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August 22, 2014

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4:52 PM | Ice Buckets 3 Act Math Task #icebucketchallenge
Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy! Taking a look at the real world math involved in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge while still supporting a great cause | Using Scatter Plots & Extrapolation The post Ice Buckets 3 Act Math Task #icebucketchallenge appeared first on Tap Into Teen Minds.
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2:48 PM | How Much Water is That?
Tweet Lake Mead It all started with a phone call from my Dad.  He had heard on the news that the water level of Lake Mead had decreased 100 feet and asked me, as the resident mathematician in the family, …
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1:41 PM | Lösung für Happy Cubes: Milano, blau
Die Happy Cubes sind unsere beliebtesten Logik-Puzzle-Würfel. Aus den jeweils sechs Puzzleteilen muss ein Würfel gebaut werden. Und das ist gar nicht so einfach! Durch die unregelmäßig geformten Puzzleteile wird das Zusammenbauen zur Herausforderung.Für alle, die etwas Hilfe gebrauchen können, haben wir hier die Lösung für den Happy Cube Milano (blau) in einer Animation zusammengestellt.
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1:00 PM | Automatic reference (bibliography) creator
Jiro's pick this week is Reference Creator by Valerio Biscione. Even though I have been away from the world of academia for quite some time, I can remember and appreciate the effort that people put into writing... read more >>

August 21, 2014

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7:28 PM | Wolfram SystemModeler in Electrical Engineering Courses
I’m an electrical engineer by training. In my first circuits class, all calculations were done by hand, and we could check solutions with unintuitive circuit simulators using the SPICE methodology. With SystemModeler I think it’s easier than ever to get started building virtual circuits and trying what-if scenarios for electrical circuits and systems. In this [...]
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8:41 AM | Speed Maths Challenge Cape Town 2014
After months of preparation and anticipation, our big day had arrived – the first Speed Maths Challenge hosted by Vedic Maths Forum South Africa - the venue, Turfhall Primary School in Penlyn Estate, Cape Town – date, 2nd August 2014.There was much excitement, some nerves and loads of enthusiasm on the part of learners, parents, teachers and even us, the organisers. Some learners were waiting at the hall a whole hour before the event! All 5 schools - Turfhall Primary, Rylands Primary, […]

August 20, 2014

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8:38 PM | Pics: Speed Maths Challenge, Cape Town 2014
The Vedic Maths Forum South Africa organized the First Speed Maths Challenge in August 2014. Here are some pictures from the grand event! Post by Vedic Maths Forum South Africa.The Vedic Math Forum India Worlds Fastest Mental Math System http://www.vedicmathsindia.org
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8:27 PM | Fields Medal winner Manjul Bhargava's 3 ideas to overcome fear of maths
Manjul Bhargava Heartiest Congratulations to Manjul Bhargava for the coveted Field's Medal in Mathematics.Manjul Bhargava, the first Indian-origin mathematician to win the coveted Fields Medal, says the inspiration behind his discoveries in number theory has been the classic works of ancient Indian mathematicians. "Their works contain incredible mathematical discoveries, and were very inspirational to me as a young mathematician. The classic works of Pingala, Hemachandra, and […]
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3:56 PM | Sangakoo, partner de KeyCoNet
Aprovechando que el newsletter de KeyCoNet sacó en su último boletín una reseña sobre Sangakoo (que podéis leer en inglés, página 14 del documento), queremos aprovechar este post para contaros qué es KeyCoNet. KeyCoNet es una red europea sobre compentencias claves en la educación, fundada por la Comisión Europea para el Programa de Educación para […]
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2:30 PM | A Dynamic Shift in Mathematics
Recently, there was a major milestone in the mathematics world. Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal (Math’s highest honor). Mirzakhani is a 37-year-old mathematics professor at Stanford University and she grew up in Tehran, Iran. She was able to take a placement test in elementary school just as the Iran-Iraq War was ending. “I think I was ...

August 19, 2014

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7:14 PM | Which Is Closer: Local Beer or Local Whiskey?
In today’s blog post, we will use some of the new features of the Wolfram Language, such as language processing, geometric regions, map-making capabilities, and deploying forms to analyze and visualize the distribution of beer breweries and whiskey distilleries in the US. In particular, we want to answer the core question: for which fraction of [...]
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3:35 PM | Which Is Closer: Local Beer or Local Whiskey?
In today’s blog post, we will use some of the new features of the Wolfram Language, such as language processing, geometric regions, map-making capabilities, and deploying forms to analyze and visualize the distribution of beer breweries and whiskey distilleries in the US. In particular, we want to answer the core question: for which fraction of [...]
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9:07 AM | Minimal Surfaces
Minimal surfaces are mathematical surfaces with minimal surface area. To get an idea of these surfaces think of soap bubbles. Giving them a framework soap films create the minimal surface within this frame. Here we want to show some models and illustrations of minimal surfaces for different frames. We thank Paul Nylander for letting us use these pictures.

