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Mandelbrot and fractals: different ways of perceiving space - Aleph

Mandelbrot and fractals: different ways of perceiving space - Aleph | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
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"Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line,’ (Fractal Geometry of Nature, 1982)."
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A Good App and A Good Site for Learning About Endangered Animals

A Good App and A Good Site for Learning About Endangered Animals | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
WWF Together is a beautiful iPad app and Android app that features interactive stories about endangered animals around the world. Each of the interactive stories includes beautiful images and videos, facts about the animals and their habitats, and the threats to each of the animals. Some of the animals currently featured in the app are pandas, marine turtles, elephants, tigers, polar bears, bison, whales, gorillas, rhinos, and snow leopards.

In Pieces is a neat site that features the stories of 30 endangered animals around the world. Visit the site and you will be greeted by a little animation that comes together to form the shape of a whale. After the animation plays click through to see the stories of the 30 animals featured in the site. Each animal's story is told with text, images, and video. You'll learn about the threats to each animal, its native habit, and efforts to save each animal.

Applications for Education
After learning about the animals in the site and apps I might have students conduct their own research about endangered animals then put together visual reports about those animals. I would consider having students use Pic-Collage and Thinglink to make their own interactive displays about endangered animals. Tutorials for that process can be found here.

Via Jim Lerman
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¡Sí! Pueden proponer un problema (PBL/ABP) de matemáticas, en torno a esto. 
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The Fabric of the Cosmos with Brian Greene: Watch the Complete NOVA Series Online

The Fabric of the Cosmos with Brian Greene: Watch the Complete NOVA Series Online | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Forget about inclined planes and pulleys. In this series from the PBS program NOVA, physics is presented as an exotic, mind-bending realm.
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Va de nuevo:  "Forget about inclined planes and pulleys. In this series from the PBS program NOVA, physics is presented as an exotic, mind-bending realm."
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28 caballos en 7 establos

Chiste Matemático de 28 caballos en 7 establos
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No es solamente diversión: ¿qué está escondido en cada procedimiento? 
El texto completo: http://www2.caminos.upm.es/…/vo…/cuen_mat_mat_para_todos.pdf

El video, me dicen, circula en WhatsApp.

Me enteré por Luis M. Iglesias @luismiglesias
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Math Education: Turning Into A Nutrition Course And Not A Love For Cooking

Math Education: Turning Into A Nutrition Course And Not A Love For Cooking | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
Mathematics is the only discipline that implies you must be at least good at it to perhaps enjoy it. I can’t play a musical instrument, unless you count my Recorder skills in Grade 6. But, my love…
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"Mathematics should be learned for pleasure. Instead its instructions read more like a nutrition course — you need x servings of financial math and y amounts of trigonometry."
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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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Libros CIAMTE

Libros digitales
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Muchas aportaciones y discusiones  valiosas en estos documentos. 
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7 tips para enseñar a buscar información en internet a tus estudiantes

7 tips para enseñar a buscar información en internet a tus estudiantes | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it
blog sobre tecnologías educativas

Via Ramon Aragon
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Tips que vale la pena conocer.
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Self Reflected - A First Look

"Self Reflected" is your brain perceiving itself. This is what consciousness looks like. Learn more: http://www.gregadunn.com/self-reflected/ Microetched…
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<<"Self Reflected" is your brain perceiving itself. This is what consciousness looks like.>>
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Newton Papers : Philosophiæ naturalis principia mathematica

Newton Papers : Philosophiæ naturalis principia mathematica | Math, technology and learning | Scoop.it

On the Principia Mathematica


Newton's monumental Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, often shortened to Principia, was published in July 1687 and brought him international fame. In this three-part work, he lays out in mathematical terms his laws of motion and account of universal gravitation.

Although he was able to provide a convincing description of the effects of gravitation, Newton failed to provide a sufficient explanation for why gravity occurred, so he sought to address this and other concerns by preparing a further edition. We have digitised Newton's own copy of the first edition. It is interleaved with blank pages so he had sufficient space for annotations and corrections for his second edition, which he eventually published in 1713.

The book was severely damaged by fire and damp some time before it was given to the Library in 1872 as part of the Portsmouth collection.

A BBC Radio 4 'In Our Time' discussion of Newton's laws of motion can be listened to here


What are the novel ideas in the Principia Mathematica?

This item is also available in a free to download iPad app, with expert discussion from Professor Simon Schaffer and additional contextual materials.

This item is included in the Library’s 600th anniversary exhibition Lines of Thought: Discoveries that changed the world which runs until 30 September 2016.

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1686: en Inglaterra, Isaac Newton publica el primer volumen de los "Principia".
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Competencias Docentes

Competencias Docentes: Lo que se exige no es un nuevo programa de estudios, ni la inclusión de una nueva tecnología sino, más bien, una reestructuración del pr…
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Dr. Cristóbal Cobo Romaní: "e-Competencias Docentes"
De 2009, pero muy pertinente.
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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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