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David Spiegelhalter, professor of public understanding of risk, does some back-of-the-napkin math to describe why recent prostitution estimates for the …Tags: prostitution, taxes, uncertainty

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The IB programme is gaining popularity throughout the world. In Singapore, some schools offer the IB Programme instead of the A Levels, most notably being ACS (International). The IB Mathematics definitely has some interesting topics, including Number Theory, Graph Theory, … Continue reading →

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8666 = 2 x 7 x 619.8666 has a 9th root whose decimal part starts with the digits 1 to 9 in some order.8666 is a beastly number (A051003).8666 is the number of permutations of length 21 that avoid the patterns 123 and 4312 (A116699).8666 is a number n such that n, n + 1, n + 2, and n + 3 are not divisible by any of their nonzero digits (A244358).8666 is a number n such that n ends with 6 and is the difference of cubes in at least one way (A038861).Source: What's Special About This Number?

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Imagine yourself as a student who has always had a hard time with math. Honestly, you are not even sure why there are sometimes multiple variables in the same formula. When the teacher starts a new topic, you may need to see it 4 different ways and have it be repeated a lot of times in order to become somewhat proficient at the skills involved, even though the general idea is sometimes (not always) accessible to you. When other people discuss mathematics in groups, the speed at which they are […]

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2014-10-31 15:26:47

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@tchmathculture @johnwick Could you ask (in a nice way) whether T's preference is about better learning or easier scoring?

2014-10-31 15:24:28

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RT @ErhardWeigel: Programm des 7. Weigel-Kolloquiums
5. & 6. Dezember 2014 an der @subugoe
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2014-10-31 15:11:22

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2014-10-31 15:10:24

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RT @sciam: Zombie fever! A mathematician weighs in on the pop culture epidemic. http://t.co/C9YVIRw3K3 #Halloween2014 http://t.co/b4shuxqaPF

2014-10-31 15:07:43

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"The Societal Cost of Computer Science" http://t.co/vhhW2ImfWA

2014-10-31 15:07:30

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"Je n’irai pas au Louvre, j’ai déjà vu une photo de La Joconde" http://t.co/XgBe3Jgd5R (poke @gunthert)

2014-10-31 15:06:54

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2014-10-31 15:00:01

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