August 18, 2014

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7:40 PM | The Official Vedic Maths India Store is now Live!
We would like you to know that today we have just launched our New and Improved Official Vedic Maths India Store.Visit http://store.vedicmathsindia.org and you can have access to Books, Online Courses and DVD's on the subject.As a gesture of gratitude we would like to offer you a 15% off on all our products on the Vedic Maths India Store. Use the coupon VEDICLAUNCH15 when you check out! Contact us at gtekriwal@vedicmathsindia.org for feedback,comments and your thoughts.The Vedic Math Forum […]

August 17, 2014

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12:39 PM | Maths Tuition Centre: Circle Fraction Question (PSLE)
Solution: The total area is made up of 4 semicircles and four of the area X. (4S+4X) The unshaded area is made up of 1 semicircle and one of the area X. (1S+1X) Hence, the fraction of the figure unshaded … Continue reading →

August 16, 2014

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7:05 PM | Shanghai Jiaotong Universities Ranking 2014 (Mathematics)
Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:France: Singapore

August 15, 2014

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1:00 PM | PianoTuner
Will's pick this week is Piano Tuner by John Bender. If you want the distinguished honor of a Will Pick of the Week, here are some easy guidelines to follow: Choose an interesting or fun topic. Package the submission so that it's easy to figure out how to use. Ensure that it actually works... read more >>

August 14, 2014

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7:37 PM | Video games and the future of math
Keith Devlin author of “Mathematics Education For a New Era” shares his insights to Forbes writer Jordan Shapiro. With talking points like “Yesterday’s math class won’t prepare you for tomorrow’s jobs” and “Numbers and variables are NOT the foundation of math” their interview entitled 5 Things You Need To Know About The Future Of Math […]
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5:34 PM | Fixing Bad Astrophotography II: Imaging Mars with Mathematica
The planet Mars comes into opposition, the point closest to the Earth, about every 780 days, or a bit over two years. The Martial opposition this year was on April 9. This past May, on a rare clear, warm night, I attempted to capture some images of the red planet. Unfortunately once I had my [...]
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5:09 PM | Best of Both worlds – with the Embedded Excel component and its top 6 use cases.
The Collins English dictionary defines “The Best of Both worlds” as “the benefits from two different or opposed ways of life, philosophies, etc.” You could argue that PTC Mathcad & Microsoft Excel are tools facilitating calculations from two different and opposed philosophies. The phrase also elucidates the human condition, where we just we can’t settle for one, we want to ...
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5:35 AM | ICM2014 — opening ceremony
Originally posted on Gowers's Weblog:I’d forgotten just how full the first day of an ICM is. First, you need to turn up early for the opening ceremony, so you end up sitting around for an hour and half…

August 13, 2014

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3:34 PM | Fields-Medaille 2014 verliehen
Im Rahmen des Internationalen Mathematiker-Kongresses ICM (icm2014.org) wurden auch die Fields-Medaillen vergeben. Dieser Preis ist einer der höchsten Auszeichnungen in der Mathematik und wird nur alle vier Jahre an zwei bis vier Mathematiker vergeben.In diesem Jahr wurden vier außergewöhnliche Mathematiker geehrt und zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte des Preises ging eine Medaille auch an eine Frau. Hier möchten wir nun kurz die Fields-Medaille und die aktuellen Preisträger vorstellen.

August 12, 2014

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6:20 PM | Coloring a line based on height, gradient, or some other value in MATLAB
MATLAB Answers is a great resource for getting help from the MATLAB community. There was a recent question that inspired this video. I took the question to mean, how can I change the color of a line to correspond with a third vector. Here is my answer. ... read more >>
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6:09 PM | Beweis der Kepler Vermutung erfolgt
Mehr als 400 Jahre nachdem die sogenannte „Keplersche Vermutung“ aufgestellt wurde, liegt nun offenbar ein vollständiger, formaler Beweis vor. Die Mathematik hat dabei wiedereinmal besondere Wege beschritten. Kepler selbst stellte seine Vermutung 1611 auf, konnte sie aber nie beweisen. Thomas Hales hat bereits 1998 eine erste Lösung vorgestellt, die allerdings „nur“ auf massiven Computerberechnungen basierte.2003 begann Hales damit, seinen Beweis zu Formalisieren – und scheint […]
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5:46 PM | From Two Dimensions to One
In my last post, I provided some dilation challenges and linked to a Dilation Function Family activity. In that activity students manipulate independent and dependent variables, observe their relative rate of change, restrict the domain, and use meaningful function notation. This and similar activities involving “technologically embodied geometric functions” are designed to familiarize students with […]
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3:24 PM | Computational Knowledge and the Future of Pure Mathematics
Every four years for more than a century there’s been an International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) held somewhere in the world. In 1900 it was where David Hilbert announced his famous collection of math problems—and it’s remained the top single periodic gathering for the world’s research mathematicians. This year the ICM is in Seoul, and [...]
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3:24 PM | Computational Knowledge and the Future of Pure Mathematics
Every four years for more than a century there’s been an International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) held somewhere in the world. In 1900 it was where David Hilbert announced his famous collection of math problems—and it’s remained the top single periodic gathering for the world’s research mathematicians. This year the ICM is in Seoul, and [...]
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2:50 PM | Computational Knowledge and the Future of Pure Mathematics
Every four years for more than a century there’s been an International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) held somewhere in the world. In 1900 it was where David Hilbert announced his famous collection of math problems—and it’s remained the top single periodic gathering for the world’s research mathematicians. This year the ICM is in Seoul, and [...]

August 11, 2014

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3:53 PM | Ever Needed to Move a Figure?
Have you ever needed to move a figure? Perhaps because it is offscreen>? Or at least the menus or close box are not visible? This happens to me from time to time when I get code from someone else who is programming specifically to the size of their display. Working on a laptop, I often have fewer available pixels. What to do?... read more >>

August 10, 2014

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6:22 PM | The Best Free LMS for iPad Classrooms
Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy! It seems going digital in classrooms is difficult with most free learning management systems missing at least one important feature. Which is best? The post The Best Free LMS for iPad Classrooms appeared first on Tap Into Teen Minds.
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