I thought it is time for me to talk about a couple of organization things that are under development at the moment. This post will be mostly related to the Facebook pages I have at the moment and what will happen with the other social media platforms. Keep reading if you want to know more […]
CAVEAT: There isn’t any deep math in this post. There aren’t any lessons or lesson ideas. I was just playing with quadratics today and below includes some of my play. I’ve been struggling with coming up with a precalculus unit on polynomials that makes some sort of coherent sense. You see, what’s fascinating about precalculus polynomials is […]
The flamboyant mathematician, whose semi-autobiographical book is published this week, reveals his pet dinosaur, teaching methods and mysterious love of spiders
Professor Cédric Villani, 41, is a French mathematician who focuses chiefly on the theory of partial differential equations and mathematical physics. After winning the Fermat and Henri Poincaré prizes in 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal – described as the ‘Nobel Prize for Mathematics’ – in 2010 for his work on optimal transport and kinetic theory. Villani, who is a household name in France, is director of the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris and a professor at Lyon University; his part-autobiographical book, Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure (Bodley Head, £18.99), was published this week. Villani lives in the Parisian suburbs with his wife, Claire, 40, a biologist, and their two children.
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MUMBAI : Known for his bold and stylish dressing sense, French mathematician Cedric Villani is also called the ‘Lady Gaga of French Mathematicians’. In Mumbai for a public lecture, the Fields Medal winner tells The Free Press Journal that Mathematics is no child’s play!
A lot of students find Mathematics a subject difficult. Is it really a difficult subject or do we make it so?
This is a question people ask me in more or less any country in the world. So, yes it is really difficult. Secondly, I think we should not conceal this from students. Maths is tricky, that’s it. It is a challenge, go for it. That’s why it is interesting. To understand Maths you have to work. It is a sport. You want to take the exercise, go ahead and do it. Exercise is something that is difficult to understand. If it doesn’t hurt your brain you will make no progress.
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For the most part, numbers are simply cold indicators, unable of expressing menace or guile, but then there’s Belphegor’s Prime, a supposedly sinister numeric palindrome that has a NUMBER of odd qualities. Or at least that’s what one mathematic trickster would have you believe.
The number known as Belphegor’s Prime is exactly, 1,000,000,000,000,066,600,000,000,000,001. For those without the fortitude to stare directly at the infernal number, that’s a one, followed by 13 zeroes, followed by the traditional Number of the Beast, 666, followed by yet another 13 zeroes, and a trailing one.
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Can’t deny that I will sometimes stockpile links of mathematics stuff to talk about. Sometimes I even remember to post it. Sometimes it’s a tweet like this, which apparently I’ve been carrying around since April: Shepherds in the Lake District once had their own number system for counting sheep… (fr. ‘Lakeland Words’, 1898) pic.twitter.com/3EnzNv7pvQ — […]
[Image by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.] It’s carnival time again. Activities, games, lessons, hands-on fun — if you’ve written a blog post about math, we’d love to have you join our Math Teachers at Play (MTaP) math education blog carnival. Posts must be relevant to students or teachers of school-level mathematics […]
Differentiable manifold An -dimensional (differentiable) manifold is a Hausdorff topological space with a countable (topological) basis, together with a maximal differentiable atlas. This atlas consists of a family of charts where the domains of the charts, , form an open cover of , the are open in , the charts (local coordinates) are homeomorphisms, and […]
Twitter can be useful for alerting one to resources / news, note the first two items. Problem Solving – an open access (free) book which looks at research on Mathematical Problem Solving. Note this page for a large collection of free Mathematics books. Jonathan Hall has many excellent Tools for Maths Teachers. Here you will […]
The implicit function theorem is a strong theorem that allows us to express a variable as a function of another variable. For instance, if , can we make the subject, i.e. write as a function of ? The implicit function theorem allows us to answer such questions, though like most Pure Math theorems, it only […]
Our school is still on the traditional curriculum. Our students do Algebra 1, then Geometry, then Algebra 2. I’m sure that they remember everything from two years ago, but just in case, I always try to be a little proactive at the beginning of the year. Last year I incorporated Delta Math at the beginning of […]
This should be titled, “Things I Should NOT Be Doing on My Last Day of Summer Break”! But this was too fun, so I had to! THIS is just one of the many, many reasons that you should be active on Twitter if you are a math teacher! It all started with this tweet from […]
The pipeline that funnels women into careers in math and science is leaky all the way along along, but if one particular leak could be plugged, it might make a dramatic difference. Researchers have identified one change that would increase the number of women in so-called STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) by 75 […]