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January 30, 2015

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8:12 PM | On Super Bowls and Puppy Bowls
This weekend marks the culmination of blood, sweat, and, oh yes, tears (Deflategate, anyone?) from months of struggle: Super Bowl XLIX. For those of you who are interested, Wolfram|Alpha possesses a wealth of sports stats so that you can get all the cold, hard facts about the Patriots and the Seahawks. And if you can’t [...]
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6:55 PM | On Super Bowls and Puppy Bowls
This weekend marks the culmination of blood, sweat, and, oh yes, tears (Deflategate, anyone?) from months of struggle: Super Bowl XLIX. For those of you who are interested, Wolfram|Alpha possesses a wealth of sports stats so that you can get all the cold, hard facts about the Patriots and the Seahawks. And if you can’t [...]
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2:00 PM | Fast, programmatic string search in MATLAB files
Jiro's pick this week is findInM by our very own Brett Shoelson. If you know Brett, which you probably do if you've spent any time on MATLAB Central, you know about all the useful File Exchange entries he has contributed. It's no... read more >>

January 29, 2015

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1:20 PM | Introduction to Market Basket Analysis
You probably heard about the "beer and diapers" story as the often quoted example of what data mining can achieve. It goes like this: some supermarket placed beer next to diapers and got more business because they mined their sales data and found that men often bought those two items together.... read more >>

January 28, 2015

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7:09 PM | Helping Students Better Understand Nuclear Medicine with PTC Mathcad
At the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT),...
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7:56 AM | Logic or ‘Think Out of the Box’
Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:How nice it would be if yesterday were tomorrow, then today would be Friday. What is ‘today’ here ? Answer: A. Wednesday; B. Thursday; C. Friday; D. Sunday Hints: either use left brain…

January 27, 2015

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4:47 PM | Moving Beyond Formulas When Investigating Triangle Area
For the past year, my blogging partner Scott and I have worked with the team of Everyday Mathematics to build interactive Web Sketchpad models for their forthcoming new edition. It’s been fun for both of us to find ways to insert dynamic mathematics into their K–6 curriculum. Last year, I shared an Everyday Mathematics isosceles triangle investigation that […]

January 26, 2015

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3:34 PM | Vedic Maths Workshop Selfies@NIT Kurukshetra
It was absolutely a pleasure being at NIT Kurukshetra once again! Interacting with students here gave us lot of fresh perspective which we will be implementing in our organization. The Students of NIT were given a 2-Day Workshop on the applications of Vedic Mathematics which they will be using for various competitive examinations. I would like to thank Govind Gaur, Saurabh Dhillon and the entire student activity team for organizing this workshop - which was an amazing success.At NIT- […]
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2:55 PM | Visualizing retention data over time in MATLAB
I have some data showing how many people come into and leave a group over time. I wanted to see the retention of members from one month to the next. Using area plots I was able to make a “stacked area plot” to get the visualization I wanted. This... read more >>

January 25, 2015

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9:06 AM | Crows Are Problem Solvers
Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:Are crows the ultimate problem solvers? Scientists have also discovered crows can count up to 3. Weren’t human primitives so too ? In Chinese, English, French, etc, anything upto 3 is equivalent to…

January 24, 2015

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8:17 PM | Standards Based Grading GAMIFIED With Badges
Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy! Assessing students based on learning goals is great, but this new gamified approach I stumbled upon has potential to be a game-changer for my students. The post Standards Based Grading GAMIFIED With Badges appeared first on Tap Into Teen Minds.

January 23, 2015

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8:31 PM | What was Sheraton Trying to Tell Us?
Today's post is by Sean de Wolski and me. We spent a few days this week at training for the start of the year, held in a Sheraton hotel.... read more >>
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2:00 PM | Genetic Packman
Will's pick this week is Genetic Packman by Hanan Kavitz. Here we have a fun application of genetic algorithms. For those of you unfamiliar, a genetic algorithm mimics evolutionary biology by improving the performance of a population of candidate solutions for a particular problem. Candidates have their "fitness" evaluated by defining... read more >>
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1:30 PM | Introducing Community Profile Pages
This week, guest-blogger David Wey welcomes the new community profile pages. David is a Senior Developer for MathWorks community sites. Community Improvements: New Profile Pages by David Wey Have you ever wondered who created the file you’re looking at on the File Exchange, or who that nice person was that answered your... read more >>

January 22, 2015

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9:44 PM | MHacks V’s Winning Hack Uses Wolfram Programming Cloud
Draw Anything, an iOS app designed and created by Olivia Walch and Matt Jacobs, was the winning hack at the recent MHacks V. Utilizing the power of Wolfram Programming Cloud, the two Draw Anything hackers came out on top after a fierce competition between more than 250 talented teams, made up of 1,200 hackers representing [...]
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4:50 PM | I Bet You Can’t Guess the Next Value in the Sequence…
**Guest post by Luke Westbrook** Do you remember...
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3:07 PM | Singapore Math for 11-year-old Kids : Modelling
Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:Compare below the Singapore Math versus Algebra Method: Mrs. Lim 68 (son 36, daughter 32) Algebra Method: Try yourself ! (It involves solving 2 equations of 2 variables)

