Fun graph on the fear of math symbols

Side Note : Symbols just stand for something. Apart from fear. Most symbols look scary but they really aren’t. Just have to figure out what the x’s stand for.

This graph came about when I saw a presentation (and people getting scared) without even trying to figure out what the variables stand for.

Why We Study Math

Fun graph on why we study math

Side Note: This graph is dedicated to Nathan Yau, the author of Flowing Data. Because it’s one of my favorite stops for data viz stuff.

I always wondered why we studied what we studied in Math while growing up. Now I can connect the dots better. And now I always wonder why Statistics isn’t compulsory. And what’s the practical application of studying tons of calculus.