Hello all, we’re looking to reinvigorate the Daily Desmos project and we’re looking for new contributors (and that means you!). We’re taking away the schedule and the numbering system so you can submit posts directly to DD whenever you’d like. … Continue reading
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From cartalk… How did the magistrate recommend that the two bedouins divide the money?
Edward Frenkel, author of Love and Math, was on The Colbert Report. Here’s a transcript of an especially interesting segment: Edward Frenkel: When you say that you hate math, you’re really saying I hate the way math was taught to … Continue reading
This is a crosspost from my Photo 180 blog. Power Series work in AP Calculus BC. Process: Since it’s a infinite series, look at partial sums to get an idea what this graph looks like. So look at … Perfect … Continue reading
My best teachers were not the ones who knew all the answers, but those who were deeply excited by questions they couldn’t answer. — Brian Greene (@bgreene) February 5, 2014 Fantastic.
Saw this tweet yesterday: All prime numbers between 2 and 2073600 mapped as pixels ARE THE MATRIX http://t.co/5skoRMc0gh — Kyle Hill (@Sci_Phile) January 14, 2014 Pretty cool. Josh Giesbrecht also did some great work with Mathematica to replicate the image. … Continue reading
From cartalk. Ray: Get a piece of paper and write the number four, leave a little space, and write the number five. What common mathematical symbol, when placed between the numbers four and five, will result in a number that … Continue reading
From Wikipedia’s entry on Super Balls. Wham-O Executive Vice-president Richard P. Kerr said, “Each Super Ball bounce is 92% as high as the last. Will it ever stop bouncing? Geometric sequences and series anybody? edit: Amazon review of a superball: … Continue reading
Fellow Empire State rep Kate Nowak requested answers to the following in her post: Tell Me Why You Blog. 1. What hooked you on reading the blogs? Was it a particular post or person? Was it an initiative by the … Continue reading
From Tech Crunch. Must watch video. Harvey Mudd is known as one of the most elite science, engineering and mathematics colleges in the world. But historically, its computer science department hasn’t exactly been known as a paragon of gender diversity — in 2006, … Continue reading