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Ancient Science - SUNY Oswego

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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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How Evolution Gave Us Mathematics - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

How Evolution Gave Us Mathematics - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
THIS IS MY RESPONSE TO THE EDGE QUESTION OF A FEW YEARS BACK: WHAT SCIENTIFIC IDEA IS READY FOR RETIREMENT?
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A thoughful piece by gregory benford questioning the links between utility beuty and mathematics.

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Mathematics and the Hidden Cost of Intellectual Poverty

Mathematics and the Hidden Cost of Intellectual Poverty - Social Entrepreneurs of the Year - Medium
Wide differences in mathematical achievement among students appear to be natural: In every school in every country, only…
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Lots of dodgy logic in the meat of the article, but the contention that ignorance of maths is a socially unacceptable cost remains valid.

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Girls lack self-confidence in maths and science problems, study finds

Girls lack self-confidence in maths and science problems, study finds | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
OECD study suggests school performance could be boosted by parents encouraging girls to consider careers involving subjects such as engineering
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Differences are cultural, not intrinsic.

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Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation, by Michael ... - Times Higher Education

Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation, by Michael ... - Times Higher Education | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Tony Mann discovers the charisma of mathematicians
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Maths is not for everyone, but it has its pleasures

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Multicultural Adamstown school ‘very proud to be inclusive’

Multicultural Adamstown school  ‘very proud to be inclusive’ | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Students of St John the Evangelist National School come from all over the world, from different backgrounds and religions
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Ireland still has to rise to the chalenge of achieving effective school integration

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“You Won't Believe What They Said in Class Today”: Professors’ Reflections on Student Resistance in Multicultural Education Courses

“You Won't Believe What They Said in Class Today”: Professors’ Reflections on Student Resistance in Multicultural Education Courses | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
(2014). “You Won't Believe What They Said in Class Today”: Professors’ Reflections on Student Resistance in Multicultural Education Courses. Multicultural Perspectives: Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 93-98.
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No maths here, but a readable article on Multi-Cultural perspectives in the USA.

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Nature by Numbers - Aeon Video

Nature by Numbers - Aeon Video | 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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Good production values in this video.

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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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The Lady Gaga of French Mathematicians Comes Stateside - The New Yorker

The Lady Gaga of French Mathematicians Comes Stateside - The New Yorker | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Is America ready for Cédric Villani’s mathematical evangelism?
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Worth reading, even if only for this quote: "“If you only teach stuff that is useful, then what do we need to teach in school? Not much.” "

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Devlin's Angle: The Importance of Mathematics Courses in Computer Science Education

Devlin's Angle: The Importance of Mathematics Courses in Computer Science Education | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Devlin's Angle: The Importance of Mathematics Courses in Computer ... http://t.co/DA6URcPHdT
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Devlin asever pushes you to think about what maths is, and What it should be.  

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One ring to rule them all: adventures in pure mathematics - The Wellesley News

One ring to rule them all: adventures in pure mathematics - The Wellesley News | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
The Wellesley News
One ring to rule them all: adventures in pure mathematics
The Wellesley News
What exactly does a mathematician do?
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Making the point that there is more to maths than numeracy and algorithmic precision.  

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Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education (Suny Series, Reform in Mathematics Education)

Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education (Suny Series, Reform in Mathematics Education) | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education (Suny Series, Reform in Mathematics Education) Offer Price $25.28 ISBN:0791433528 Authors .
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Apart from the content its a book cover making an interestion point

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The mathematical formula for love - BBC News

The mathematical formula for love - BBC News | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Looking for the ideal partner or wondering if your relationship will last? Hannah Fry, author of The Mathematics of Love, says three things make the magic formula.
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Applying maths to the universal human problem of 1+1 = 2., Hannah Fry's work on the maths behind good relationships.

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MathsCasts: Algebra and Number Theory - MathsCasts | Mathematics | #Mathematics #collection

MathsCasts: Algebra and Number Theory - MathsCasts | Mathematics | #Mathematics #collection | Multi Cultural Mathematics education | Scoop.it
Collections | Top Collections - Everything you need to teach everything. And it's all free.: MathsCasts: Algebra and Number Theory - MathsCasts | Mathematics | #Mathematics #collection
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I threw this one up because I want to look at it later. It looks interesting, and seems to link to larger set of resources.

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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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