Month: August 2016

Reorganizing and Future Plans — Life Through A Mathematician's Eyes

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 […] … Continue reading Reorganizing and Future Plans — Life Through A Mathematician's Eyes

Quadratic Play — Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere

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 … Continue reading Quadratic Play — Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere

Fields Medal winner Cédric Villani: 'the human brain is not designed for maths'

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 … Continue reading Fields Medal winner Cédric Villani: 'the human brain is not designed for maths'

Mathematics is a difficult subject and we should not conceal it – Cedric Villani

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 … Continue reading Mathematics is a difficult subject and we should not conceal it – Cedric Villani

How a Mathematician Turned an Obscure Number Into a Scary Story

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 … Continue reading How a Mathematician Turned an Obscure Number Into a Scary Story

Some Mathematical Tweets To Read — nebusresearch

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 — […] … Continue reading Some Mathematical Tweets To Read — nebusresearch

Do You Blog About Math? — DeniseGaskins.com

[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 […] … Continue reading Do You Blog About Math? — DeniseGaskins.com

Differentiable Manifold — Singapore Maths Tuition

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 […] … Continue reading Differentiable Manifold — Singapore Maths Tuition

Mathematical Miscellany #5 — Mathematics, Learning and Technology

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 […] … Continue reading Mathematical Miscellany #5 — Mathematics, Learning and Technology

Calculus is key for STEM gender gap: new research  — Matters Mathematical

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 […] … Continue reading Calculus is key for STEM gender gap: new research  — Matters Mathematical