These excerpts are from a response to a reader on the wonderful tumblr by Jerome Herr, Experiments In Processing. Learning to code is like learning a natural language: it’s quite hard and slow at first but if you hold on … Continue reading
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Great! RAY: There are a lot of our little children who listen to Car Talk who are studying Algebra, so I thought I would ask them to simplify the following polynomial. TOM: Let me just write this down. OK. RAY: … Continue reading
Hat tip to Jim Olsen and John Golden: Best spirograph app ever. http://t.co/lejJ7TQXw9 Thanks for the tip @DrOlsen314! — John Golden (@mathhombre) November 6, 2014 Great activity for kids (and adults) of many levels: How many rotations until the loop … Continue reading
Awesome! RAY: This puzzler is from a fellow named Jerry Olsen. Ed and his two sons, Biff and Skip, have been hired to paint the floor of a merry-go-round. They want to make sure they measure the floor area exactly, … Continue reading
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
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