Math in everyday use

It’s the holiday season. And as you rush from one store to the next finding the perfect gifts, don’t forget one of the most important aspects of holiday shopping: choosing just the right parking space.

A researcher in the UK has come up with a formula to help drivers determine the best parking space for their car to fit in to. Check it out here from cnet.

Educate to Innovate

The White House has taken interest in promoting math education. President Obama’s "Educate to Innovate" campaign aims to help students become more involved in the sciences and math. The President’s initiative "hopes to do a series of events, announcements and other activities that build upon the President’s ‘call to action’ and address the key components of national priority."