January 21, 2015

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5:57 PM | The Telegraph: Vedic Maths answer to the Global Maths Crisis
According to the Annual Status of Education Report, ASER 2014, Only 2 out of 10 children in rural India in Std V can solve a 3 digit division sum according to Pratham ASER Report. 46.5 per cent of rural children in Class V could not solve a two-digit subtraction problem without seeking help. This numeracy problem is not limited to India.  It is estimated that 17 million adults living in the UK have the mathematics capabilities of an 11-year-old or younger.In the United States, […]

January 20, 2015

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3:38 PM | ILNumerics for Scientists – Going 3D
Recap Last time I started with one of the easiest problems in quantum mechanics: the particle in a box. This time I’ll add 1 dimension and we’ll see a particle in a 2D box. To visualize its wave function and density we need 3D surface plots. 2D Box This time we have a particle that … Continue reading ILNumerics for Scientists – Going 3D →
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12:40 PM | Building a strong career in Logo Design
This is for student inclined in arts and graphic designing. Hope it is helpful! :) Building a strong career in Logo Design Before you seek to make a career in logo designing, you should determine whether your interests and skills … Continue reading →
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9:04 AM | Sangakoo i el Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona, junts per millorar la competència matemàtica
La passada setmana Sangakoo i el Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona varen signar un conveni on es ratifica que a partir del setembre de 2015, els centres educatius que formin part de la xarxa del Consorci podran utilitzar la plataforma Sangakoo a les seves aules. El Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona és un instrument de cogestió i […]
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2:09 AM | Innovative Approaches to Computer-Based Assessment, Part Four
For the past month, I’ve focused this blog on the role that computers can play in assessing students’ mathematical knowledge. I’ve presented three Web Sketchpad-based examples of assessment with mathematical topics ranging from isosceles triangles, to the Pythagorean Theorem, to the slopes of perpendicular lines. Throughout, I’ve tried to show that the introduction of the computer […]

January 19, 2015

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1:30 PM | Robot Game-Playing in MATLAB – Part 2
Last week we showed how to use a Monte Carlo approach to write a program capable of playing Tic Tac Toe. But that was just our warm-up exercise. Now let’s build another game that can take advantage of our game-playing harness. The first game I thought of was Connect Four,... read more >>

January 17, 2015

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5:49 AM | Career Tips for Shaping the Career as a Digital Signage Reseller
Lately we have a lot of posts on Career Tips specially for students who have just graduated and are looking at career options. Hope these posts will help! Career Tips for Shaping the Career as a Digital Signage Reseller Digital … Continue reading →

January 16, 2015

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6:21 PM | Calling all Heroes! Save Buzzcity
Looking for extra fuel to motivate your students? Tell them the story of BuzzCity! Your Buzzmathematicians can help Dr. Bowtie by solving activities with 100% accuracy and unlocking missions to recover important mathematical artifacts. Alfred Bowtie, the great inventor, was in his time traveling machine (called the BuzzPorter) when the mysterious Mr. Haze stole the world’s math […]
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3:09 PM | Latest Updates on Mathtuition88.blogspot.com
Just to update on the latest blog posts at http://mathtuition88.blogspot.com. I am trying to bring up the page rank for my Blogspot site, hence blogging there for the time being. Topics taught in JC 1 / JC 2 H2 Maths … Continue reading →
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2:00 PM | MATLAB Wrapper for Git
Sean's pick this week is A thin MATLAB wrapper for the Git source control system by Manu Raghavan. I just began working on my first collaborative project where we're using... read more >>
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12:23 PM | Building a strong career in Internet Marketing
Hope this post is useful for students considering studying marketing in the future! Building a strong career in Internet Marketing If you want to break into the internet marketing field, there’s no time like the present. According to research, the … Continue reading →

January 15, 2015

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6:53 PM | Jacob Bernoulli’s Legacy in Mathematica
January 16, 2015, marks the 360th birthday anniversary of Jacob Bernoulli (also James, or Jacques). Jacob Bernoulli was the first mathematician in the Bernoulli family, which produced many notable mathematicians of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Jacob Bernoulli’s mathematical legacy is rich. He introduced Bernoulli numbers, solved the Bernoulli differential equation, studied the Bernoulli trials [...]
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6:52 PM | Converting Worksheets from PTC Mathcad 15 to PTC Mathcad Prime
** Guest post by Anji Seberino** This is...
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