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Next step for MOOCs: Helping with remedial math | eSchool News

Next step for MOOCs: Helping with remedial math | eSchool News | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
A free online math course being developed by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse could dramatically reduce the need for students to take remedial math when they start college and put them on a faster, less expensive track to graduation, the UW...
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UEFA Europa League - UEFA Europa League statistics handbook - UEFA.com

UEFA Europa League - UEFA Europa League statistics handbook - UEFA.com | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Covering everything from a season itinerary to key facts and figures and all-time records, the UEFA Europa League stats handbook is a truly comprehensive guide.
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Are you teaching Statistics? 
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Powers of Ten: The 1968 Documentary by Legendary Designers Ray and Charles Eames

Powers of Ten: The 1968 Documentary by Legendary Designers Ray and Charles Eames | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
In 1968, Ray and Charles Eames, the famous LA designers, produced the short film Powers of Ten.
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Vale la pena verlo de nuevo.
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Inspirations: A Short Film Celebrating the Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher

Inspirations: A Short Film Celebrating the Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it

Almost two years ago, Spanish filmmaker Cristóbal Vila shot an exquisite little film, Nature by Numbers, which captured the ways in which mathematical concepts (Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Number, etc.) reveal themselves in nature.
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"Although Escher had no formal training in mathematics beyond secondary school, many mathematicians counted themselves as admirers of his work."
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Why Are Mathematicians So Bad at Arithmetic?

Why Are Mathematicians So Bad at Arithmetic? | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
18 x 93 is... hey, look over there!
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Tengo suficientes evidencias, recolectadas por mis estudiantes de todas las épocas, registradas en documentos oficiales, etc. Hasta los dependientes de los comercios y los cajeros de los bancos a los que acudo lo saben.
Mi padre mismo se rió de mí cuando dije que seguramente estudiaría contabilidad (a los 15 años).


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La hermosa matemática del coral (y el crochet) | En la red | Mujeres con ciencia

La hermosa matemática del coral (y el crochet) | En la red | Mujeres con ciencia | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Margaret Wertheim es periodista científica. Lidera el proyecto The Crochet Coral Reef (Institute For Figuring) situado en la intersección entre las matemáticas, la biología marina, la artesanía y el arte comunitario. Este proyecto
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"Margaret Wertheim habla del proyecto –en el que han participado miles de personas– The Crochet Coral Reef, y que consiste en tejer un arrecife de coral."
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Is There Another 'You' Out There In A Parallel Universe?

Is There Another 'You' Out There In A Parallel Universe? | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
If physics conspires just right, there might be an infinite number of parallel Universes out there. But we need some help.
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"In other worlds, would it be possible that there’s a Universe out there where everything happened exactly as it did in this one, except you did one tiny thing different, and hence had your life turn out incredibly different as a result?"
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¿Cómo construyó Brunelleschi la cúpula del Duomo de Florencia?

¿Cómo construyó Brunelleschi la cúpula del Duomo de Florencia? | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
En 1419 en Italia, el diseño de Filippo Brunelleschi resultó ganador del concurso de arquitectura que buscaba construir la cúpula de la Catedra
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Inspiración pura para aprender geometría en todas sus formas, y para aplicarla.
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Paper Gems: New Templates

Paper Gems: New Templates | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Hello there! My book finally came out this week! As a little present I am giving you the templates for the paper gems that are shown in the book. They are an
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Let's decorate our Christmas tree!
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THE AFFAIR OF ACADEMICIAN N. N. LUZIN» AS IT INFLUENCED THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY

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En ruso (original) y en inglés. «THE AFFAIR OF ACADEMICIAN N. N. LUZIN» AS IT INFLUENCED THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY (S. S. Demidov, V. D. Yesakov) " Introduction (S. S. Demidov, B. V. Levshin)
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How Zero Was Invented

How Zero Was Invented | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Mathematician Dr. Hannah Fry tells the story of zero, a genius idea that transformed human progress.
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"Watch this brief history of zero narrated by the mathematician Dr. Hannah Fry for the Royal Institute."
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MIT Physicist Proposes New "Meaning of Life"

MIT Physicist Proposes New "Meaning of Life" | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Jeremy England explains how simple physical laws make complex life more likely than not. In other words, it would be more surprising to find no life in the universe than a place like Earth.
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"According to England, the second law of thermodynamics gives life its meaning."
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How play leads to great inventions

How play leads to great inventions | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Necessity is the mother of invention, right? Well, not always. Steven Johnson shows us how some of the most transformative ideas and technologies, like the computer, didn't emerge out of necessity at all but instead from the strange delight of play. Share this captivating, illustrated exploration of the history of invention. Turns out, you'll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.
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"Steven Johnson shows us how some of the most transformative ideas and technologies, like the computer, didn't emerge out of necessity at all but instead from the strange delight of play."
Vía Sushmita Mitra.
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Euclid's Elements, Introduction

This dynamically illustrated edition of Euclid's Elements includes
13 books on plane geometry, geometric and abstract algebra, number theory, incommensurables, and
solid geometry.
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"I'm creating this version of Euclid’s Elements for a couple of reasons. The main one is to rekindle an interest in the Elements, and the web is a great way to do that. Another reason is to show how Java applets can be used to illustrate geometry. That also helps to bring the Elements alive."
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Why Zero Is So Ridiculously Important

