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January 31, 2015

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11:40 PM | Sunday Morning Insight: The Hardest Challenges We Should be Unwilling to Postpone
Last Wednesday, we had some of the most interesting talks around Data Science, Machine Learning and Non Profits. For the purpose of providing a panorama of non profits, we included Universities, Foundations, NGOs and an Open Source project. And it is no wonder that they are non profits, they tackle the hardest challenges in Data Science and Machine Learning.We first heard Paul Duan, the founder of BayesImpact.org, a YCombinator-backed non profit. His presentation is here.Paul presented how they […]
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11:31 PM | Making Math Fun
I was a math major from undergrad to doctorate, so obviously I think math is fun. Equally obvious to me (especially after teaching a variety of mathematical topics to college students), not everyone shares that opinion, which is too bad. Recently, though, I came across an organization devoted to making math fun for small children, and I wanted to share the link: Bedtime MathBedtime Math provides a variety of resources for introducing children to math in a fun way. The organization's name comes […]
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11:15 PM | foxglove summer
Here is the fifth instalment in the Peter Grant (or Rivers of London) series by Ben Aaronovitch. Thus entitled Foxglove summer, which meaning only became clear (to me) by the end of the book. I found it in my mailbox upon arrival in Warwick last Sunday. And rushed through the book during evenings, insomnia breaks […]
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11:00 PM | Critical thinking puzzles
What comes in the first box? Source: http://puzzles4you.blogspot.com
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10:25 PM | Full professors make more money than bus drivers
Former Republican Congressional candidate and current UW-Madison history professor John Sharpless stands up for us against the Governor: He said he arrives no later than 9 a.m. and leaves no earlier than 5 p.m. During that time, he said he’s either teaching, preparing lectures, doing research, attending required committee meetings, advising students and managing teaching […]
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10:03 PM | Documenting a class-participation activity
Tian Zheng implemented my candies demo using Legos: Also lots of details on the results. The point here is not exactly what happened (but, yes, the demo did work) but rather the idea that you can use photos and graphs to document what worked in class. We should be able to do this sort of […] The post Documenting a class-participation activity appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
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10:00 PM | diffeomorphic things by Guillemin & Pollack, Differential...
diffeomorphic things by Guillemin & Pollack, Differential Topology
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9:28 PM | generalelectric:GE scientists are developing superhydrophobic...
generalelectric:GE scientists are developing superhydrophobic surfaces to keep ice off of aviation equipment and wind turbines. The Slow Mo Guys captured this footage with their Phantom Flex camera on a recent trip to GE Global Research.   I can’t look away!Also, I want to be the person that updates the GE tumblr. You get to see all this cool stuff, play on tumblr, and get paid! How do I get that job?
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9:21 PM | Understand the Measles Outbreak with this One Weird Number
15. That’s all you need to know about the measles. OK, that’s not true at all. There’s no one weird trick that will give you a flat belly (besides lying face-down on something flat), and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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9:08 PM | Contrary to popular belief, Ontario’s students are actually quite good at basic math
Contrary to popular belief, Ontario’s students are actually quite good at basic math: David Reevely:The solution to Ontario’s slipping math scores is more math time in the classroom, says the province’s education minister — both for students and for the teachers who instruct them. But Liz Sandals wants parents to know something that might surprise them: The province’s young people are actually quite good at basic math skills.
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8:58 PM | OC CUE Tech Fest 2015 Presentations: Digital Annotation Tools + Digital Formative Assessment Tools
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8:56 PM | lokiseto: laughterkey: khymeira: cruisingwithgunhead: circuitb...
lokiseto: laughterkey: khymeira: cruisingwithgunhead: circuitbird: new-aesthetic: The Random Darknet Shopper, an automated online shopping bot with a budget of $100 a week in Bitcoin, is programmed to do a very specific task: go to one particular marketplace on the Deep Web and make one random purchase a week with the provided allowance. The purchases have all been compiled for an art show in Zurich, Switzerland titled The Darknet: From Memes to Onionland, which runs through January […]
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8:29 PM | Alpha Flight
Alpha Flight comic book cover   http://im-possible.info/english/art/covers/comics-alpha-flight.html
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8:24 PM | dr-plague: Bismuth
dr-plague: Bismuth
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8:18 PM | ohstarstuff: A new dawn. Orion on its journey to space. My dad...
ohstarstuff: A new dawn. Orion on its journey to space. My dad worked on the Orion project for awhile. My dad is cooler than yours.
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8:08 PM | I’ve been gone but now I’m back. Did you miss me? Of...
