Lizard Grow

My son was given this lizard as a big brother gift (can’t find online link to product, but here’s a similar toy). Thoughts? Original Size Size After 2 Day Soak Before Measurements Left image Length: 905 pixels Width (between front feet): 275 pixels 1 inch: 90 pixels Right image Height: 150 pixels 1 inch: 115 […]

Final Oreo Post

Part 1 and Part 2. There have been a couple of questions regarding the validity of my measuring process. The one that irked me the most was the fact that I had never measured the weight of the wafers of the Double Stuf. Was it possible that the wafers for the Oreo and Double Stuf […]

Oreo Verification

So things have gone a bit crazy lately. While on summer vacation, this happened: All for a blog post that I wrote in February. (My previous high for views in one day was 299.) In the original post where my class suggests that the Double Stuf Oreo is only 1.86x stuffed, the data set is […]

Follow-up to 50 billion app downloads

Previous post. So 50 billion apps downloaded on the iTunes store has come and gone, and I have nothing to show for it (except for a bunch of fun learning and some excitement for the next time). Things that happened: We made a prediction in class to within 15 min of the actual stopping time. I found […]

50 billion app downloads

Ok. When is it going to hit 50 billion? Put your bets down. Old posts from when Apple was at 25 billion app downloads. More questions: When will it hit 100 billion? 1 trillion? How many apps will be sold by December 25th? Any more? Edit 5/11/13 More info:

Oreo: Original vs. Double vs. Mega

[edit 8/20/13: New post with more data on the weights of Oreos and Double Stuf Oreos.] [edit 8/21/13: And Part 3.] Are Double Stuf Oreos really double stuffed? Some disagreement here: Chris Danielson in part 1 2 and 3 versus Chris Lusto in part 1 and 2. Enter in the Mega Stuf Oreo. Is the Mega Stuf double stuffed, triple stuffed, more???? […]

Deadly Nightshade

Our baby is teething and while I was at the pharmacy, I saw a homeopathic remedy for teething babies with the following ingredients: Belladonna, aka Deadly Nightshade, has what percentage of alkaloids? 0.0000000000003% or 3 x 10^-13% Or if we take 1g of “medicine” then there are 3 femtograms, or 3 x 10^-15 grams of […]

Timon on 101qs.com

Timon Piccini has been kicking ass at this math blogging thing for a while now. Here’s part of his take on Dan Meyer’s 101qs site: Over at Dan’s site people have been discussing these last set of questions and we find, naturally, Dan promoting his brand of “Make the prompt scream the question you are […]

Follow-up to 25 billion apps

Follow-up to 25 billion apps. Our class calculated that the app store would hit 25 billion on Friday at 11pm eastern. The contest is over, but the press release didn’t say when it finished. The 25 billionth app downloaded, Where’s My Water? Free, was downloaded by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. As the winner of the App Store Countdown […]