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Writing in Mathematics

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A link to some links on the topic.

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Love these links.... Math teachers should, too, with the new standards~

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The fractals at the heart of African designs

The fractals at the heart of African designs | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
'I am a mathematician, and I would like to stand on your roof.' That is how Ron Eglash greeted many African families he met while researching the fractal patterns he’d noticed in villages across the continent.
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The mathematics behind the Ebola epidemic - Medical Xpress

The mathematics behind the Ebola epidemic - Medical Xpress | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Researchers in the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich have calculated new benchmark figures to precisely describe the Ebola epidemic in West Africa from a mathematical perspective.
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A current concern

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Eftal Gezer - The shortest doctorate thesis for mathematics. | Facebook

The shortest doctorate thesis for mathematics.
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I think the references constitute a sepperate sentence and the proof is invalid.

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Mathematics + creative + media = agency's magic formula - CampaignLive

Mathematics + creative + media = agency's magic formula - CampaignLive | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Mathematics + creative + media = agency's magic formula. Campaign, first for advertising & creative news
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An interesting point in this article, as the media landscape fragments, maths becomes more and more important in interacting effectively with it!

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Demystifying Basic Mathematics Through Board Game - The Guardian

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Demystifying Basic Mathematics Through Board Game
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FROM early childhood through to adulthood, generations of Nigerians have live with something akin to a morbid fear for Mathematics as a subject.
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Nothing deep here, but might give you some ideas

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Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history

Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Maryam Mirzakhani, who was born and raised in Iran, has been awarded the highest honour a mathematician can attain (Many and heartfelt congrats to Maryam Mirzakhani for winning the Fields Medal! First woman in history!
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I know the maths world is full of this, so this is not new material, but I think this is an important milestone.

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“ Mathematics and Traditional Cuisine
The mathematics of Pasta: A process analysis to find unity, formulas and ways to express structure mathematics of pasta shapes, by their...
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Looking at mathematics.

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5 Things You Need To Know About The Future Of Math - Forbes

5 Things You Need To Know About The Future Of Math - Forbes | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
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5 Things You Need To Know About The Future Of Math
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Jordan Shapiro: You wrote a book called Mathematics Education For A New Era: Video Games As A Medium For Learning.
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Kieth Devlin is interviewed on new directions for maths education. I don't agree with everything he says, but its a nice counterpoint to Hilbert.

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Mathematically Correct Breakfast - How to Slice a... - MATHEMATICS & NATURE

Mathematically Correct Breakfast - How to Slice a... - MATHEMATICS & NATURE | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Mathematically Correct Breakfast - How to Slice a Bagel into Two Linked Halves. If a torus is cut by a Möbius strip it will split up into to interlocking rings.
It is not hard to cut a bagel into two...
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something topological before you wake up!

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How good you are in solving complex mathematics could be in your genes - Times of India

How good you are in solving complex mathematics could be in your genes - Times of India | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Times of India How good you are in solving complex mathematics could be in your genes Times of India LONDON: Around half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability, say scientists from...
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I think the key phrase of interest here is:

"is caused by many genes of very small effect size." I have not read the original study and its unclear from this article how the effect of family culture was allowed for.

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Ancient Science - SUNY Oswego

Ancient Science - SUNY Oswego | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
SUNY Oswego Ancient Science SUNY Oswego With this new book, Kumar aims to encourage appreciation of the multicultural nature of science and to make the modern world aware of the intellectual contributions of Hindu culture as earlier scholars have...
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Nature by Numbers - a short film on the elegance of mathematics - Aeon

Nature by Numbers - a short film on the elegance of mathematics - Aeon | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
In this 4-minute documentary, the elegance of mathematics meets the breathtaking complexity of the natural world.
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If love is mathematics - ELLE UK

If love is mathematics - ELLE UK | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
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If love is mathematics
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Assuming your June issue of ELLE isn't already heavily thumbed through, if you haven't cast your eyes on 'Can you learn to love and be loved?
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The mathematics of true love, follow the links to a great TED talk!

