This is how we do it
Since we generally focus on math-based problems, we begin by building small, interactive tools, such as online calculators or widgets. The advantage is that instead of getting a general and inconclusive answer, you get personalized results that are tailored to your needs.
But, that isn’t all; we go much further. Remember that teacher back in school who could really get your attention, how they passed on knowledge so easily? We want to measure up to that.
We present results and information in an easy to understand way and want our site to be fun. We don’t bury information in academic mumbo-jumbo (if only those Wikipedia articles weren’t a mile long!).
You don’t like deserts of text? Neither do we, a feast for the eye is what we prefer, this is why we put so much loving effort in the design of our info graphics.
Statements from experts and pro tips round out every topic.
Have you ever wondered:
- How much gas you would save by getting a car with better mileage.
- About your meat-based diet and how it adds up over time? (And why it could actually be a good idea to consider an alternative diet!).
- How long it would take the tap, dripping in the kitchen, to fill a swimming pool?
We answer all of these math-based questions and hundreds more, although we focus strongly on consumer affairs, effective resource use and personal health/diet.
Our mission is to help you with math-based problems. This objective is met the moment you hit the calculator button on our site.
What is our “real” mission, the big picture? To help 100 million people live responsibly in the face of our planet’s dwindling resources and improve their personal well-being.
Yes, many things seem so inconspicuous and irrelevant at first sight, but when you take a closer look you sometimes realize that by just changing one small thing you can greatly improve your health. As an example, check out this calculator for preventing back pain and herniated discs.
We invite you to come and take a closer look. Explore, discover and indulge yourself! We are anxious to join you on this journey!
From left to right: Tim, Nora, Leander and Jasmin
Tim (Project Lead and Press): firstname.lastname@example.org
Nora (Research): email@example.com
Leander (Calculators and Formulas): firstname.lastname@example.org
Jasmin (Text): email@example.com
As a small organization we would not be able to afford the quality of researching, programing and content creation, without the generous pro bono work of many, many individuals.
We want to acknowledge the role of the “Friends of Mathematics Club”, that has helped us with formulas and the programing of online calculators.
We send a big thank you to Julien Li for setting up and running our servers (and, of course, for showing us how to use the site again and again and again).
We are fortunate to have such an outstanding group of students, professionals and friends who are willing to give their time and expertise. We truly appreciate your contribution!
Please contact us, should you consider volunteering.
Co-operation and collaboration with experts
BlitzResults.com was conceived as an open and transparent educational platform. Many of the calculation tools were created in collaboration with educational institutions, as well as various experts. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you’re interested in a potential collaboration.
Free offer for teachers
We believe that everyone should have easy access to good education. That’s why we support teachers and educational institutions with free help – whether it be help with research, data of our surveys, online calculators or free infographics. Please reach out to us, should you need anything.
Sites like Wikipedia or Quora have done a tremendous job to provide in-depth information on almost every imaginable topic. But there are so many more organizations that deserve to be mentioned because they teach and inspire:
- Desmos: Desmos wants to help every student learn math and love learning it. But “every student” is a lot of students so they created digital math tools and let the Internet take them to anyone who wants them. Pay a visit to their graphing calculator, which millions of students around the world use for free.
- Mathematica: Mathematica has defined the state of the art in technical computing—and provided the principal computation environment for millions. Nearly 5,000 built-in functions cover all areas of technical computing. But Mathematica is so much more – it’s not just numbers, not just math, but a magic conglomerate of computing – including neural networks, machine learning, geometry and data science.
- youcube: Run by Stanford, youcubed wants to inspire, educate and empower teachers of mathematics. Latest didactic methods and research are shared with teachers, to bring about high levels of student engagement. By teaching the classroom methods that are needed for 21st century learning, youcube significantly reduces math failure and inequality in the United States and the English-speaking world.
- MathForAmerica (MƒA): Grant fellowships for accomplished mathematics and science teachers. The goal: enable teachers to grow professionally and thus provide long-term career satisfaction. This pays off, as satisfied teachers stay in the profession longer and inspire and motivate their colleagues and students.
American Mathematics Competitions Program
The MAA’s American Mathematics Competitions program leads the nation in strengthening the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers. Through classroom resources and friendly competition, the MAA AMC program helps America’s educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics. The MAA AMC program positively impacts the analytical skills needed for future careers in an innovative society.
The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students. Learn more about competitions and resources here:
- American Mathematics Competition 8 – AMC 8
- American Mathematics Competition 10/12 – AMC 10/12
- American Invitational Mathematics Exam – AIME
- United States Mathematical Olympiad and Junior Mathematical Olympiad – USA(J)MO
- AMC Resources
Do you have questions, want to express critique or praise, or are interested in a collaboration? Feel free to contact us!