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October 25, 2014

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2:20 AM | Big Cheques [3 Act Math Task]
Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy! This multi-question 3 Act Math Task incorporates important concepts related to ratios, percentages and proportional reasoning when we enlarge a cheque. The post Big Cheques [3 Act Math Task] appeared first on Tap Into Teen Minds.

October 24, 2014

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7:49 PM | Buzzmath Friday at Philippa Schuyler Intermediate School
The  Buzzmath team was  back in NYC last week to collaborate with teachers and other ed tech developers as part of the NYC DOE Innovation Zone Short Cycle Evaluation. While there, we had the opportunity to talk with the students, teachers and administrators at the Philippa Schuyler Intermediate School. Students were eager to give us […]
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5:19 PM | Using DBstack in MATLAB to get a stack trace
When you have timers and callbacks in your code, it can be difficult to find out when certain errors are occuring. Use DBstack to find the debug stack trace in MATLAB. This will allow you to find out what function called your current function, and what function called... read more >>
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1:47 PM | STOP!
Sean's pick this week is Display progress, pause or stop a time-consuming loop by Rafael Oliveira. Background It is not uncommon to see questions such asking "How do... read more >>

October 23, 2014

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9:41 AM | Using MATLAB to Detect Cookies
Today, I'd like to introduce a guest blogger, Tom Lowell, who is a program manager here at MathWorks. He works in our hardware connectivity group, and plays with Arduinos and Raspberry Pis in his spare time. He's relatively new to both MathWorks and MATLAB and decided to write a cookie detector as his first MATLAB project.... read more >>

October 22, 2014

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8:55 PM | Pentaflake Chaos
Dan Anderson commented on my Pentaflake post to observe that the pentaflake can also be created by a random process, sometimes called the Chaos Game. In this game you start with an arbitrary point and dilate it toward a target point that’s randomly chosen from some set of points that you’ve established. You then dilate […]
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7:30 PM | Happy Diwali 2014
May the Divine Light of Diwali shine with Peace, Prosperity, Happiness and Good Health in your life.Happy Diwali 2014!The Vedic Math Forum India Worlds Fastest Mental Math System http://www.vedicmathsindia.org
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4:01 PM | Wolfram Data Summit 2014
This year’s Wolfram Data Summit brought together innovators in data science, creators of connected devices, and leaders of major data repositories for two days of high-level discussion about challenges and opportunities facing the worldwide data community. This annual Summit offers an exclusive group of thought leaders an opportunity to meet and share insights into new [...]
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1:15 PM | ¿Cómo será la educación en 2030?
Hoy queremos recomendaros el artículo Así será la escuela en 2030, de El Mundo, que resume las conclusiones de 645 expertos internacionales entrevistados para una encuesta realizada por la Cumbre Mundial para la Innovación en Educación (WISE). WISE, para quién aún no lo sepa, es un think tank formado por 15.000 sabios y promovido por […]

October 21, 2014

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8:51 PM | Reasoning with Multiples to Find the Mystery Number
The study of multiples and factors is ripe with opportunities to engage students in intriguing mathematical puzzles. In prior posts (When Factors Put on Their Dancing Shoes, When Factoring Gets Personal, and Open the Safe), I’ve given some examples of what can be done. Now I’d like to introduce you to another puzzle of mine called Mystery Number that focuses on […]
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6:38 PM | WAR for Commissioner’s Trophy
Tuesday night the 2014 World Series kicks off at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals. The Royals? Yes the Royals, for the first time since 1985, the Kansas City Royals are in the World Series. After victory in the Wild Card game over the A’s, a sweep of the heavily favored Angels in the ALDS, and a sweep ...
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2:56 PM | Martin Gardner’s 100th Birthday
For today’s magic show: A century ago, Martin Gardner was born in Oklahoma. He philosophized for his diploma. He wrote on Hex and Tic-Tac-Toe. The Icosian game and polyomino. Flexagons from paper trim, Samuel Loyd, the game of Nim. Digital roots and Soma stairs, mazes, logic, magic squares. Squaring squares, the golden Phi. Solved the [...]
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6:52 AM | Self-study Advanced Math
Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:I came across this review at Amazon in 2007 on how to study Advanced Math on your own. Wonderful advice ! Give yourself 10-15 years, with passion, interest, dedicated commitment, disciplined, you could…
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6:45 AM | Where Temperature C Meets F
Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:http://www.onlineconversion.com/faq_11.htm
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1:15 AM | Growing My Descriptive Feedback Skills
Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy! How I've learned that teacher-student relationship, growth mindset and Google Classroom help to make Descriptive Feedback worth the effort! The post Growing My Descriptive Feedback Skills appeared first on Tap Into Teen Minds.