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Mathematics on Wordle

Mathematics on Wordle | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Wordle is a great tool for picking out the key words from a chunk of text. Essentially, the more times the word appears in the text the bigger it appears […]
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Trivial but fun

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Vedic Mathematics Tricks: Squaring of Numbers ending in 5 (Five)

RT @vedicmathematic: Vedic Mathematics Tricks: Squaring of Numbers ending in 5 (Five) http://t.co/UbwSlARuAJ
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A fast way for squaring numbers ending in 5 which you may be unaware of.

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'There can't be scientific breakthrough without - Nigerian Tribune

'There can't be scientific breakthrough without - Nigerian Tribune | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Professor Mohammed Ibrahim is the President, Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN), and Director, Centre for International Education, University o...
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Whats interesting here is the ida of building a centre with mathematics clinics where people can come to get their problems seen too!

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Ethnomathematics Lecture 7: Symmetry Breaking

Beloit College, Math 103: When a culture uses some technique to deliberately break the symmetry of a design, and when they do so on a geometrically regular basis, we would like to be able to...
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Skimming through this it looks like An interesting talk, but the down side is that it is 40 minutes of video.

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For The Cause of Mathematics, But His Library Goes to Dust - The New Indian Express

For The Cause of Mathematics, But His Library Goes to Dust - The New Indian Express | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
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For The Cause of Mathematics, But His Library Goes to Dust
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CHENNAI: He spent his life dressed in a veshti-jibba and a Gandhi kulla, dedicated to researching and popularising mathematics.
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Maths is also about the smaller players, who fall in love and devote their lives to it.

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Summer program teaches ethnomathematics - YouTube

University of Hawaii-West Oahu's Ethnomathematics Summer Institute shows teachers and students a different way to teach and learn math. Read the full story o...
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The Mathematics of Novelties and Innovations - Wired

The Mathematics of Novelties and Innovations - Wired | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
The Mathematics of Novelties and Innovations
Wired
Well, are there mathematical regularities behind how we encounter novelties? And are these encounters similar to how we encounter innovations more generally?
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Worth it even for one phrase: The adjacent possible

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David Hilbert's Radio Address - German and English | Mathematical Association of America

"@maanow: The instrument that mediates between theory and practice, between thought and observation, is mathematics http://t.co/iRK2lm90Jq"
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The Why of mathematics. An early comment from famous Mathematician

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Women should embrace Mathematics —Ajimobi - Nigerian Tribune

Women should embrace Mathematics —Ajimobi Nigerian Tribune Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has said that Nigerian women have every right, duty and responsibility to be in Mathematics because it is a compulsory tool for solving problems at all...
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It is not every science graduate that can teach Mathematics. There is no misery in Mathematics. It is very simple and logical. It is the mindset that makes Mathematics different. People put fear of Mathematics in people,” she added.

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19 video talks on migraine & mathematics › Gray Matters - SciLogs

19 video talks on migraine & mathematics › Gray Matters - SciLogs | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
The Fields Institute in Toronto is an international centre for research in mathematical sciences, which may sound surprising as this workshop is seemingly about neurology. In fact, we had and needed a good mixture of people ...
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I'm scooping this because I want to go through the talks in more detail, and this is a good place to save them!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Mathematics Glossaries for Kids

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Mathematics Glossaries for Kids | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Five Mathematics Glossaries for Kids http://t.co/DWD76gjPcW
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Some help with the words of mathematics.

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julieaderhold68's curator insight, July 27, 6:41 AM

Placing words into pictures will help students better visualize and understand what they are solving for.

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World Cup Prediction Mathematics Explained - Scientific American (blog)

World Cup Prediction Mathematics Explained - Scientific American (blog) | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
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World Cup Prediction Mathematics Explained
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World Cup Prediction Mathematics Explained. By Michael Moyer | June 11, 2014 |.
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