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.
@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!
'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.
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.
Demystifying Basic Mathematics Through Board Game The Guardian FROM early childhood through to adulthood, generations of Nigerians have live with something akin to a morbid fear for Mathematics as a subject.
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.
spring-of-mathematics: “ 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...
Forbes 5 Things You Need To Know About The Future Of Math Forbes 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.
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...
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.
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,
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 […]
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!
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.
The New Indian Express For The Cause of Mathematics, But His Library Goes to Dust The New Indian Express 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.
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...
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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Good production values in this video.