, math phobics, and everyone in between. show #11 covers equations, topology, moebius strips, math hall of fame, metric spaces and a math joke. listen to dansmathcast with pencil and paper for maximum benefit!
Direct download: dansmathcast_011.mp3
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do you see the pictures? hello pod people / i googled my podcast and realized that dansmathcast is listed on many blogs / not all of them display the pictures that i post / this one is a painful-looking moebius bracelet that i drew in mathematica / if you can't see the picture go to my blog at dansmath.libsyn.com
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dansmathcast_010 dansmathcast reaches thousands -- i am proud to bring you show #10. this time we talk about set theory, geometry, and complex numbers, with a bonus TV sitcom math sound clip. get the answers to last show's challenge and homework problems, hear one of dan's lame math jokes. we guarantee a smarter you in 30 days!
Direct download: dansmathcast_010.mp3
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dan's decimal movement... this eatery proudly displays its decimal illiteracy / can they really make money selling a bag of chips for less than a penny? / as i explained in podcast #2, many people misunderstand and misuse decimals and percentages / if you spot a bad sign, take a picture and send it to me at podcast@dansmath.com / thanks for your votes at podcast alley / dansmathcast has been in their top 25 education list since late march / vote for me there each and every month %;-}
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dansmathcast_009 dansmathcast - ya gotta love it ! show #9 explains coordinates and graphs, statistics, polyhedra, math in the media, and more. visit www.dansmath.com for math lessons, an ongoing problem contest, and lots more.
Direct download: dansmathcast_009.mp3
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dansmath rolls on ! dansmathcast has just crossed over the one billion download milestone! / oh, wait, maybe that was iTunes song downloads / the picture at right is part of the "nested circle world" / the great descartes had a formula back in 1637 for the curvatures of four "kissing circles" / i used it and mathematica to draw hundreds of circles; only a few are shown here / you can learn and see more at my popular website, www.dansmath.com
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dansmathcast_008 dansmathcast - the title says it all! show #8 explains mixture, percent, and distance-rate-time problems, tessellations, who's looking at dan, and derivatives in calculus. stop by www.dansmath.com for math lessons, feature pages, a problem-of-the-week contest, and plenty more...
Direct download: dansmathcast_008.mp3
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dansmathflix #1 - woodhead & safir dansmathflix #1 / a video podcast ! / by popular demand, and because i wanted to, our heroes woodhead and safir (voiced by dan and patty) go on their first math adventure ! / "dansmathflix" will share the dansmathcast feed, with animations or short videos illustrating math topics / watch 'em on computer, iPod video, or other gizmo (.mov format for max compatibility)
Direct download: WS_320_15.mov
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dansmathcast_007 dansmathcast - a math variety show, is produced twice a month. show #7 addresses equations, word problems, math in the movies, and basics of calculus. visit www.dansmath.com for free lessons, feature pages, a problem-of-the-week contest, and other math stuff !
Direct download: dansmathcast_007.mp3
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how to do word problems ! hi dansmathfans - podcast #7 is in the works! this time it's the burning question my students always ask - "how do we do word problems?" - which comes after the question, "what are we gonna use all this math for?" - also coming up this weekend: the basics of calculus - so check back in a couple of days!
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dansmathcast_006 dansmathcast, a math variety show, appears here twice a month. show #6 looks at polynomials, fibonacci numbers, math hall-of-fame, and approximation techniques. go to www.dansmath.com for details, free lessons, feature pages, problem-of-the-week contest, and more!
Direct download: dansmathcast_006.mp3
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do you want math videos? hello dansmath-heads, thanks for your support. i have a cartoon, woodhead and safir, and several mathematica animations done and in the works. do you want to see them, and is it ok to mix videos into this same feed? speak your piece at podcast@dansmath.com, and feel free to vote for dansmathcast at podcastalley.com too! (icosahedron drawn with mathematica)
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dansmathcast_005 dansmathcast is a twice-a-month variety show about mathematics. show #5 dives into variables and expressions, gcd and lcm, math hall-of-fame, and basic group theory. check out www.dansmath.com for podcast details, free lessons, feature pages, problem contests, and more!
Direct download: dansmathcast_005.mp3
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back to school! by now all you students and teachers are into your spring semester or winter quarter; work hard, do your math! / i have some animations and movies i was going to post here, but judging from comments at inside mac radio, people don't like mixing videos and audios in the same feed; they can't watch videos on most players / but if you would like to get my movies i will be posting some on my website starting in february / go to www.dansmath.com / vote for dansmathcast at podcastalley.com / thanks dansmathfans!
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dansmathcast_004 dansmathcast is a curiously popular variety show about the subject of mathematics. show #4 covers exponents, strange rounding (proving 2+2=5), macworld expo, and functions. check out www.dansmath.com for podcast details, feature pages, math lessons, contest problems, lame jokes, and other math stuff!
Direct download: dansmathcast_004_copy_1.mp3
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happy new year 2006 ! wow, is it 2006 already?! / thanks again for all your downloads and subscriptions; i'm now listed on iTunes. odeo, ipodder.org, podcast.net, yahoo podcasts, podcast alley, and more! (if you love dansmathcast, you can vote for me at www.podcastalley.com) / the picture at the right is Woodhead, a 3D character i've been animating over the last few years / look for a video podcast starring "Woodhead and Safir" soon!
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