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July 24, 2014

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5:16 PM | Enhanced PTC Creo and PTC Mathcad Integration
** Guest Post by Andrew McGough** PTC Creo and PTC Mathcad are highly complementary products when used in the engineering design lifecycle of a product. PTC Creo is used to capture the product design, PTC Mathcad is used to capture the engineering knowledge that details why the product needs to be designed the way it is. It’s a product that ...
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4:09 PM | Knowing Your Times Tables Is Great… Understanding Them Is Best!
Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy! A recent post created a huge debate about whether memorizing multiplication tables is important for success. Here, I clear the air recommending balance. The post Knowing Your Times Tables Is Great… Understanding Them Is Best! appeared first on Tap Into Teen Minds.
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10:15 AM | Dilation Challenges
For a while now, I’ve been intrigued by the ways in which the study of geometric transformations can provide students with a very effective introduction to function concepts. Daniel and I have written a couple of articles about this topic, and we created a number of activities to take advantage of what can arguably be […]
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1:18 AM | Redefining Mathematics Education #ADE2014 Showcase
Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy! Watch my Apple Distinguished Educator Showcase from the 2014 Global Institute in San Diego, California on Redefining Mathematics Education. The post Redefining Mathematics Education #ADE2014 Showcase appeared first on Tap Into Teen Minds.

July 23, 2014

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8:28 PM | Announcing Wolfram SystemModeler 4
Today we are proud to announce the release of Wolfram SystemModeler 4. For SystemModeler 4, we have expanded the supported model libraries to cover many new areas. We’ve also improved workflows for everything from learning the software to developing models to analyzing and deploying them. People have been using SystemModeler in an astonishing variety of [...]
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12:05 PM | What Do Teachers Think About EdTech ?
We know there are a lot of teachers out there using technology in their classrooms. We also know there are a lot of teachers who aren’t – whether they can’t due to financial constraints or just flat out don’t want to (or some combination thereof). We interact with a ton of teachers on social media […]

July 22, 2014

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3:52 PM | How Citizen Computation Changes Democracy: Conrad Wolfram at TEDxHousesofParliament
Photography by Tracy Howl and Paul Clarke Has our newfound massive availability of data improved decisions and lead to better democracy around the world? Most would say, “It’s highly questionable.” Conrad Wolfram’s TEDx UK Parliament talk poses this question and explains how computation can be key to the answer, bridging the divide between availability and [...]
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3:51 PM | How Citizen Computation Changes Democracy: Conrad Wolfram at TEDxHousesofParliament
Photography by Tracy Howl and Paul Clarke Has our newfound massive availability of data improved decisions and lead to better democracy around the world? Most would say, “It’s highly questionable.” Conrad Wolfram’s TEDx UK Parliament talk poses this question and explains how computation can be key to the answer, bridging the divide between availability and [...]
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9:57 AM | Resultados de la encuesta de valoración de la APP de Sangakoo
Os presentamos el resultado de la encuesta que hicimos a nuestros usuarios respecto a la aplicación para móviles que estamos desarrollando y así poder obtener vuestras impresiones y poder hacer una aplicación que se ajuste mejor a vuestras necesidades. Esta app tiene como objetivo el poder disponer de toda la teoría de matemáticas que tenemos actualmente […]

July 21, 2014

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6:09 PM | Optimizing Home Energy Costs (Heating vs. Cooling)
As summer heats up, we instinctively reach for the air conditioning (AC) controls. This miracle of modern technology lets us create a cool breeze to banish the crushing heat. At the same time, AC brings soaring electric bills. How can we optimize our use of air conditioning, keeping cool while minimizing our costs? Wolfram|Alpha provides [...]
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11:30 AM | Sangakoo, present a Reserva per 4!
El passat 16 de juliol la responsable matemàtica de Sangakoo, Judit Castro, va estar al programa “Reserva per 4″, el magazine d’estiu de Ràdio 4, explicant el nostre projecte. Podeu escoltar la seva intervenció de forma online. L’entrevista a la Judit la trobareu a partir del minut 30.

July 20, 2014

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7:41 AM | Mini-monomath
Originally posted on Gowers's Weblog:The title of this post is a nod to Terry Tao’s four mini-polymath discussions, in which IMO questions were solved collaboratively online. As the beginning of what I hope will be a long exercise…

July 19, 2014

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1:25 AM | IMO 2014
Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-16/melbourne-teenage-mathlete-wins-gold-for-the-second-time-/5602226 http://www.imo-official.org/year_country_r.aspx?year=2014&column=total&order=desc

July 18, 2014

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2:55 PM | Clearing up Unit Confusion with PTC Mathcad
**Guest Post by Tim Bond** Converting between two unit systems or converting within a single unit system is expected to be done flawlessly. The reality is, mistakes happen. Common conversions like inches (in) to centimeters (cm), or miles (mi) to feet (ft) may be memorized, but the conversion factor between pound force per square inch (psi) and Pascals (Pa) is ...
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1:00 PM | Simple Namespaces and Brilliant Function Handles
Greg's pick this week is module - encapsulate MATLAB package into a name space module by Daniel Dolan. The concept of namespaces has been available in MATLAB for a number... read more >>

July 17, 2014

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10:16 PM | Speed Math Challenge South Africa 2014
Enthusiasm = Math Challenge2This is certainly what we experienced at the schools participating in the first Speed Math Challenge being hosted by Vedic Maths Forum South Africa.The initiative started in March this year where five schools in Cape Town: Rylands Primary, Starling Primary, Habibia Primary, Regina Coeli and Turfhall Primary agreed to participate in the Speed Math Challenge. We then conducted workshops for the Grade 4’s, 5’s and 6’s where they were taught some High Speed Vedic […]
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5:38 PM | Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
Although I was born several years after the first Apollo Moon landing, the excitement surrounding the Apollo Moon landings and the space exploration enthusiasm it fostered drastically affected my childhood and shaped the direction my later life would follow. The space race, arguably peaking with the Apollo Moon landings, generated a funding explosion for science [...]

