College Trivia

  • StraighterLine Video Lets You Have Your Pi and Eat It Too on Pi Day

    Beth Dumbauld

    March 14 is Pi Day. Want to learn some fun facts about Pi? Now you can, thanks to our video “What is the value of Pi?” that StraighterLine has on Youtube. ...

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  • How to Win at StraighterLine Jeopardy

    Barry Lenson

    How to Win at StraighterLine Jeopardy Your dream has come true. You’re a contestant on Jeopardy! And better yet, there are only five minutes left in the show and you are leading the other candidates by $5,000. They look worried. You feel great. What could possibly go wrong? The category for the final question is “Education.” Even better! What could Alex Trebek possibly ask that you don’t already know about learning and school? So you bet $3,000 that you can answer correctly. After the commercial break, the question appears. To your surprise, it is . . . What are the three ways that StraighterLine students can transfer credit hours? You write down your answer, smile, and then take a side glance at the other candidate ...

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  • Happy September 13th

    Barry Lenson

    What happened on this day in history? Okay, why are we wishing you Happy September 13th today? What happened on September 13th? Glad you asked. You see, the famous Battle of Baltimore took place on September 13th and 14th, 1814. In that battle, heroic American patriots defended Fort McHenry in Baltimore against an attack by the British. If you think you’ve never heard of the Battle of Baltimore, you’re wrong. You’ve been singing about it your whole life long because our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” describes the battle. Fascinating, right? Well, American history always is. And here is some more stuff you probably don’t know about Fort McHenry and our national anthem . . . The “Star Spangled Ban ...

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  • What's the Difference between Mean, Median, and Mode?

    Barry Lenson

    Okay math students, here’s a head-scratcher for you. What is the difference between the mean, the median and the mode? StraighterLine has created a terrific video that explains it all.  It’s one of a growing number of instructional math videos that StraighterLine has posted on YouTube. But if you’d rather read about means, medians and modes just now, here’s an explanation. Want to see how it works? Take two free lessons on us today! Means, Medians and Modes All three are referred to as measures of central tendency.  That’s another way of saying that they indicate central tendencies that are present within a set of numbers. (In order to determine mean, median or mode, you need a set of numbers, like 12, 8, 7, 15, and 7. ...

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  • Quiz: Who Said What about Education?

    Barry Lenson

    Quiz: Who Said What about Education? Brilliant people have always had a lot to say about education. But who said what? Here’s a fun quiz that lets you test your intuition and knowledge. Under each quote are the names of four people who might have said it. Your job is to pick the one who really did. (Answers are given after the quiz.) Here goes . . . 1) “Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.” Mark Twain Jimmy Carter Simon Cowell Dolly Parton 2) “The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.” Ryan Seacrest George W. Bush Snooki Aristotle 3) “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nat ...

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