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May 25, 2015

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12:56 AM | From our “Philosophy of Statistics” session: APS 2015 convention
“The Philosophy of Statistics: Bayesianism, Frequentism and the Nature of Inference,” at the 2015 American Psychological Society (APS) Annual Convention in NYC, May 23, 2015: D. Mayo: “Error Statistical Control: Forfeit at your Peril”    S. Senn: :”‘Repligate’: reproducibility in statistical studies. What does it mean and in what sense does it matter?” For more […]
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12:55 AM | Google Classroom Summer Experiment Book Study
I'm a learner, an explorer, still finding my way in using technology effectively in my classroom.   Our ninth and tenth graders all participate in a 1:1 program - they are issued laptops.  Last year I explored Edmodo, Desmos, Manga High, and few other tech tools.  This year I emphasized Desmos more, used Socrative and Kahoots.  My students blogged on KidBlog.  I also Google Forms and added Flubaroo for grading.  I used Google Docs and Presentations quite a bit.In […]
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12:41 AM | John F. Nash Jr., Mathematician Whose Life Story Inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86
John F. Nash Jr., Mathematician Whose Life Story Inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86: Erica Goode:Harold W. Kuhn, an emeritus professor of mathematics at Princeton and a longtime friend and colleague of Dr. Nash’s who died in 2014, said, “I think honestly that there have been really not that many great ideas in the 20th century in economics and maybe, among the top 10, his equilibrium would be among them.” A University of Chicago economist, Roger Myerson, went further, comparing […]
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12:36 AM | 11 Thought-Provoking John Nash Quotes That Are As Offbeat & Wonderful As He Was
11 Thought-Provoking John Nash Quotes That Are As Offbeat & Wonderful As He Was: Kirsten O’Regan:Many inspiring things have been said about Nash. “This man is a genius,” was the entire contents of a letter to support his application to Princeton’s doctoral program; “Jane Austen wrote six novels, Bach wrote six partitas,” Barry Mazur, a math professor at Harvard, told the Times. “I think Nash’s pure mathematical contributions are on that level.” And Nash, a man with a brilliant […]
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12:33 AM | John Nash's unique approach produced huge leaps in economics and maths
John Nash's unique approach produced huge leaps in economics and maths: Alex Bellos:The American mathematician John Nash, who was killed on Saturday night in a car crash, was in Oslo five days ago to receive the Abel prize from the king of Norway. The £500,000 Abel – which he shared with Louis Nirenberg – is considered a kind of maths version of the Nobel prize, which has no category for mathematics.And yet, Nash is also a winner of the Nobel prize, the only person to share both accolades. […]
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12:01 AM | enformat: Mandelbrot Resequenced Tomograph by pifactorial
enformat: Mandelbrot Resequenced Tomograph by pifactorial

