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The school which speaks 42 languages

The school which speaks 42 languages | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
With immigration a big topic in the European and local elections, BBC News local government correspondent Mike Sergeant visits a school in north-west London, where there are 42 languages spoken in the playground.
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Warning, little or no maths content.  This is a thoughtful examination of some of the issues raised in a school with a large concentration of immigrants from diverse backgrounds.  I think its worth reading as it highlights the fact that one size does not fit all when it comes to educating children who have been relocated from diverse backgrounds.

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Blowing up the pokies using simple mathematics - The New Daily

Blowing up the pokies using simple mathematics - The New Daily | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
New treatment explains how simple maths means you can never win big on a poker machine
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An alternative approach to a very serious addiction.

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Indians Predated Newton 'Discovery' By 250 Years, Scholars Say

Indians Predated Newton 'Discovery' By 250 Years, Scholars Say | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
A little known school of scholars in southwest India discovered one of the founding principles of modern mathematics hundreds of years before Newton -- according to new research.
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This came out of research for a forthcoming third edition of the book:

'The Crest of the Peacock: the Non-European Roots of Mathematics'  Princeton University Press.  What is of interest here is that the knowledge may have got back into Europe via the Jesuits, before Leibnitz and Newton did their thing.

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SymPy

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SymPy: a Python library for symbolic mathematics http://t.co/bpsiLKatBi
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Python is becoming a de-facto standard for scientists who need to code as part of their work. This is because productivity for non professional programmers is high this is despite the fact that In terms of pure computational performance, there are better choices, 

In that context I offer you this link.

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The Mathematical Shape of Things to Come - Quanta Magazine

The Mathematical Shape of Things to Come - Quanta Magazine | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Scientific data sets are becoming more dynamic, requiring new mathematical techniques on par with the invention of calculus.
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Rethinking what doing mathematics is.

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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

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The Mathematics of Novelties and Innovations
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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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Mathematics/Physics Student Creates 3D Printed Puzzle of Trefoil Knot, Catches ... - 3DPrint.com

Mathematics/Physics Student Creates 3D Printed Puzzle of Trefoil Knot, Catches ... - 3DPrint.com | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Senior year of high school, I made room for drama in my class schedule by dropping from the track of honors math courses (Calculus? no, thanks!) I'd been taking
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An interesting combination of technologies and software to achieve something interesting.

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ShotCaller: Mathematics - Nylon Calculus

ShotCaller: Mathematics - Nylon Calculus | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
A moderately thorough statistical breakdown of the first four ShotCaller Carmelo Anthony predictions
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This is multi-cultural if you are a non American!

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Math Rap Videos

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@paul_aniceto Math Rap Videos. BEST ever. Thought you might enjoy. http://t.co/MmRe8zGx5X #yrdsbmath #mathchat #mathematics
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I hope these are OK, one of my classes were looking for maths raps's last week so I'm putting these up here to bookmark them. Having said that this computer has no speakers, so I don't know if they are appropriate or not yest!

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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

Demystifying Basic Mathematics Through Board Game - The Guardian | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
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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