EP018: Product development and mathematics: Samir Kumar, senior director of product management at Qualcomm, discusses life on the job and the various ways that math is used

Samir has worked in the technology sector since 2000, when he was employed by Microsoft as a technology specialist. Since then, he has worked for some of the largest and most profitable companies in the technology world. In addition to his amazing expertise in all things related to technology, Samir dives into his extracurricular passions of quantum mechanics, astro physics, and machine learning to discuss the applications of math in these highly technical fields.


EP017: Arbitrage trading and mathematics: former trader Jasper Ribbers discusses the ins and outs of arbitrage trading and the requisite math

If the idea of trading commodities and currencies interests you, check out this episode. Former arbitrage trade Jasper Ribbers describes the life of a trader after working for one of the best trading firms in the world for nearly seven years. Hear the details of the job along with the numerous mathematical applications.


EP016: The habit of reading: why it's important and how to develop it

Of all the important academic exercises, none are as critical to your success as routine reading. Throughout your education, teachers will assign mounds of textbook reading in social studies, English, the sciences, and beyond. While it is imperative that you take your assignments seriously and blast through your requisite reading, that is simply the bare minimum. This episode parses the science behind habit formation and gives advice on how to cultivate an organic desire to read.


EP015: ACT math - hear the frequency based breakdown of 31 math categories tested on the ACT

After researching and analyzing dozens of official ACT tests, Huzefa developed a test preparation strategy revolving around targeted focus of prevalent topics. Hear the topics in order of frequency so you or your child can organize and optimize their study strategy.


EP014: Data science and mathematics: data scientist Dr. Michael Housman explains why math is integral to data analysis and interpretation

If you enjoy books like Freakonomics, this episode is for you! Dr. Michael Housman joins the show to discuss his work in the data science industry, and how he has made astonishing discoveries about human behavior by crunching numbers and generating mathematical equations.


EP013: Teaching young kids: 5 tips to keep elementary school children engaged and enthusiastic

Teaching high school students is very straightforward. Kids in their mid to late teens are often focused and self-motivated to learn and perform. They are thinking about college and beyond, and usually have some goals in mind that they would like to achieve. Young children, however, are not as determined to plow through hours of mathematical tutelage as their older counterparts. They are substantially more disconnected from the real world and career ambitions. Tune in to hear 5 powerful tips that can help engage young minds and motivate them to work hard.


EP012: Construction and mathematics: hear the owner of Valdivia Construction talk about math in the workplace

Working in the construction industry requires a lot of foresight, hands on knowledge, and most importantly, math fluency. Timothy Bemus, co-owner of Valdivia Construction, explains precisely why fractions, arithmetic, geometry, and trigonometry are necessary to success in construction engineering.


EP011: Finding an ideal math tutor: 6 things to consider

Finding an excellent tutor can make a tremendous impact on a child’s ability to succeed academically. Parsing material after school with a guiding hand can fully illuminate subjects that are otherwise difficult to grasp. Translation: with the right set of mentors, all students can develop into confident adults with healthy GPAs. Most parents are well versed in the art of finding a nicely fitting academic institution, but very few are aware of the highly nuanced process for vetting a tutor. Here are six key components that parents should evaluate when searching for a tutor.


EP010: The new SAT - understand the ins and outs of the redesigned math section

The College Board recently redesigned the SAT from top to bottom. After analyzing the test in great detail, I will share the major changes to the math section along with tips and strategies to maximize your score with this brand new format.


EP009: Teach your kids effectively: 7 tips for parents trying to help with homework

Asking parents for help can be a difficult undertaking for kids. It can make them feel embarassed or unsuccessful, and these feelings can be amplified if a parent approaches homework the wrong way. Tune to hear exactly what you should and shouldn't do as a parent if you are planning to help your child on a regular basis.