October 20, 2014

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1:00 PM | MATLAB and Git
This week we hear from Toshi Takeuchi about how to take advantage of MATLAB’s recent improvements to Git integration. Toshi is a Senior Marketing Manager at MathWorks. Quick Introduction to Git with MATLAB by Toshi Takeuchi One of the new R2014b features that deserves your attention is Git integration. Git is a source... read more >>

October 19, 2014

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10:04 AM | Undergraduate Level Math Book Recommendations
Highly Recommended Math Books for University Self Study Recently, a viewer of my website asked if I was able to suggest any undergraduate level university textbooks for self study that follows the university curriculum at NUS (National University of Singapore). … Continue reading →
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8:59 AM | Career Type Survey
Just to introduce this Career Type Survey. http://uledge.co/ambWWCY Please try it out! There is a free Career Analysis at the end of the survey. Filed under: math tuition, maths tuition Tagged: Career Type Survey, maths tuition, super tutor

October 18, 2014

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10:16 AM | 100-Year-Old Math Teacher Refuses to Retire, Says She ‘Can’t Sit Back and do Nothing’
Originally posted on whotv.com:[ndn id="27786917"] Brooklyn, NY (WPIX) — For most of us, hearing about your birthday on the radio is a seldom occurrence. However, in the case of Brooklyn math teacher Madeline Scotto, it’s pretty much warranted.…
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9:06 AM | Education News: Princeton University abolishes “Bell Curve” (O Level Bell Curve)
O Level Bell Curve Discussion With the O Levels and A Levels coming up, a recent topic of talk is what the “Bell Curve” will be like. Some subjects, especially O Level E Maths, are notorious for having a extremely … Continue reading →

October 17, 2014

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2:59 PM | Visualizing Proportional Reasoning: Working With Ratios and Proportions
Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy! Learn about how to find an unknown value when working with ratios and proportions through a series of questions using the Toronto Maple Leaf win:loss record The post Visualizing Proportional Reasoning: Working With Ratios and Proportions appeared first on Tap Into Teen Minds.
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1:00 PM | R2014b, New Graphics System, and Plot Gallery
Jiro's pick this week is MATLAB Plot Gallery by Plot Gallery. This gallery, which hosts a collection of File Exchange entries showing various plotting examples, have been highlighted once before. I want to bring this up once... read more >>
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6:33 AM | Universum Survey (Please help to do!)
Originally posted on Singapore Maths Tuition:Thanks for being a loyal reader of Mathtuition88.com! Do you want to know which employer is the most suitable for you? Please help to do this survey at: http://uledge.co/ambWWCY Alternate URL: https://surveys.universumglobal.com/markets/singapore/distributions/ambWWCY It is a Career…
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12:33 AM | The Land of Venn iPad Math App Review
Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy! Save a rock-guitar playing Elegast by protecting the magic juice from funny little monsters while learning primary geometric properties without knowing it! The post The Land of Venn iPad Math App Review appeared first on Tap Into Teen Minds.

October 16, 2014

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6:13 PM | Summer Internships
Summer has drawn to a close, and so too have our annual internships. Each year Wolfram welcomes a new group of interns to work on an exciting array of projects ranging all the way from Bell polynomials to food science. It was a season for learning, growth, and making strides across disciplinary and academic divides. [...]
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6:13 PM | Summer Internships
Summer has drawn to a close, and so too have our annual internships. Each year Wolfram welcomes a new group of interns to work on an exciting array of projects ranging all the way from Bell polynomials to food science. It was a season for learning, growth, and making strides across disciplinary and academic divides. [...]
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12:45 PM | Taking the Pulse of MOOCs
Coursera is a technology platform that kickstarted the current MOOCs boom. Even though there are more MOOCs players now, it still remains one of the leading companies in this space. But how are they doing these days for delivering higher education to the masses online?... read more >>

October 15, 2014

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1:41 PM | To query, or not to query, that is the question
Whether ‘tis nobler to read data from flat files and Excel or to take arms against a sea of IT objections and demand access to the latest, centralized data. Prince Hamlet actually had it easier. It is critical that our calculations are computing using the most current and accurate data. Yet every day I hear from engineers why they can’t ...
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8:50 AM | The Hindu: 'Everything Vedic in ‘Vedic Maths’
It uses short and efficient aphorisms to express principles and rulesIn the light of the Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani bringing to the forefront the need for some Indianisation of the school curriculum, together with the inclusion of Vedic Maths, it is necessary for a greater understanding of what this subject is about. To date, there has been a groundswell of grassroots interest in this, particularly in India, but there has also been serious criticism of its […]

October 14, 2014

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2:55 PM | MATLAB R2014b Graphics – Part 2: Using Graphics Objects
Today, David Garrison, our guest blogger, will continue his series on the new graphics system in R2014b.... read more >>
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