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Math is like an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength. – Jordan Ellenberg, How Not to Be Wrong

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There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions. Charles P SteinmetzThe 299th day of the year; If a cubic cake was cut with 12 straight cuts, it can produce a maximum of 299 pieces.... a good day to "let 'em eat cake."EVENTS1676 Newton, through the intermediary of Oldenburg, wrote Leibniz concerning his work on the calculus. An anagram contained the statement of the problem of integrating differential equations. *VFR 1738 Theophilus Grew, […]

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Yesterday, I was going to use the height of a penny in a math question on a quiz so I googled "width of a penny". It said it was 3/4 inch. That wasn't what I wanted, but I liked the number. I went to bed thinking about it and woke up with this....Maybe an actual original idea for the #MTBoS?There has been recent discussion on blogs and twitter about how to teach dividing by fractions besides just telling the kids to multiply by the reciprocal - the why part.It got me to […]

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The editors of a new blog entitled Marauders of the Lost Sciences (Learn from the giants) sent me an email to signal the start of this blog with a short excerpt from a giant in maths or stats posted every day: There is a new blog I wanted to tell you about which excerpts one […]

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From Yahoo Travel: what day of the week to buy airplane tickets for the best deal. Short version: round trip domestic airfares average about $430 on weekends and about $500 on weekdays, so buy on the weekend. The Yahoo piece is, in turn, a condensation of this piece from the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ […]

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2014-10-26 08:15:49

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Let us proceed to the task at hand! #wintertime

2014-10-26 08:08:56

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RT @GregPoehler: Roses don't have to be red
and Violets aren't blue.

2014-10-26 08:02:57

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"Growing old disgracefully: a deconstruction of death" http://t.co/4E5ZZXtUDH

2014-10-26 07:57:00

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2014-10-26 07:55:00

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oui, "choc" est exagéré, c'est juste un témoignage RT @FigaroVox "le témoignage choc d'une mère de quatre enfants" http://t.co/AaAvgRb2lf

2014-10-26 07:55:00

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2014-10-26 07:43:33

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2014-10-26 07:39:42

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