Category Archives: Finite Math

Standard z-Scores – How to Explain Them

Standard z-Scores – How to Explain Them

Do you teach standard z-scores? Is it a struggle explaining what they really are? Try this!More

Linear Programming Problems – How to Set Them Up

Linear Programming Problems – How to Set Them Up

Do your students struggle with setting up linear programming problems? Do you? Here’s a handy list of steps that will help. More

Probability Tree Diagrams as Puzzles!

Probability Tree Diagrams as Puzzles!

Probability tree diagrams are a tool to help students find probabilities. But they can also be a puzzle. Learn how and get the FREE DOWNLOAD here!More

Permutations in Braiding Hair

Permutations in Braiding Hair

Do you braid your hair? Did you know there’s some crazy math in it?More

The Math Behind the Monty Hall Problem

The Math Behind the Monty Hall Problem

As promised, here’s the “hard way” to understand the Monty Hall Problem. A little math involved, but also the Back to the Future Time Machine!More

The Monty Hall Problem Explained – The Easy Way

The Monty Hall Problem Explained – The Easy Way

There are a couple of ways to explain the Monty Hall Problem – the easy way and the hard way. I have to make cheesy potatoes, so the hard way comes tomorrow…More

Present Value vs Future Value – How Can You Tell the Difference?

Present Value vs Future Value – How Can You Tell the Difference?

Ever wonder what the difference is between a Present Value annuity and a Future Value annuity? Wonder no more! This video explains it.More

Math Crafts: Probability Earrings

Math Crafts: Probability Earrings

Want to get your homeschool teenager to do probability? Try heading to the bead shop first. This video shows probability in action with a beautiful end result.More

In How Many Ways Can You Solve the Thiagi Circles Jolt?

In How Many Ways Can You Solve the Thiagi Circles Jolt?

A fun puzzle from world famous Thiagi – and the number of different ways to solve it!More

How to Calculate Permutations and Combinations

The two previous posts showed how to tell the difference between permutations and combinations and how to work with factorials. Now you’re ready to do some calculations!More