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MathDisk Home | Exponential Learning

MathDisk Home | Exponential Learning | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Build Interactive Mathematical Worksheets
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"Create your own worksheets to visualize, interact with and explore the amazing world of mathematics. MathDisk is absolutely free for everyone."

I'll give a try during the holydays! 

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The physiology and habitat of the last universal common
ancestor

The physiology and habitat of the last universal common<br/>                    ancestor | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
A phylogenetic approach was used to illuminate the physiology of the last universal common ancestor, supporting the theory that LUCA was an H2-dependent autotroph in a hydrothermal setting rich in hydrogen, carbon dioxide and iron.
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"Conoce a LUCA (Last Universal Common Ancestor) Características: - Habitante #1 de la Tierra (hace aprox 3800 millones de años) -Anaerobio - Cuando él vivió no había oxígeno en el planeta -Quimiolitoautótrofo - Obtenía su energía del gas H2, y el carbono para su crecimiento lo obtenía del CO2 -Fijador de N2 -Termofílico - En la Tierra primitiva las temperaturas eran sumamente altas -Habitó en ambientes ricos en Fe y S - Estos eran parte fundamental de sus proteínas Información publicada hoy en la revista Nature Microbiology http://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol2016116"

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AYUDA PARA MAESTROS: Más de 130 libros didácticos en PDF para docentes

AYUDA PARA MAESTROS: Más de 130 libros didácticos en PDF para docentes | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Blog con recursos para docentes y actividades interactivas para todos los niveles educativos
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El blog completo merece una visita.
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Deconstruyendo a Richard Feynman | www-revista.iaa.es

Deconstruyendo a Richard Feynman | www-revista.iaa.es | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
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¡Tanto por aprender de y con Richard Feynman!
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Animated History of Physics - Dara O Briain's Science Club - Brit Lab - BBC

Dara O Briain takes us on a whistle stop tour of the history of Physics and the physicists that defied convention and dared to dream of understanding th
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Breve.
Un proyecto para los estudiantes podría consistir en revisar los antecedentes, partiendo de los griegos a la manera de Sheldon, y los aportes de los físicos más modernos como Feynman, por ejemplo.
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An Introduction to the Literary Philosophy of Marcel Proust, Presented in a Monty Python-Style Animation

An Introduction to the Literary Philosophy of Marcel Proust, Presented in a Monty Python-Style Animation | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it

Those who know the name Marcel Proust, if not his work itself, know it as that of the most solitary and introspective of writers—a name become an adjective, describing an almost painfully delicate variety of sensory reminiscence verging on tantric solipsism.
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"The reason why life may be judged to be trivial, although at certain moments it seems to us so beautiful, is that we form our judgment ordinarily not on the evidence of life itself, but of those quite different images which preserve nothing of life, and therefore we judge it disparagingly."
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Amazing math from mathematicians to share with kids

Amazing math from mathematicians to share with kids | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
About two years ago I saw this Numberphile interview with Ed Frenkel: One of the ideas that Frenkel mentions in the interview is that professional mathematicians haven't done a good job sharing math with the general public. Although I'm not really the kind of professional mathematician Frenkel was talking about, I took his words to…
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"It turns out that there are some fantastic ideas that are out there for kids to see. Some surprising fun I had sharing Larry Guth’s “no rectangles” problem with kids earlier this week (see below) made me want to share some of the ideas I’ve found in the last couple of years, so here are a few examples: (1) One of the most incredible lectures that you’ll ever see is Terry Tao’s “Cosmic Distance Ladder” lecture"

Les recuerdo que ya les había compartido esa fantástica conferencia de Tao.
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Wolfram|Alpha Add-ons for Google Drive

Wolfram|Alpha Add-ons for Google Drive | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Get direct access to the power of Wolfram computational knowledge with Wolfram|Alpha in your sidebar. For Google Docs or Google Sheets.
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Let's do it!
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Swifty: Learn how to code in Swift!

Learn how to code in Swift, funnified and wherever you are! With Swifty and its bite-sized, interactive tutorials, getting started has never been so easy.
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Learn to code.
#iPad #Code
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20+ Photos Of Geometrical Plants For Symmetry Lovers

20+ Photos Of Geometrical Plants For Symmetry Lovers | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Who said math can’t be interesting? Fractals like these can seem too perfect to be true, but they occur in nature and plants all the time and are examples of
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Matemáticas en la naturaleza: Geometría de la belleza.
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Animated Hero Classics Episode 14 - Hellen Keller

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Una historia real que inspira.
Recordamos a Hellen Keller en el anversario de su fallecimiento.
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14 Books That Connect Students with Valuable Scientists’ Struggles

14 Books That Connect Students with Valuable Scientists’ Struggles | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
A study found that students who read about famous scientists' personal and intellectual struggles do better in their science classes. Librarians helped us put
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Algo que Jerome Bruner advierte hablando de la manera en que tradicionalmente se enseña historia: borrar todo lo que hace humano a los personajes. Yo me enamoré de la historia de Marie Curie leyendo "La ridícula idea de no volver a verte" de Rosa Montero. Antes, "El evangelio según Jesucristo", de Saramago, me ayudó a entender y acercarme a figuras míticas (para mí). Enjoy!
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Why logarithms still make sense

