Manitoba Education Minister takes a swipe at Alberta’s “not as successful” math curriclum: David Staples:
In response to concerns from parents and experts, such as University of Manitoba math professor Robert Craigen and University of Winnipeg math professor Anna Stokke, the Manitoba brought in a number of chances.
"the Manitoba brought in a number of chances"!?
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Simplicibus itaque verbis gaudet Mathematica Veritas, cum etiam per se simplex sit Veritatis oratio.(So Mathematical Truth prefers simple wordssince the language of Truth is itself simple.)~ Tycho BraheThe 114th day of the year; the sum of the first 114 digits of e after the decimal point, is prime. This is the third consecutive day number with this property. And From Mario Livio: The number of ways of coloring the faces of a cube with 3 different colors is 114.EVENTS1066 Halley's Comet […]
Apparently, adults are still telling children who will definitely be going to go to college that they should try to get into the best college possible. Moreover, apparently we teachers are actively encouraging our high-flying students to get into the highest-ranked college possible.Here's my argument that this is an awful thing and that we should stop.You'll learn more at the top-notch universities.Let's start with the observation that universities don't typically do anything interesting, […]
In a comment to the previous post on the Fermi Paradox, David Wallace wrote this terrific exposition of it. I agree with almost everything he says, so I will save my own quibbles for a comment. David writes: Just to clarify the force of the Fermi paradox (which is intended...
Chris Oates, Theodore Papamarkou, and Mark Girolami (all from the University of Warwick) just arXived a paper on a new form of thermodynamic integration for computing marginal likelihoods. (I had actually discussed this paper with the authors on a few occasions when visiting Warwick.) The other name of thermodynamic integration is path sampling (Gelman and […]