May 24, 2015

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11:00 PM | On This Day in Math - May 25
Some people are always critical of vague statements. I tend rather to be critical of precise statements; they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled wrong.~ Raymond Smullyan on criticismThe 145th day of the year; 145= 1! + 4! + 5!. There are only four such numbers in base ten. 1, 2 and 145 are three of them, what's the fourth? Such numbers are called factorions, a term created by Cliff Pickover in 1995145 is the result of 34 + 43, making it a Leyland number. a number of the […]
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10:35 PM | Tesseract
via Wikipedia
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10:15 PM | another viral math puzzle
After the Singapore Maths Olympiad birthday problem that went viral, here is a Vietnamese primary school puzzle that made the frontline in The Guardian. The question is: Fill the empty slots with all integers from 1 to 9 for the equality to hold. In other words, find a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i such that a+13xb:c+d+12xe–f-11+gxh:i-10=66. With presumably the operation […]
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9:57 PM | New Results about the Adjusted Winner Procedure
[Intended for a more general audience. Initial draft: comment welcome]Adjusted Winner ProcedureThe Adjusted Winner procedure is a well-known fair division mechanism to settle disputes and divide resource between two parties. It was proposed by political scientist Steven Brams and mathematician Alan Taylor:Since the allocation of resources is typically seen in the context of conflict and cooperation, the parties are referred to as agents  or player as is standard in the field of game […]
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9:32 PM | ESC 2015: Beim Publikum hat Italien gewonnen
Es war eine turbulente Nacht beim Eurovision Song Contest in Wien – und am Ende hieß der Sieger Schweden. Doch hätte allein das Publikum entschieden, wäre der Schwede Måns Zelmerlöw nur Dritter geworden. Platz zwei wäre an Russland gegangen – … Weiterlesen →
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9:30 PM | تصحيح تمرين 1 من الامتحان الجهوي 2014 الجهة الشرقية ثالثة اعدادي -الرياضيات
تصحيح تمرين 1 من الامتحان الجهوي 2014 الجهة الشرقية ثالثة اعدادي -الرياضيات  هذا التمرين حول المعادلات والمتراجحات والنظمات <!-- mathsways336-280 --> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); فيديو تصحيح تمرين حول الاحصاء مع مراجعة للقواعد الدالة التآلفية والدالة الخطية، ملخص الدرس […]
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9:00 PM | Crash Takes Nash Four Days after Abel Prize
On the way home from receiving the million-dollar Abel Prize from King Harald of Norway, John Nash, along with his wife Alicia, was killed in a taxicab crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. I was at the Abel ceremonies May 21-22 myself to give the Science Lecture. Louis Nirenberg and John Nash received math’s highest
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8:53 PM | John Nash, 86, Dies In Car Crash
This is breaking news from NJ.com. John Forbes Nash Jr., the brilliant Princeton University mathematician whose life story was the subject of the film “A Beautiful Mind,” was killed with his wife Alicia on Saturday in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. There are more details about Nash’s life at the New York Times. … Continue reading John Nash, 86, Dies In Car Crash
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8:51 PM | John Nash
Non solo A Beautiful Mind The post John Nash appeared first on Il Post.
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8:40 PM | تطبيق مبرهنة القيم الوسطية على مجال مفتوح
تطبيق مبرهنة القيم الوسطية على مجال مفتوح في ما يلي فيديو نشرح لكم من خلاله طريقة تطبيق مبرهنة القيم الوسطية على مجال مفتوح، كما يمكن تطبيق هذه الخاصية ايضا على مجال مغلق. <!-- mathsways336-280 --> حساب النهايات باستعمال العدد المشتق ◄ تصحيح تمرين حول حساب نهاية دالة عددية […]
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8:32 PM | Greenwich's mathematician in residence
As I write, the mathematician Katie Steckles is in residence at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery of the University of Greenwich, where she is demonstrating some fun maths to the public and getting people to take part in various mathematical activities.  It's a fascinating show, covering many different kinds of mathematics, from tessellation to random walks, fractals to Benford's Law, and some graph theory.For me, what has emerged is the visual connections.  My photo above shows to the […]
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8:09 PM | Logo projects with impossible figures
Logo projects by i3alda   http://im-possible.info/english/art/misc/logo-projects/i3alda.html
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8:01 PM | types of real functions polynomials
updated definition
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8:00 PM | Stat of the Week Competition: May 23 – 29 2015
Each week, we would like to invite readers of Stats Chat to submit nominations for our Stat of the Week competition and be in with the chance to win an iTunes voucher. Here’s how it works: Anyone may add a comment on this post to nominate their Stat of the Week candidate before midday Friday […]
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8:00 PM | Stat of the Week Competition Discussion: May 23 – 29 2015
If you’d like to comment on or debate any of this week’s Stat of the Week nominations, please do so below!
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7:48 PM | 10 COSE CHE (FORSE) NON SAPETE SU JOHN NASH, IL MATEMATICO CHE ISPIRÒ BEAUTIFUL MIND
L'incidente che sabato scorso ha ucciso il Premio Nobel John Nash e la moglie Alicia Larde ha suscitato grande commozione nel mondo, anche tra persone non direttamente legate al mondo accademico. Nash infatti era noto per avere ispirato il film interpretato da Russel Crowe "Beautiful Mind", vincitore del Premio Oscar.  Ma quanto sappiamo di John Nash? Molte sono le cose dei film che non corrispondono alla realtà, o che vengono taciute. Proviamo a raccontarle attraverso alcuni aneddoti […]
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6:57 PM | My Trip to Maker Faire Bay Area: Friday at Lick Wilmerding
This is part 1 in a three-part series about my trip to San Francisco to visit Maker Faire Bay Area. I also write about our trip to the Exploratorium and Maker Faire Bay Area in separate posts. Introduction Last week, as we wrapped up classes on the 2014-15 year, my school sent me with two […]
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6:55 PM | A fun fractal project: exploring the Gosper curve
Over the last few days I’ve been preparing a project with the boys based a great fractal geometry example I found in this wonderful book: We finally got going with that project this morning. The starting point was watching this Vi Hart video which gives a “proof” that After we watched the video we sat…
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6:53 PM | Which is better … original movies or their sequels?
We've gathered some data on movie ratings and their sequels and asked students to analyze the data, decide on some graphing analysis and debate (with their mathematical data) which are better ... the original movies or their sequels. Students see…Read more →
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6:48 PM | Can You Identify 1 Poisoned Beer Keg From 1,000? Sunday Puzzle
Before a big celebration, a king receives a delivery of 1,000 kegs of beer. But there is a slight problem: one of the kegs has been poisoned. The bad beer is indistinguishable in every way, except that it causes food poisoning about one hour after ingested. The king is short on time and bodies. The … Continue reading Can You Identify 1 Poisoned Beer Keg From 1,000? Sunday Puzzle
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6:12 PM | RIP John Nash
http://www.abelprisen.no/artikkel/vis.html?tid=63683
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5:58 PM | Descanse en paz el genial matemático John F. Nash, Jr.
Entre 1950 y 1959 el genial John Forbes Nash Jr. revolucionó varias áreas de las matemáticas. Si un problema no era imposible, no merecía su atención. Pero sucumbió ante la esquizofrenia cuando se enfrentó al problema matemático más difícil […] Leer más La entrada Descanse en paz el genial matemático John F. Nash, Jr. fue escrita en La Ciencia de la Mula Francis. Entradas relacionadas: Carnaval de Matemáticas 2.2: John W. Milnor gana […]
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5:46 PM | Four In A Line
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5:36 PM | Famed ‘A Beautiful Mind’ mathematician John Nash,...
Famed ‘A Beautiful Mind’ mathematician John Nash, wife, killed in N.J. Turnpike crash By Ted Sherman and Myles Ma | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Email the author on May 24, 2015 at 8:33 AM, updated May 24, 2015 at 1:20 PM MONROE — John Forbes Nash Jr., the brilliant Princeton University mathematician whose life story was the subject of the film “A Beautiful Mind,” was killed with his wife Alicia on Saturday in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.Nash was 86. Alicia Nash was 82. […]
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