Two James Tanton Questions

It’s midterm week at school, and James Tanton threw out two interesting questions in two days. I spent a little time programming “solutions” to these problems (not solutions, just verifications for an infinitesimally small portion of the natural numbers). Problem One: Start with a prime, square it, and add 4. Repeat. (eg 3->13->173->…) Must eventually […]

IB Thoughts?

So our school is looking into implementing the International Baccalaureate program at our school in addition (?) to our AP programs. I know little about IB, and I’m interested in your knowledge and opinions on the IB program. Lemme have it. Good stuff? Things to watch out for?

Why Math? Neil deGrasse Tyson Responds

Must watch: Math needs better marketing.   There are people who say “I’ll never need this math, these trig identities”, from 10th grade, or 11th grade, or maybe you never learned them. Here’s the catch. Whether or not you ever again use the math you learned in school; the act of having learned the math […]

Spot the error.

He is a birthday present from my sister in law.  Awesome gift, I’m going to put it over the clock in my room (there would be rioting, but the kids can’t read an analogue clock anyway). But can you spot the error?