I’ve been gone but now I’m back. Did you miss me? Of course you did! Are you excited? …you should be! I have plenty of important things to not do. It’s time to get back into tumblr and not do any of those important things for a couple more hours. It’s not like they pay the bills or anything.Hard work pays off eventually; procrastination pays off now!Feel free to help me put off doing my work by asking questions.Also, my dog is now on the interweb too… The Influential Dog
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7:55 PM | CfP: Tools For Teaching Logic TTL2015
Tools for Teaching Logic (June 9-­12, 2015, Rennes, France) is seeking original papers with a clear significance in the following topics (but are not limited to): teaching logic in sciences and humanities; teaching logic at different levels of instruction (secondary education, university level, and postgraduate); didactic software; facing some difficulties concerning what to teach; international postgraduate programs; resources and challenges for e­-learning logic; teaching argumentation […]
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6:19 PM | Riddler…
Love this. Many thanks to MathHombre
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5:48 PM | Weekly news digest from Polytopix
On popular demand, we added a new feature called “weekly news digest” in Polytopix. Our ranking algorithm picks the top (at most 10) news articles (along with the contextual explanatory articles) from the last one week and emails them every Friday midnight. I will post the details of our ranking algorithm in a future blog post. If […]
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5:45 PM | Skolem's 1920, 1923 Papers
In case you need the original 1920 or 1923 papers by Skolem, and you don't have Selected Works in Logic handy, here are PDFs extracted from the digital version of Skrifter utgit av Videnskapsselskapet i Kristiania. I, Matematisk-naturvidenskabelig klasse made available by the Biodiversity Heritage Library and the Internet Archive. Thoralf Skolem, "Logisch-kombinatorische Untersuchungen über die Erfüllbarkeit oder Beweisbarkeit mathematischer Sätze nebst einem Theorem über dichte Mengen", […]
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5:42 PM | How teaching math is like teaching a yoga and zumba class
I teach high school math.  I have taken yoga and zumba classes for years.  I do yoga with my cross country boys every Thursday during the season, so I have sort of taught it.In yoga, the teacher is up front and tells you what the class will be like.  As you go through the moves, the teacher does them too but is looking out at the class and making slight corrections - make sure your hips are both facing forward, make sure your arms are under your shoulders in down dog.  She […]
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5:28 PM | Revision Time Again
I recently created a new page ‘Revision Activities’ as I could see from my WordPress statistics that posts on revision are popular. Time to say a little more on the first item on the revision page. I am a huge fan … Continue reading →
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5:25 PM | University of Copenhagen Keynote
Just thought I would share the recording of “Surviving (and Thriving) in the Age of Digital Enhanced Teaching”, recorded at The University of Copenhagen. It includes some research I’ve been diving into about why student engagement, particularly interactions, are so important for learning. Enjoy! Possibly Related Posts: Canvas Network Social Media Course Reason to Calculate […]
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5:16 PM | Future Lab: Bando Di Concorso Per Selezionare 100 Idee Di Impresa
Sono lieta di pubblicizzare "Future Lab", una iniziativa dell'Università e del Politecnico di Bari. Lunedì 2 febbraio 2015, alle 11.30, presso la Sala Consiglio dell’Università di Bari, i Rettori dei due atenei baresi Antonio Uricchio dell’Università di Bari, e Leonardo Di Sciascio del Politecnico, presenteranno  "Future Lab", un bando di concorso che mira a selezionare 100 idee d'impresa.Al “Future Lab” potranno partecipare tutti i giovani di età compresa tra i 18 e i 35 […]
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5:11 PM | Chicks Might Map Numbers From Left To Right – Just Like Us!
Chicks Might Map Numbers From Left To Right – Just Like Us!: Robbie Gonzalez:When you think of the numbers 1–10, you probably envision them running along a line, with 1 on the left and 10 on the right. Scientists have long debated whether this tendency is hardwired or culturally instilled. This week, the hardwired camp scored a major point. Young chickens, it seems, also map numbers from left to right.
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5:05 PM | Special Report: Solving the math problem
Special Report: Solving the math problem: Ottawa Citizen:For this special report, three Citizen writers [Elizabeth Payne, David Reevely and Kate Heartfield] have examined new efforts to solve the math problem.
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5:00 PM | Deflater Mess
The statistical rumble over the fumble continues. Did the first analysis use the wrong statistic (similar to miles per gallon versus the gallons per mile discussions of a few years ago), the wrong comparison distribution, or did it not account for the myriad ways and opportunities for fumbling the football? Above is the histogram of fumbles per play (the reciprocal of plays per fumble in the first analysis). The New England Patriots are still separated, now on the left, from the rest of the […]
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4:37 PM | Productivity tips: Maple IDE custom Code Templates
Eclipse Java development tool provides default Java templates such as for, syserr, sysout etc … When typing these templates in the Java editor and then pressing ctrl + space JDT insert automatically for you a for loop, a System.err.println(“”) or a System.out.println(“”). Nice !!! If you are using Eclipse as your primary development IDE, then you may want to know about Code templates in Eclipse. Code templates are certain user defined (some are available by default) templates which […]
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4:33 PM | mm cm m Km
A worksheet that turns into a practical involving conversion of measurement units (mm, cm, m, km) worksheet
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4:27 PM | Changes at the J for History of Analytic Philosophy
We have some new editors at the Journal for the History of Analytic Philosophy.
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