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International Philosophy: Germany vs. Greece

The classic Monty Python skit that pits the best philosophical minds of Western thought against each other. NOTE: Archemedes, the famous Greek mathematician, finally gets the ball rolling ...resulting in a score against the Goalie Lebniz, co-founder of the Calculus.
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Animated Numbr Factorization Diagrams

This is a animated visualization of the prime factorization of numbers.
...See if you can discover the logic behind the layout of each number.
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Representations of mathematical objects

Representations of mathematical objects | The Mathematical Menagerie | Scoop.it
Often what we do with math and what math does for us is dictated by representations in the mind. A mathematical object, or a type of math object, is represented in practice in a great variety of ways, altering how we interpret our world with math as well as how we interpret the math itself. This post cannonizes those representations.
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Ooey, gooey math lessons!

Ooey, gooey math lessons! | The Mathematical Menagerie | Scoop.it
See, math can be fun!
Actually, I'm not really sure how they made a math lesson out of pumpkin carving, ...maybe that's why when kids get to high school they can't add.
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Fuzzy math from Romney and Ryan - Boston Globe

Fuzzy math from Romney and Ryan - Boston Globe | The Mathematical Menagerie | Scoop.it
While I don't necessarily think that this post shows how math is 'fun & exciting,' it does show how math is useful in helping us in our quest for truth.
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Why Writers Should Learn Math - New Yorker (blog)

Why Writers Should Learn Math - New Yorker (blog) | The Mathematical Menagerie | Scoop.it
What ballet is to football players, mathematics is to writers, a discipline so beguiling and foreign, so close to a taboo, that it actually attracts a few intrepid souls by virtue of its impregnability. The few writers who have ventured headlong into high-level mathematics—Lewis Carroll, Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace—have been among our most inventive in both the sentences they construct and the stories they create.
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Stephen Law: Why philosophy degrees are among the MOST useful. Evidence demolishing myths peddled by philosophy bashers.

Stephen Law: Why philosophy degrees are among the MOST useful. Evidence demolishing myths peddled by philosophy bashers. | The Mathematical Menagerie | Scoop.it
I included this post because I thought it interesting how you can see in the graph that accompanies the article that math spans a 'spectrum' of verbal/writing skills, from accounting to philosophy (of which metamathematics belongs). And there in the middle lies 'math' (which I assume means undergrad math such as Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, etc.). You can see EngIneering lies to the accounting side, while Physics lies to the Philosophy side. It would be interesting to see the results of post-graduate level mathematics. I possit that it would end up to the philosophy side of Physics.
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TEDx Video of Popular Math Education Expert's Presentation Now Live

MIND Research Institute’s Nigel Nisbet Discusses “The Geometry of Chocolate” in TEDx Video Posted Today on YouTube (MT "Math is the new literacy" via Nigel Nisbet--not "math" but algorithmic, programmatic thinking.)...
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I think about this a lot after taking that...

I think about this a lot after taking that... | The Mathematical Menagerie | Scoop.it
The philosophical question, "what is reality?" has ties to mathematics. From Plato's Cave to Descartes' "I think, therefore I am"-even the current search for a 'Theory of Everything'-metamathematics delves deep into questions of truth, existence, and how do we know what we think we know.
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