Month: August 2016
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
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
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'
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
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
ABOUT MATHPUBS MathPubs.com seeks to make the world's scientific research easy to locate, access, and collaborate on. Our world is changing quickly and the amount of information available is growing immeasurably. In particular, the amount scientific and medical related data is tremendous. Our goal is to bring as much of this information together in one … Continue reading A Social Network for Mathematicians!
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
[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 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
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
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 […] … Continue reading Implicit Function Theorem — Singapore Maths Tuition
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 … Continue reading Algebra 1 Concepts Review for Algebra 2 Students — I Speak Math
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 […] … Continue reading Algebra 17 Magazine Mock Up — I Speak Math
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