A panel reviewing The BMJ‘s handling of two controversial statin papers said the journal didn’t err when it corrected, rather than retracted, the articles. The articles — a research paper and a commentary – suggested that use of statins in people at low risk for cardiovascular disease could be doing far more harm than good. Both […]
The whole form of mathematical thinking was created by Euler. It is only with the greatest of difficulty that one is able to follow the writings of any author preceding Euler, because it was not yet known how to let the formulas speak for themselves. This art Euler was the first to teach.Ferdinand RudioThe 214th day of the year; The 11th perfect number 2106 (2107−1) has 214 divisors. Also, 214*412+1 is prime. *Prime Curios EVENTS1133 The last total solar eclipse at Jerusalem took place on […]
I've been working on short "math maintenance" activities today ... something students can do in just 2 minutes or so.In the first 2 - 4 weeks of school, students will complete just one section of these right before we do a number talk. After we have established a good routine with the number talks, we'll diversify - counting circles, estimation, patterns, and such.
I’ve just posted a tool on github for turning marked up text files into Swift playgrounds. This is version 0.1. As an example, here is the text of a file basic.ad: Variable are where you store stuff: -- var a = 1.23 var b = 4.56 a*b -- Loops are used to do repetious work […]