Why Zero Is So Ridiculously Important | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Zero is a strange beast. It took until the 7th century for it to be explicitly recognized as a number in its own right, when the ancient Indians developed a numerical system that expressed zero with its own symbol. Since the development of this number system, which we still use today, zero has been instrumental in our exploration of mathematics.  
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¡Es muy importante!
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Por si necesitan. ;)
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More than a Mausoleum: The Library at the Forefront of Digital Pedagogy | ACRLog

More than a Mausoleum: The Library at the Forefront of Digital Pedagogy | ACRLog | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
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"No longer are libraries cenotaphs of long dead books but a growing organism contributed, curated, and built by the members of the university community. A focus on digital pedagogy, allows librarians the flexibility to enter this new age of librarianship with a clearer idea of what we’d like the library to be 10, 15, or 20 years from now."

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The Best Mind Since Einstein - Richard Feynman Biography (PBS: NOVA - 1993) - YouTube

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Inspiring!
Feynman : The best mind since Einstein. 

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Happy Birthday, Mary Somerville: The Brilliant Woman for Whom the Word “Scientist” Was Coined

Happy Birthday, Mary Somerville: The Brilliant Woman for Whom the Word “Scientist” Was Coined | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
How a Scottish polymath forever changed the course of gender in science and made a high art of connecting the seemingly disconnected.
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"The very word “scientist” didn’t always have the overwhelmingly male connotations it has had in recent history. In fact, it was a coined for a woman — the Victorian polymath Mary Somerville (December 26, 1780–November 28, 1872), who had tutored pioneering computer programmer Ada Lovelace and later introduced her to Charles Babbage, thus sparking their legendary collaboration on the world’s first computer."
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Ritmomaquia: el juego para aprender matemáticas que tiene 1.000 años

Ritmomaquia: el juego para aprender matemáticas que tiene 1.000 años | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Compitió en popularidad en su día con el ajedrez.
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"El problema principal de este juego es que no se estandarizó, no había reglas fijas y hoy en día hay numerosas variantes. Aunque su gran popularidad a partir del siglo XI llevó a que se escribieran varios tratados sobre el “juego de los filósofos” que era otro de los nombres que recibía."
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The Nesin Mathematics Village; a Dream to Think, Learn and Enjoy Math

The Nesin Mathematics Village; a Dream to Think, Learn and Enjoy Math | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Imagine a fascinating complex in the middle of nature, completely designed to 'live' science and art. That's Nesin Mathematics Village.
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"The Nesin Mathematics Village is completely designed to stay focus on the beauty of mathematics, without any factors that could prevent concentration." Let's go there!
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paper decorations {winter edition}

paper decorations {winter edition} | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Here are some Christmas decorations inspired by the good old British weather! We're putting the tree up this weekend so more decorations to come over the next
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Let's decorate our Christmas tree! Second Project.
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Greetings, @Helena Fonseca!
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Libros CIAMTE

Libros digitales
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Muchas aportaciones y discusiones  valiosas en estos documentos. 
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Einstein’s First Proof

Einstein’s First Proof | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Steven Strogatz offers a walk-through of Albert Einstein’s childhood proof of the Pythagorean theorem, and what it shows about his thinking on relativity.
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"Einstein became particularly enamored of the Pythagorean theorem and—“after much effort,” he noted in the Saturday Review—he wrote his own mathematical proof of it."
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A Really, Really Cool Website For Students Who Think They Hate Math

A Really, Really Cool Website For Students Who Think They Hate Math | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
A Really, Really Cool Website For Students Who Think They Hate Math
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Algunas actividades que pueden ayudar a los que "padecen" frente a algo que tenga números o símbolos matemáticos.
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Quantum Computing - OpenMind

Quantum Computing - OpenMind | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
what is quantum computing? How does it work and what are its main strenghts? Find out more with our exprt Ahmed Banafa
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"The field of quantum computing was initiated by the work of Paul Benioff and Yuri Manin in 1980,  Richard Feynman in 1982, and David Deutsch in 1985. A quantum computer with spins as quantum bits was also formulated for use as a quantum space–time in 1968." 
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How Benoit Mandelbrot Discovered Fractals: A Short Film by Errol Morris

How Benoit Mandelbrot Discovered Fractals: A Short Film by Errol Morris | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris talked with Benoit Mandelbrot about the origins of fractals in 2010, only 19 days before the mathematician's death. You can watch the short film online.
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"Even if you know little of mathematics, you probably have some awareness of fractals. You’ve almost certainly heard them invoked, correctly or otherwise, to describe things that look or act the same at the large scale as they do at the small. You may even know the name Benoit Mandelbrot, the much-laureled Polish-French-American “father of fractal geometry.” Hard science-fiction titan Arthur C. Clarke called his eponymous set of mathematical points “one of the most astonishing discoveries in the entire history of mathematics.” Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the famously discriminating author of The Black Swan, called him “the only person for whom I have had intellectual respect.”"

Y tuve el honor de conversar con él en 1979, en la Universidad de Paris 7.
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