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Jason Brown's columns in the Chronicle Herald

As a mathematician, I am trained to often think intensely about problems, which makes decision-making procedure slower but, I hope, more accurate.


"Social math of bullying" (November 15, 2013)
"Antics like Cyrus sideshow insult women's smarts" (October 18, 2013)
"Chant shows perils of poor decision making" (September 20, 2013)
"Sad tale of train wreck numbers" (August 8, 2013)
"Proper feedback vital for students success"(July 21, 2013)
"In life, it's all work" (June 21, 2013)
"Math games can be a way to learn crucial life lessons" (May 10, 2013)
"There ain't no cure for math" (April 19, 2013)
"You are what you eat, depending on the variables" (March 22, 2013)
"Buyer beware: A penny lost does add up over time" (February 15, 2013)
"Crime statistics can be vastly misleading" (January 19, 2013)


"Math expert helped end WWII" (November 9, 2012)
"Dal grad inspires enjoyable teaching memories" (October 19, 2012)
"Math of money doesn't always add up as expected" (September 22, 2012)
"Vacation proves great art often defies rigour of analysis" (August 18, 2012)
"Deeper thought can pay off" (July 21, 2012)
"A calculating approach to my gym workouts" (June 16, 2012)
"Take a mathematician to court to fight a ticket" (May 19, 2012)
"Math students need to practise, practise, practise" (April 21, 2012)
"Two-person games and the science of negotiation" (March 17, 2012)
"Count the ways to make relationship a lasting one" (February 18, 2012)
"Van Gogh forgeries yield to math" (January 21, 2012)


"12+12=6: That's my sum and I'm sticking to it!" (December 17)
"Sid the Kid’s value, based on the Pythagorean theorem" (November 11)
"Brilliant is as brilliant does: Words to live by" (October 15)
"In praise of early alcohol abstinence" (September 17)
"Leonardo: Math, creativity align" (August 13)
"Try out your own six degrees of separation" (July 9)
"Opinion polls, like politicians, should be taken with grain of salt" (May 28)
"Bullying by the numbers" (April 30)
"Trying to make sense out of chaos" (March 19)
"Mulling the math of romance" (February 12)
"Math isn't about getting right answer, but learning from problem " (Jan. 22)


"Apples's best gift was Beatles catalogue" (December 20)
"Profiling logical but can be misused" (November 20)
"Families need ethical axioms" (October 16)
"Math solid on climate change, steroids in baseball" (September 18)
"No sense in Tories' approach to census" (August 21)
"Mathematical mind appreciates the paradox" (July 17)
"Picture this: visuals put large numbers in perspective" (June 24)
"Celebrity Math Rehab" (May 15)
"Global warming game shows importance of public pressure" (April 22)