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My inclination, upon hearing of Oliver Sacks' death, was to note it, but not attempt any further tribute, since so many will be penning better pieces than I can (plus, he doesn't fit that easily into a mathematics blog). But on reflection, as a small memorial, I've decided to re-run here at MathTango, the below entry that was originally posted at Math-Frolic over two years ago [...I've also now

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insane-mathematician:
The Gamma Function’s integral definition and one of its properties translated to Gallifreyan mathematics. This took me a few hours.

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Last year we sorted students into teams using cards at the beginning of each unit. All cards can be found at this link. The following are some of the comments that we overheard when students sorted for their Coordinate Geometry unit. Equations! I can do equations. If this is algebra, I’m going to do great […]

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How to teach trig to 8 year olds.It's pretty easy once you understand some basic concepts. This short 5 minute video details what you get for your money. If you have already gotten a lifetime password this page is Gratis. Otherwise it's just $39.95.The page contains several hours of video that will make trig into child's play. It also has several bonuses that make the page worth more than the 40 bucks you are going to pay...You can pay 40 bucks and it will be more than worth it. Or you can get […]

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The pursuit of the good and evil are now linked in astronomy as in almost all science. ... The fate of human civilization will depend on whether the rockets of the future carry the astronomer's telescope or a hydrogen bomb. ~Sir Bernard LovellThe 243rd day of the year; 243 is the largest three digit number that can be expressed as a fifth power (35). It is also the sum of five consecutive prime numbers (41 + 43 + 47 + 53 + 59).Venus' day is 243 Earth days. *Derek OrrEVENTS1682 Michael Rolle […]

freakonometrics tweeted: @freakonometrics

grâce à ma fille, je découvre des sites (et des théories) passionnants sur l'ordre des couleurs, http://t.co/qRbo0tO7fi

2015-08-31 07:43:41

freakonometrics tweeted: @freakonometrics

"Wind is the Cheapest Electricity in the US, and Getting Cheaper" http://t.co/96pYJprNZZ ht @ramez http://t.co/YNfgcBeWn0

2015-08-31 07:18:13

freakonometrics tweeted: @freakonometrics

"Does the hidden hand need to hold a stake in society?" http://t.co/G0pbNS4Dfr http://t.co/G729I3UZfr

2015-08-31 07:10:51

freakonometrics tweeted: @freakonometrics

faut dire que j'ai l'impression que la concurrence devenait rude avec les journaux supposément sérieux, https://t.co/ewd01de9OM

2015-08-31 07:04:17

freakonometrics tweeted: @freakonometrics

oh ben mince, http://t.co/OcHMSqrr4e (via @manonrescan)

2015-08-31 07:03:14

profkeithdevlin tweeted: @profkeithdevlin

RT @kennethsilber: http://t.co/sXH76XeYlQ My piece on robots & jobs w notes on @geoffcolvin's Humans Are Underrated & @profkeithdevlin's Ma…

2015-08-31 07:01:51

ndroock1 tweeted: @ndroock1

#math - Mind boggling, if true. - Bees solve TSP faster than computers. http://t.co/lhJcBgHn0e

2015-08-31 07:00:45

freakonometrics tweeted: @freakonometrics

passionnante discussion du matin, avec ma fille (10), sur l'ordre 'naturel' des couleurs pour ranger les crayons http://t.co/mlLJzdohAL

2015-08-31 06:58:54

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