July 15, 2014

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5:19 PM | Fundamental Theorem of Algebra – Numberphile
Professor David Eisenbud gives an excellent explanation of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra! In high school, we learnt that some quadratic equations (e.g. ) do not have real roots. However, by the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, every polynomial equation of … Continue reading →
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4:04 PM | The Return of the Odometer
In my prior post, I presented an interactive Web Sketchpad odometer that is a great tool for introducing young learners to place value. Well, technology moves fast these days, and the latest odometers are more powerful than ever. While our prior odometer featured ‘+’ … Continue reading →
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2:24 PM | Conrad Wolfram at TEDxHousesofParliament 2014: Empowerment through Data Access
Data is, by its very nature, an evolving world of consumption and distribution. Conrad Wolfram recently spoke at TEDxHousesofParliament, giving a 15-minute talk about the evolution of data and how current and forthcoming technologies will continue to play a role.
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2:24 PM | Conrad Wolfram at TEDxHousesofParliament 2014: Empowerment through Data Access
Data is, by its very nature, an evolving world of consumption and distribution. Conrad Wolfram recently spoke at TEDxHousesofParliament, giving a 15-minute talk about the evolution of data and how current and forthcoming technologies will continue to play a role.
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11:00 AM | New York loves Buzzmath
To close the achievement gap in middle school math, the NYC Department of Education’s iZone challenged software developers to submit ideas. Buzzmath embraced the “Gap App Challenge” and the result was a tremendous success. Since then, Buzzmath have been featured in an inspiring video by the iZone where educators, students and professionals praise the initiative. […]

July 14, 2014

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12:18 PM | Analyzing Fitness Data from Wearable Devices in MATLAB
Collecting and tracking health and fitness data with wearable devices is about to go mainstream as the smartphone giants like Apple, Google and Samsung jump into the fray. But if you collect data, what's the point if you don't analyze it?... read more >>

July 12, 2014

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9:42 AM | Event: "Brain Matters"
Add caption'Brain Matters',A Workshop on Mental Math from India is being conducted at Pleasanton Senior Center,California, United States on 18th July 2014.The workshop will be conducted by Mrs.Naik, Director, Vedic Maths Forum United States.  The Vedic Math Forum India Worlds Fastest Mental Math System http://www.vedicmathsindia.org

July 11, 2014

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7:27 PM | Weather Prediction – How Far Can You Go?
This summer my mother-in-law is renting a house on a lake in New Hampshire. Looking at the calendar, my wife said: "The ten-day forecast makes it look like it's going to be pretty hot up at the lake next week." This led to a more general discussion of the merits... read more >>
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12:58 PM | C-MEX Programming Tutorial Examples
Sean's pick this week is "C-MEX Programming Tutorial Examples" by Ilias Konsoulas. I spent the last few days at the 2014 SIAM conference in... read more >>

July 10, 2014

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4:01 PM | Film „Dimensions“: Kapitel 3
Nachdem wir nun einige Eigenschaften der zweiten und dritten Dimension gesammelt haben, begeben wir uns nun zum ersten Mal in die vierte Dimension.Begleitet werden wir in diesem Kapitel vom schweizer Mathematiker Ludwig Schläfli. Schläfli beschäftigte sich mit mehrdimensionalen Räumen, ihren Eigenschaften und Polyedern. Er war der erste Wissenschaftler, der alle regulären Polyeder des vierdimensionalen Raumes beschrieb.
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6:29 AM | Maths Tuition Centre: University Math Textbooks Review
Calculus Math Textbooks Review Most students taking science related courses like Engineering or Physics need to study at least one semester of Calculus. Calculus can be a rather difficult subject, and having a good textbook to learn from is half the … Continue reading →

July 09, 2014

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6:52 PM | Launching Mathematica 10–with 700+ New Functions and a Crazy Amount of R&D
We’ve got an incredible amount of new technology coming out this summer. Two weeks ago we launched Wolfram Programming Cloud. Today I’m pleased to announce the release of a major new version of Mathematica: Mathematica 10. We released Mathematica 1 just over 26 years ago—on June 23, 1988. And ever since we’ve been systematically making [...]
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6:42 PM | Launching Mathematica 10—with 700+ New Functions and a Crazy Amount of R&D
We’ve got an incredible amount of new technology coming out this summer. Two weeks ago we launched Wolfram Programming Cloud. Today I’m pleased to announce the release of a major new version of Mathematica: Mathematica 10. We released Mathematica 1 just over 26 years ago—on June 23, 1988. And ever since we’ve been systematically making [...]
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