The TiVo has been recording CBS’s “Numb3rs” show for us for a while. Upon further investigation, and not totally unrelated to my last post, I’ve found they have a whole site at www.weallusematheveryday.com with practical mathematics exercises for high school kids (or older kids with rusty math knowledge) based on things mentioned on the show.
It’s good stuff. It would be interesting if one of the many medical shows focused just a little on teaching tools like this rather than obsessing over the love lives of the characters. If real medical professionals led lives like those depicted on every hospital drama I’ve ever seen on TV, our life expectancy would be much lower.