EP075: Violence in media: Huzefa shares his thoughts

In this episode, Huzefa explains his stance on violence in games and movies, drawing from a recent adventure to the movie theater to watch a particularly violent film. Hear Huzefa's explanation as to why he feels that violence in media is not a good thing, and moreover, why it can have potential heavy ramifications.

To check out the related article, go to https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/inside-out-outside-in/201212/violent-video-games-and-movies-causing-violent-behavior

EP074: 8 reasons why I LOVE being an educator

Join Huzefa as he enumerates his top reasons for loving his life as an educator. See if these reasons resonate with you, and moreover, if there are tidbits of information and insight about education that you can apply with your children at home.

To check out Huzefa's music video for the Quadratic Formula, go to https://youtu.be/IfpkQVyqK7c


EP073: Engrams: the way the brain builds memories

In this episode, Huzefa shares an amazing article from Scientific American that describes a revolutionary study that unearths the mechanism behind memory clusters and how strong and lasting memories are formed. Join Huzefa as he not only reads through this articles, but shares his insights into how this knowledge might be applied to the learning process for students.

To check out the article, go to http://www.scientificamerican.com/articles/how-the-brain-builds-memory-chains/

EP072: The 50th Law

After reading "The 50th Law," an incredible self-improvement book by famed author Robert Greene, Huzefa created a book report of sorts to fully process the information and advice. In this episode, Huzefa shares his summary of the book along with major takeaways and applications. Tune in to hear the tips that can be applied to all walks of life for folks striving for greatness.

To check out the book, go to https://www.amazon.com/50th-Law-50-Cent/dp/006177460X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470670658&sr=8-1&keywords=the+50th+law

EP071: Why kids tune out their parents: temperament incompatibility

In this episode, Huzefa speaks with Dr. Nicole Anders, a psychologist in the Las Vegas area with a special expertise in child psychology. Dr. Anders sheds light on the all important question of why some kids seem to battle endlessly with their parents while others have no problem following directives and taking advice. Join Huzefa as he not only gets amazing answers to this fascinating question, but also unearths some amazing answers and insights with respect to modifying parenting styles to fix this issue once and for all.

EP070: The International Mathematical Olympiad

In honor of the summer olympics, Huzefa discusses the International Mathematical Olympiad, an annual international competition for students under the age of 20 to compete against each other via a six question math test. Huzefa discusses the logistics of the competition, the qulification process, as well as sample problems.

To check out the Wikipedia article on the competition, go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Mathematical_Olympiad

EP069: Strategies for solving hard math problems

In this episode, Huzefa reads from the "Art of Problem Solving" to describe strategies to tackle truly tough and perplexing problems. The information shared in this episode has applications beyond mathematics and academics, and can be used to work through any of life's most difficult challenges.

To check out the article, go to http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/articles/hard-problems

EP067: Flipped learning: advice from a seasoned educator

In this continuation of episode 66, Huzefa discusses the ins and out of flipped learning. He also shares insights from an educator who has now recorded and released over 100 videos for his class as part of his flipped learning curriculum.

To check out the article on flipped learning, go to http://www.edutopia.org/blog/100-videos-lessons-flipped-classroom-joe-hirsch

EP066: Flipped learning with Professor Sam Otten

Flipped learning is one of the most talked about trends in education today. It is an amazing way to utilize class time for group activities and real problem solving, allowing students to absorb lectures and basic concepts independently at home. Join Huzefa and Professor Sam Otten, host of the MathEd Podcast, as they explain precisely how flipped learning works and why it's so effective. Additionally, Professor Otten explains what being a mathematician is all about.

To check out the MathEd Podcast, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/math-ed-podcast/id582075221?mt=2

Q & A: When the unit price of orange was reduced by $3.00, the number of oranges bought for $180.00 increased by 5. Find the present price per orange?

Here's how to solve this problem. If x represents the unit price, x - 3 will represent the reduced unit price. We will let y represent the number of oranges purchased. We can now create two equations (system of equations):

180/x = y

180/(x - 3) = y + 5

The parts on the left will yield the number of oranges purchased. The first equation will get the original number of oranges purchased (y), and the second equation will get the number after the price reduction (y + 5). Using substitution to solve for x, we take 180/x, which equals y, and plug it into the second equation’s y variable. This gets us the following single variable equation:

180/(x - 3) = 180/x + 5

Next, multiply both sides by (x - 3):

180 = [180(x -3)]/x + 5(x - 3)

180 = (180x - 540)/x + 5x - 15

180 = 180 - 540/x + 5x - 15

Then multiply both sides by x (to remove the last x in a denominator):

180x = 180x - 540 + 5x^2 - 15x

Subtract both sides by 180x, and we have the following quadratic equation:

5x^2 - 15x - 540 = 0

Divide both sides by 5:

x^2 - 3x - 108 = 0


(x - 12)(x + 9) = 0

This means that x either equals 12 or -9. Since a negative price can be thrown out, we see that the original price, x, must have been $12. That means the new price (i.e. the reduced price, x - 3) must be $9 per orange.

We can verify this by showing that 180/12 = 15 oranges purchased, and 180/9 = 20 oranges purchased, which indeed means 5 more oranges can be bought.

Accordingly, we now see that the new price per orange is indeed $9.00.