Ask Dr. Math: The Math Doctors' Newsletter

by Stacey Bearden

October/November, 1999

Date: Sun, 19 Dec 1999 15:25:31 -0500 (EST)
From: Stacey Bearden
To: All Dr. Math Doctors
Subject: Dr. Math in October/November

Greetings, math doctors!  This dual newsletter will be a bit more brief 
and general than usual.  First things first -- the stats:

9790 -- incoming threads
1866 -- post-op threads
 19% -- percent in post-op

8684 -- incoming threads
1676 -- post-op threads
 19% -- percent in post-op

You may notice that my wording is slightly different from the usual.
That is because those are the exact numbers; unlike as in most months, 
the administrators were not able to clean triage as thoroughly as 
usual, so bad-address messages and thank you notes haven't all been 
accounted for.  An estimate of the accurate stats follows:

9400 -- incoming questions
2200 -- answered questions
 23% -- percent answered

8675 -- incoming questions
2025 -- answered questions
 23% -- percent answered

We hope that's more accurate, but please keep in mind that it's an 

Now... congratulations to our newly tenured docs for October and November:

Dr. Hans
Dr. Roya
Dr. Douglas

And now for a few thank you notes that were sent to dr.math-admin:


Thanks so much for helping me solve my problem!  You guys are great, 
keep up the good work!


I think it is nice how you explain to people how to do math problems that 
they don't know how to do because parents really never learned it well. 
I just wanted to say thanks a lot.  Bye.

I am a full time single father with two little girls eleven and four. 
It has been many years since I learned or practiced sixth grade math so 
when I am aproached by my eleven year old about math homework I can't 
always help. I stumbled upon your website by accident and would just like 
to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I have found the answers to all of 
her questions (so far) on this web site. You are making raising my children 
easier and for that I can not thank you enough. Now if I could only find 
a website that would help me talk to her about boys.


I'm sorry, but this month I won't be sending out the individual thank you 
notes to everyone.  Please scan triage for yours.  

That's it for the Oct/Nov newsletter.  I hope everyone has a happy winter 

Dr. Stacey
Doctor Math Administrator
The Math Forum