Tag Archives: Problem Solving

Ten Factorial Seconds?!

Here’s an interesting little problem that came across my desk this afternoon: how much time is \(10!\) seconds? Is it a duration that is best measured in seconds? days? centuries? And, perhaps more importantly, what is the best way of … Continue reading

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Struggling with Hard Problems

Yesterday, I came across an interesting post by Allison at Infinigons. She reminds us that we must remain fearless in the face of difficult problems, and attempt to do something, rather than give problems a cursory once-over, then run to … Continue reading

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All Roads…

One of the great joys of mathematics—and one of the things that I think is often lost in lower level math classes—is that problems, especially the interesting ones, rarely have a single solution. When a given question is asked, there … Continue reading

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