Why logarithms still make sense | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Logarithms are a notoriously tricky topic for A-level students to grasp.  Having just about got their heads around laws of indices, we suddenly expect them to blithely apply a new - seemingly arbitrary - list of rules that turn index rules literally on their heads: Some people argue that logarithms are an outdated topic and have…
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"Given that logarithms and this logarithmic number sense are such a natural part of how our brains interpret quantities, it makes perfect sense to try and find a rigorous mathematical way to represent and manipulate them."
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The Mathematics of Planet Earth | Blog on math blogs

The Mathematics of Planet Earth | Blog on math blogs | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
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"Happy Earth Day! It seems appropriate today to highlight the Mathematics of Planet Earth blog. In fact, it’s triply appropriate: today is Earth Day, April is Mathematics Awareness Month"
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What life is like when you really understand advanced mathematics

What life is like when you really understand advanced mathematics | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
An anonymous Quora commenter has written an exhaustive and fascinating response to the question, “What is it like to understand advanced mathematics?”
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Sounds familiar?
"You develop a strong aesthetic preference for powerful and general ideas that connect hundreds of difficult questions, as opposed to resolutions of particular puzzles"
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Lego Story Maker- Digital Storytelling App for kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Lego Story Maker- Digital Storytelling App for kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Ann
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An Illustrated Celebration of Trailblazing Women in Science

An Illustrated Celebration of Trailblazing Women in Science | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Ada Lovelace, Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Mae Jemison, and more pioneers who conquered curiosity against tremendous cultural odds.
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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World (public library) — an illustrated homage to some of the most influential and inspiring women in STEM
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Engineer Discovers Something Amazing in Da Vinci's 'Irrelevant Scribbles'

Engineer Discovers Something Amazing in Da Vinci's 'Irrelevant Scribbles' | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Never assume that Leonardo Da Vinci’s doodles are meaningless. That, at least, is the takeaway of a new study out of the University of Cambridge, which shows that a page of Leonardo’s scribbled notes from 1493—previously dismissed as “irrelevant” by art historians—is actually the first written demonstration of the laws of friction.
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“The sketches and text show Leonardo understood the fundamentals of friction in 1493,” Hutchings said in a statement. “He knew that the force of friction acting between two sliding surfaces is proportional to the load pressing the surfaces together and that friction is independent of the apparent area of contact between the two surfaces. These are the ‘laws of friction’ that we nowadays usually credit to a French scientist, Guillaume Amontons, working two hundred years later.”
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Physics & Caffeine: Stop Motion Film Uses a Cup of Coffee to Explain Key Concepts in Physics

Physics & Caffeine: Stop Motion Film Uses a Cup of Coffee to Explain Key Concepts in Physics | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it

Want to teach me physics? Make it interesting. Better yet, use a cup of coffee as a prop. Now you've got my attention.
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"Want to teach me physics? Make it interesting. Better yet, use a cup of coffee as a prop. Now you’ve got my attention."
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Pre-order Golden Ratio Coloring Book on BackerKit

Pre-order Golden Ratio Coloring Book on BackerKit | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
BackerKit is the world's most trusted post-crowdfunding platform.
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Apple launches Swift Playgrounds for iPad to teach kids to code

Apple launches Swift Playgrounds for iPad to teach kids to code | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Apple today announced Swift Playgrounds for the iPad, a new project that aims to teach kids to code in Swift. When you first open it, Swift Playground..
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Swift Playgrounds for iPad
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e-learning , conocimiento en red: What is the Internet of things? [infografía] [infographic] ... tu cavas

e-learning , conocimiento en red: What is the Internet of things? [infografía] [infographic] ... tu cavas | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
e-learning, web2.0, web 2.0, aprendizaje, formación online, formación virtual, capacitación virtual, comunidad eLearning, technology, edublog, weblog, e-Learning, elearning, formación corporativa
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Para entender de qué se trata "Internet of things".
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The magic of Fibonacci numbers

The magic of Fibonacci numbers | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Math is logical, functional and just ... awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!)
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Porque matemáticas no es solamente un lenguaje (explíquenle al señorito secretario de la SEP). Porque se trata de belleza, de magia, de relevancia, de aplicaciones, etc.
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holographic maps - Gaza FM Magazine | Facebook

holographic maps - Gaza FM Magazine | Facebook | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
الخرائط التفاعليه و ثلاثية الأبعاد :) Holographic maps
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Para entender algunos conceptos del cálculo en varias variables y del cálculo vectorial.
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Is That A Big Number? - For the Love of Numbers

Is That A Big Number? - For the Love of Numbers | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
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Tópicos interesantes para discutir con los jóvenes y con los docentes.
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Are we alone? Setting some limits to our uniqueness

Are we alone? Setting some limits to our uniqueness | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Are humans unique and alone in the vast universe? This question—summed up in the famous Drake equation—has for a half-century been one of the most intractable and uncertain in science.
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"Rather than asking how many civilizations may exist now, we ask 'Are we the only technological species that has ever arisen?" said Sullivan."   
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