The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive. Must read advice from Bill Waterson on Brain Pickings, Maria Popova’s blog. Your preparation for the real world is not in the answers you’ve learned, but in … Continue reading
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Neat link: Team Maker Allows you to paste in a roster and make random groups. No friction, no mess. Cool stuff.
Number theory nugget: 357686312646216567629137 is a prime number which remains prime after removing any number of digits from the left side! — Maths World UK (@MathsWorldUK) March 4, 2013 Otherwise known as left-truncating primes with every suffix prime and no … Continue reading
How far away is the meteor from this security camera when it explodes?
Interesting. As animals get bigger, from tiny shrew to huge blue whale, pulse rates slow down and life spans stretch out longer, conspiring so that the number of heartbeats during an average stay on Earth tends to be roughly the … Continue reading
Fantastic. Spirograph – @geogebra Tube bit.ly/XkaDL4 full frontal trochoid features. Maybe purges the obsession. — John Golden (@mathhombre) February 6, 2013 Questions for students: What’s with that fraction on the left side? What does that do? How do I get … Continue reading
“Whatever blows your hair back.” So what’s your favorite proof? Why? Do me a favor and plug it into this spreadsheet, and in a couple of days I’ll put it to a vote.
If your computer can handle it, the things going on in this webpage are _amazing_: http://acko.net/blog/how-to-fold-a-julia-fractal/ — Daniel Schneider (@MathyMcMatherso) January 6, 2013 Astonishing work to put this webpage together.
From a review of a local pizza place: Because of the easily laid out website, I could see that getting three 10-inch pizzas ($6 for plain cheese, $7 for pepperoni, and $9 for a house combo “Carcass” pie with sausage, … Continue reading
Our baby is teething and while I was at the pharmacy, I saw a homeopathic remedy for teething babies with the following ingredients: Belladonna, aka Deadly Nightshade, has what percentage of alkaloids? 0.0000000000003% or 3 x 10^-13% Or if we … Continue reading