## Teaching Finite Mathematics

Last night, I submitted the grades for the summer session of MATH 106, Finite Mathematics, at UMUC. Teaching Finite Mathematics is kind of a mixed bag and this term, was my first hybrid 106 session. So I began the first night with a warning to my students that this would

## Review of the INFORMS Analytics Maturity Model

At last Monday’s WINFORMS meetup in DC, Aaron Burciaga and Raj Reddi presented the new INFORMS Analytics Maturity Model (AMM). The AMM is a graded typology allowing organizations to assess their use of data analytics in existing business processes. The AMM also gives organizations the ability to set goals for

## The National Science Foundation Finds Ignorance

Back in February, much was made of an NSF study showing roughly a quarter of Americans believe the Sun revolves around the Earth. The well-educated know this was dispensed with by Nicolaus Copernicus nearly 500 years ago. Remarkably, this survey is conducted every few years and the graph above shows

## A Theorem on the Consumer Surplus

Theorem. Let be a scaling factor and  be a generalized linear model such that is the amount of a good or service purchased and is the price per unit of the good or service. If  such that and , then, $$-\frac{\hat{y}^{\prime\,2}}{2\hat{\beta_1^\prime}} = -\frac{\hat{y}^2}{2\hat{\beta_1}} \label{eqn:thm} \text{.}$$ If , then . 1

## My letter in Significance Magazine…

Our Boo-boo In an unsigned article on xkcd, the authors pity readers who do not recognize “What’s up, Doc?” Like the authors, Yogi Bear may be “smarter than the av-er-age bear” (which, I suppose is preferable to a mean bear) when stealing “pic-a-nic baskets.” But when expressing extreme delight, “Yabba