Can quality of urban life be boiled down to a formula?
Most people might think of a city such as Paris or Tokyo as a unique entity, with a character that is distinct from other metropolises. But large cities, towns and even smaller villages also share common purpose: they strive to provide a good place to live. Urban planners are trying to find a way to bring mathematical rigor to analyzing how well a city accomplishes this universal goal.
Understand these and your decision making will be so much better. We've selected five classic problems solved in unconventional ways that can help one get a new way to understand the way that data can be misleading and the story on the surface can take people in the wrong direction"
New Online Gaming Grows Students Math Skills LiveScience.com Over the course of elementary school, students typically progress from methods like finger counting through a series of more advanced mental strategies that reflect their developing...
In this site you will find a selection of Mobile Applications for Math and Science that you can use in your classroom. Although there are dozens, if not hundreds, of apps available, these examples were recommended by teachers and have met the standards laid out on the App Evaluation Rubric, compiled by the site developer by researching best practices in teaching and technology. You will also find How to Choose an App, Where to Find great apps and app recommendations, some great Teacher Tool apps, and a list of Tried and True app developers.
"You have an armadillo, a black-and-white trout, and a rainbow trout. Can the animals fit inside the box? No, this isn’t an intolerable riddle. For Zoran Popović, it’s how you teach math to kids. A computer scientist at the University of Washington, Popović first became known for his popular online game, Foldit, which challenges players to create intricate protein patterns by bending and rearranging amino acids—the constituent units of proteins—into new shapes. Players win by building better molecules. To Popović’s surprise, non-scientist gamers developed more-complex proteins than biochemists did, and these new proteins may lead to the discovery of new drugs or organic materials."
In children with math anxiety, seeing numbers on a page stimulates the same part of the brain that would respond if they spotted a slithering snake or a creeping spider—math is that scary. Brain scans of these children also show that when they’re in the grip of math anxiety, activity is reduced in the information-processing and reasoning areas of their brains—exactly the regions that should be working hard to figure out the problems in front of them. These new findings, published this month in the journal Psychological Science, demonstrate that math anxiety is real and can’t simply be wished away. But there are specific exercises that have been shown to reduce students’ nervousness and allow them to focus on their work without the powerful distraction of fear.
Enter some text or a URL in a spreadsheet and a QR code will be automatically created - all with the help of a little formula that you’ll learn about in this tip of the week. This is a great way to create lots of QR codes very quickly and easily! You will have two options: 1. Create your own; or 2. Use the provided templates.
The American writer Jodi Picoult was invited to contribute to Dear Me, in which she wrote a letter to her younger 16-year old self. It contains some very warm and witty advice, but I was particularly struck by her fourth recommendation; "Calculus. Trust me. You will never use it."
Want to impress your friends with your arithmetic skills? Here's a list of simple math tricks you can use on a daily basis. Some are even practical - who said you'd never use what you learned in school?