Piers Morgan, mathematician extraordinaire:

I don’t know how to begin describing how his attempt at insulting the intelligence of one of the Love Island evictees went horribly wrong.

Piers Morgan, mathematician extraordinaire:

I don’t know how to begin describing how his attempt at insulting the intelligence of one of the Love Island evictees went horribly wrong.

*Posted by John Quintanilla on February 22, 2019*

https://meangreenmath.com/2019/02/22/the-pythagorean-theorem-to-five-decimal-places/

*Posted by John Quintanilla on January 25, 2019*

https://meangreenmath.com/2019/01/25/24601/

Let be the set of all creatures, let be the proposition “ is in the house,” and let be the proposition “ is stirring.” Translate the logical statement

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Of course, this matches the first two lines of one of the most popular poems in the English language.

Context: Part of the discrete mathematics course includes an introduction to predicate and propositional logic for our math majors. As you can probably guess from their names, students tend to think these concepts are dry and uninteresting even though they’re very important for their development as math majors.

In an effort to making these topics more appealing, I spent a few days mining the depths of popular culture in a (likely futile) attempt to make these ideas more interesting to my students. In this series, I’d like to share what I found. Naturally, the sources that I found have varying levels of complexity, which is appropriate for students who are first learning prepositional and predicate logic.

When I actually presented these in class, I either presented the logical statement and had my class guess the statement in actual English, or I gave my students the famous quote and them translate it into predicate logic. However, for the purposes of this series, I’ll just present the statement in predicate logic first.

*Posted by John Quintanilla on August 6, 2018*

https://meangreenmath.com/2018/08/06/predicate-logic-and-popular-culture-part-172-clement-clarke-moore/

Let be the set of all people, and let be the proposition “ has .” Translate the logical statement

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This matches the chorus of this song by Hunter Hayes.

Context: Part of the discrete mathematics course includes an introduction to predicate and propositional logic for our math majors. As you can probably guess from their names, students tend to think these concepts are dry and uninteresting even though they’re very important for their development as math majors.

In an effort to making these topics more appealing, I spent a few days mining the depths of popular culture in a (likely futile) attempt to make these ideas more interesting to my students. In this series, I’d like to share what I found. Naturally, the sources that I found have varying levels of complexity, which is appropriate for students who are first learning prepositional and predicate logic.

When I actually presented these in class, I either presented the logical statement and had my class guess the statement in actual English, or I gave my students the famous quote and them translate it into predicate logic. However, for the purposes of this series, I’ll just present the statement in predicate logic first.

*Posted by John Quintanilla on August 3, 2018*

https://meangreenmath.com/2018/08/03/predicate-logic-and-popular-culture-part-171-hunter-hayes/

Let be the set of all times, let be the set of all places, and let be the proposition “I will see you at place at time $t$.” Translate the logical statement

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This matches the last line of the chorus from this classic song by Tim McGraw.

Context: Part of the discrete mathematics course includes an introduction to predicate and propositional logic for our math majors. As you can probably guess from their names, students tend to think these concepts are dry and uninteresting even though they’re very important for their development as math majors.

In an effort to making these topics more appealing, I spent a few days mining the depths of popular culture in a (likely futile) attempt to make these ideas more interesting to my students. In this series, I’d like to share what I found. Naturally, the sources that I found have varying levels of complexity, which is appropriate for students who are first learning prepositional and predicate logic.

When I actually presented these in class, I either presented the logical statement and had my class guess the statement in actual English, or I gave my students the famous quote and them translate it into predicate logic. However, for the purposes of this series, I’ll just present the statement in predicate logic first.

*Posted by John Quintanilla on July 30, 2018*

https://meangreenmath.com/2018/07/30/predicate-logic-and-popular-culture-part-170-tim-mcgraw/

Let be the set of all people, and let be the proposition “She wants to marry .” Translate the logical statement

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This is the last line of the chorus from the canonical country song “Marry Me.”

*Posted by John Quintanilla on July 27, 2018*

https://meangreenmath.com/2018/07/27/predicate-logic-and-popular-culture-part-169-thomas-rhett/

Let be the set of all people, let be the proposition “ will love you.” Translate the logical statement

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This matches the lines from “Sorry” by Halsey.

*Posted by John Quintanilla on July 23, 2018*

https://meangreenmath.com/2018/07/23/predicate-logic-and-popular-culture-part-168-halsey/

Let be the set of all people, and let be the proposition “ trusts . Translate the logical statement

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This matches the chorus from one of Taylor Swift’s recent hits.

*Posted by John Quintanilla on July 20, 2018*

https://meangreenmath.com/2018/07/20/predicate-logic-and-popular-culture-part-167-taylor-swift/

Let be the set of all things, let be the proposition “I see ,” and let be the proposition “I have faith in .” Translate the logical statement

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This is one of lines from the recent smash hit by Ed Sheeran.

*Posted by John Quintanilla on July 16, 2018*

https://meangreenmath.com/2018/07/16/predicate-logic-and-popular-culture-part-166-ed-sheeran/

Let be the set of all people, let be the proposition “You consent to let make you feel inferior,” and let be the proposition “ makes you feel inferior.” Translate the logical statement

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This is the contrapositive of a famous quote by Eleanor Roosevelt.

Source: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/eleanor_roosevelt_161321

*Posted by John Quintanilla on July 13, 2018*

https://meangreenmath.com/2018/07/13/predicate-logic-and-popular-culture-part-165-eleanor-roosevelt/