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The Infinite Variety of Wrong Answers

The Infinite Variety of Wrong Answers | Maths | Scoop.it
I’ve lost track of who on social media pointed me to this, but this blog post about testimony to the Michigan Legislature is a brilliant demonstration of what’s so difficult about teaching even simple subjects. Deborah Ball, the Dean of the education school at the University of Michigan gives the legislators a simple grading exercise…
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Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math

Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math | Maths | Scoop.it
I watched a PBS show on Fermat's last theorem and they kept talking about
modular forms and elliptic curves and how they are related. What are
they, and how so they relate to one another?
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The internet mystery that has the world baffled - Telegraph

The internet mystery that has the world baffled - Telegraph | Maths | Scoop.it
For the past two years, a mysterious online organisation has been setting the world's finest code-breakers a series of seemingly unsolveable problems. But to what end?
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The Order of Operations is Wrong

Morally Wrong, that is... MinutePhysics is on Google+ - http://bit.ly/qzEwc6 And facebook - http://facebook.com/minutephysics And twitter - @minutephysics Mi...
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Adding Past Infinity (WARNING: Math Ahead)

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What is Quantum Tunneling?

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Round Triangles!

Why circles are round (and triangles too!) rotor in a square hole: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUeQugasOkk more info on reuleaux rotors and other SWEET st...
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Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street (Marije Meerman, VPRO Backlight 2010)

Quants are the math wizards and computer programmers in the engine room of our global financial system who designed the financial products that almost crashe...
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Wolfram Demonstrations Project

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Explore thousands of free applications across science, mathematics, engineering, technology, business, art, finance, social sciences, and more.
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Interesting example showing how sine and cosine arrive in a a different situation.

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60-Second Adventures in Thought (combined) - YouTube

Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/philosophy --- A look at 6 different 'Adventures in Thought' ...
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Peter Dahmen · Grafikdesign

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Diplom-Designer Peter Dahmen bietet Ihnen professionelles Grafikdesign, Paper Engineering, Pop Up Karten: Tel. +49 - 2 31 - 4 88 25 20
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Rise of the Machines: How computers took over the stock market • The Register

Rise of the Machines: How computers took over the stock market • The Register | Maths | Scoop.it
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Taming Infinity

How does physics deal with infinity? Tweet it - http://bit.ly/r7EwHK Facebook it - http://on.fb.me/n4pShU minutephysics is now on Google+ - http://bit.ly/qzE...
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What is a dimension? In 3D...and 2D... and 1D

1D - it's the new 3D! Tweet it - http://bit.ly/mP3FFo Facebook it - http://on.fb.me/qtTraR minutephysics is now on Google+ - http://bit.ly/qzEwc6 And faceboo...
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How to Count Infinity

"Some infinities are bigger than other infinities" - Hazel Grace Lancaster, in "The Fault in Our Stars," by John Green minutephysics is now on Google+ - http...
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Proof Without Words: The Circle

Prove πR⊃2; using only beads and a ruler! I first saw this proof in an article by Russell Jay Hendel, Dowling College: http://bit.ly/LQlwQw minutephysics is no...
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Allow me to explain, Your Honour

Allow me to explain, Your Honour | Maths | Scoop.it
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Amanda Knox and bad maths in court

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As an Italian court prepares to retry Amanda Knox over the killing of Meredith Kercher, a mathematician says the judges must better understand probabilities in the case.
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