Monday, April 4, 2011

In an email from Maryland PIRG

Maryland PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) is a student advocacy organization that I somehow got on the mailing list of at Maryland and they still send me stuff. Their most recent email included the following:

"Some proposals in Congress would significantly cut student aid - the U.S. House voted to slash Pell Grant funding by $5.7 billion – cutting, on average, $785 in financial aid for over 9 million students."

"over 9 million" * $785 is over $7 billion, not $5.7 billion. (On the other hand, this may make sense if the $785 number is the median, and not the mean.)

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Blog Feature

As you may notice, I went back and added category tags to all my blog posts. This makes it easier to find previous posts. For instance, if you want to look at all my Gaming Math problems, you can click on "gaming-math" on the right hand side.