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How pearls get their round shape

How pearls get their round shape | MatNet | Scoop.it
We know how oysters make pearls, but how can they be perfectly spherical? A new theory says the remarkable structure allows them to naturally rotate in a shell.

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Gifs reveal the mesmerising symmetry and movement of equations

Gifs reveal the mesmerising symmetry and movement of equations | MatNet | Scoop.it
The animations were created by Dublin-based student Dave Whyte to explore the hypnotic beauty of numbers. They were produced using an free programming language called Processing.
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Math Project Ideas Offer Examples of Project-Based Learning

Math Project Ideas Offer Examples of Project-Based Learning | MatNet | Scoop.it
These 160 math projects, from schools across the US, provide overviews, activities, assessment rubrics, work product descriptions, and ideas for reflection.
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Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads

Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads | MatNet | Scoop.it
Giving children ample opportunities to develop sound investigative skills at an early age is essential to nurturing their ability to think critically and scientifically as they get older.
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Successful Math and Science Teacher Collaboration: The Administrator's Role

Successful Math and Science Teacher Collaboration: The Administrator's Role | MatNet | Scoop.it
Want to improve collaboration between math and science teachers at your school? Here are four recommendations for administrators.
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Física inclusiva — Ciência Hoje

Física inclusiva — Ciência Hoje | MatNet | Scoop.it
Livro conta experiência de projeto que investigou como futuros professores agiriam ao se deparar com o desafio de transmitir conceitos físicos para alunos com deficiência visual e explora abordagens alternativas de ensino.
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The #OER Unesco report is available now in English

"The report commissioned by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, “Public Spending in Latin America: Does It Fulfill the Declaration of Paris’ Suggestions for Open Educational Resources?” is now available in English."


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Doodling in Math Class: Connecting Dots - YouTube

Anti-parabola propoganda, plus musing on math class, cardioids, connect the dots, envelopes of lines, even a bit of origami. Another way to get a cardioid is...
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Come si cercano i numeri primi?

Come si cercano i numeri primi? | MatNet | Scoop.it
La maggior parte di noi ha imparato cos’è un numero primo a scuola, ma quello che forse non tutti sanno è che la ricerca dei più rari tra essi è ormai internazionale...
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Bringing Scientists to Schools, and the Thrill of Field Trips to Class

Bringing Scientists to Schools, and the Thrill of Field Trips to Class | MatNet | Scoop.it
An Australian organization called Scientists in Schools has flipped the field trip upside down, pairing volunteer scientists and mathematicians with classrooms around the country. By bringing a practicing scientist into the classroom students, the aim is to connect learning to its real-world application, inspiring students to pursue careers in science and math.
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STEM Is Jambalaya

STEM Is Jambalaya | MatNet | Scoop.it
Maybe it's time to start thinking of STEM as a new subject instead of breaking it down to identify the science, technology, engineering, and math.
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Jornal Matemática Elementar ed. Maio 08

Visite e partilhe a página de Facebook do JME a todos os que tenham gosto pela Matemática: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jornal-Matemática-Elementar/147157526…;
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The Surprisingly Short History Of The Plus Sign

The Surprisingly Short History Of The Plus Sign | MatNet | Scoop.it
Before the 16th century, most math equations were written as metered verse. Thank god for graphic-design-inclined mathematicians.
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Rock Paper Scissors Spock Lizard

Rock Paper Scissors Spock Lizard | MatNet | Scoop.it
A game like Rock, Paper, Scissors, only with Spock and Lizard, also.
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O pedra, papel, tesoura mais spock e lagarto como visto na Teoria do Big Bang

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Visually stunning math concepts which are easy to explain

Visually stunning math concepts which are easy to explain | MatNet | Scoop.it
Since I'm not that good at (as I like to call it) 'die-hard-mathematics', I've always liked concepts like the golden ratio or the dragon curve, which are easy to understand and explain, but are
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21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts | IFLScience

21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts | IFLScience | MatNet | Scoop.it
“Let's face it; by and large math is not easy, but that's what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding.” Danica McKellar As we usher in the start of a new school year, it’s time to hit the ground...
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Successful Math and Science Teacher Collaboration: The Administrator's Role

Successful Math and Science Teacher Collaboration: The Administrator's Role | MatNet | Scoop.it
Want to improve collaboration between math and science teachers at your school? Here are four recommendations for administrators.
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What does math teaching look like in 2020?

With every new iteration of technology, we create generations of students whose primary media "language" for learning and interacting with the world is differe…
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Ciência Hoje no Tumblr — Geometria das frutas Essa é para aqueles leitores...

Ciência Hoje no Tumblr — Geometria das frutas Essa é para aqueles leitores... | MatNet | Scoop.it
Geometria das frutas
Essa é para aqueles leitores que acham que são feras no Fruit Ninja. Em geral, a maioria das pessoas não vai muito longe na geometria das frutas: a maior parte delas é redonda e,...
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Logarithms celebrate their 400th birthday | Science News

Logarithms celebrate their 400th birthday | Science News | MatNet | Scoop.it
Four centuries ago, John Napier provided human calculators the time-saving gift of logarithms.
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Watch robots build and design two pavilions (ScienceAlert)

Watch robots build and design two pavilions (ScienceAlert) | MatNet | Scoop.it
Using design algorithms and robots, a group of researchers built two fascinating structures with improbable nature-inspired shapes. 
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The Reverse Cantor - YouTube

Simple addition mistakes are my favourite! Replace ...55555 + ...5555 with ...99999 + 1 or ...5555 + ...44445 or something, I'm sure you can figure it out. P...
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Embody different characters on your webcam

Embody different characters on your webcam | MatNet | Scoop.it

FaceRig is a program enabling anyone with a webcam to digitally embody any character they want. For now we're focusing on just the portrait, but we aim to do more in the future. The video next to this paragraph will explain it better than tons of text.


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Kathryn Dalton's curator insight, July 11, 5:04 PM

Could make video conferencing more interesting!

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, July 14, 1:25 PM

What fun!  I love this idea and students will, too.  Since it's still in alpha testing, it's inexpensive as long as you already have a webcam and microphone. 

brooklyn hubbard's curator insight, July 22, 11:30 AM

oh so cute

 

 

this gonna be my dog btw

 

 

 

 

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How Much Information? - YouTube

How much information is there in Spanish vs English, you vs the world? Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Huge thanks to all the amazing people who m...
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Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee

Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee | MatNet | Scoop.it
Games and learning champion James Paul Gee discusses literacy, systems thinking, education, socio-economic inequality, and, of course, video games.
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Is the Universe Entirely Mathematical? Feat. Max Tegmark - YouTube

Thanks to Max Tegmark for writing & narrating this video, you can listen to his new book at http://www.audible.com/minutephysics OR find it on Amazon http://...
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