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October 31, 2014

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9:48 AM | The Secret of Rain Man (Savant)
Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:孤岛天才 超强记忆:
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9:24 AM | Sangakoo, recurso de Clickedu
Esta semana hemos firmado un acuerdo de colaboración con la plataforma Clickedu para que aquellos colegios que ya trabajan con esta plataforma puedan utilizar también Sangakoo desde la misma plataforma de Clickedu. El software Clickedu es una plataforma escolar CLOUD que incluye la gestión académica y económica; un LMS o un entorno virtual de aprendizaje […]
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7:29 AM | Recommended IB Math Books
The IB programme is gaining popularity throughout the world. In Singapore, some schools offer the IB Programme instead of the A Levels, most notably being ACS (International). The IB Mathematics definitely has some interesting topics, including Number Theory, Graph Theory, … Continue reading →

October 30, 2014

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8:25 PM | Pumpkin Time-Bomb
Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy! How many elastics will it take to make a pumpkin explode? Take a look at this 3 act math task to make your predictions and participate in the experiment! The post Pumpkin Time-Bomb appeared first on Tap Into Teen Minds.
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4:19 PM | Math/Logic Puzzle
Q: What parking number is the car parked in? Need to have a flexible mindset to solve this :) Sourced from: http://blog.tanyakhovanova.com/ Featured book: Match Wits With Mensa: The Complete Quiz Book  Filed under: maths tuition Tagged: maths tuition
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2:22 PM | Best Rubik’s Cube (Cheap and Good) — The Dayan Zhanchi?
The Rubik’s Cube is a famous puzzle, that is related to Math and Group Theory. (See this free introduction by MIT on the The Mathematics of the Rubik’s Cube) Recently, I am thinking of buying a new Rubik’s Cube, and searched … Continue reading →
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8:20 AM | Looking for a reliable Tuition Agency?
Looking for a reliable Tuition Agency? Its the holiday period now, and many parents are looking to find a tutor for the next academic year. Please look no further, as Startutor is the best tuition agency in Singapore, winning hands … Continue reading →
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6:47 AM | Interesting articles about Grade Inflation and Math
Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/10/23/a-broader-problem-than-uncs-scandal-grade-inflation/ The scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is principally about academic dishonesty. But it highlights an institutional failure at almost all American colleges that dissuades students from pursuing the best career possible. Some academic departments systematically inflate … Continue reading →
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6:30 AM | How to join 9 Dots using 4 Lines? (Advanced Version)
This is a humorous math comic based on the popular brainteaser: How do we join 9 dots using 4 lines? (Hint: Think out of the box. See the solution here: Answer) However, Spiked Math has added a new twist to the … Continue reading →

October 29, 2014

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4:07 PM | Top 20 World’s Best Universities
Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:http://finance.yahoo.com/news/harvard-tops-us-news-world-150403455.html These 20 are purely anglophone universities — USA (16), UK(3), Canada (1). The report is too biased. I am sure there are some non-anglophone universities in Europe, Australia and Asia which are…
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3:59 PM | Com pot resultar pràctic Sangakoo a un professor?
Avui us volem recomanar una entrevista que el mitjà digital aravallès ha realitzat a la professora Eva Pla, de l’institució educativa SEK La Garriga. A través de l’entrevista podreu conèixer de prop com Sangakoo pot ser molt útil als alumnes que estudien matemàtiques d’una forma més interactiva i creativa. Llegiu l’entrevista.
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5:12 AM | The Math of Ebola
Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/09/18/349341606/why-the-math-of-the-ebola-epidemic-is-so-scary In the past week, world leaders have started using a mathematical term when they talk about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. “It’s spreading and growing exponentially,” President Obama said Tuesday. “This is a disease outbreak that is advancing in … Continue reading →

October 28, 2014

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5:29 PM | The Making of a Mile of Pi – Numberphile
This guy (from the Youtube channel Numberphile) actually printed a million digits of Pi! Check out how long the piece of paper actually is! Longer Version (30 minutes): Featured book: Math Bytes: Google Bombs, Chocolate-Covered Pi, and Other Cool Bits in … Continue reading →
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10:42 AM | TEDxSydney: Mathematics and Sex | Clio Cresswell
Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:Mathematics and sex | Clio Cresswell TEDxSydney: She had 2/20 in French Math, but loves the “Mathematics & Sex”: Watch “Mathematics and sex | Clio Cresswell TEDxSydney” on YouTube :
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10:41 AM | 11 Dimensions
Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:Flatland: 2D World
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8:14 AM | Topics coming out for A Maths Paper 2
Recently, the A Maths Paper 2 just finished (today), and the A Maths Paper 2 is hot on its heels, coming tomorrow! Usually, topics tested in Paper 1 will most likely not come out again in Paper 2, so students doing … Continue reading →

October 27, 2014

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6:25 PM | Calling All Goblins: Tweet-a-Program Halloween Code Challenge
Halloween is quickly approaching, and to help you gear up for trick-or-treating, costume parties, and pumpkin carving, we’re issuing another Tweet-a-Program Code Challenge! This time, instead of spaceships and planets, we want you to tweet us your spookiest Halloween-themed lines of Wolfram Language code. We’ll then use the Wolfram Language to randomly select three winning [...]
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6:17 PM | Dancing Unknowns: You Haven’t Seen Simultaneous Equations Like These!
When it comes to simultaneous equations, I like to push the bounds of conventional pedagogical wisdom. In an earlier post, I offered a puzzle in which elementary-age students solve for four unknowns given eight equations. Now, I’d like to present a puzzle that might sound even more audacious: Solving for ten unknowns. Oh, and did I mention that the unknowns are […]
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5:17 PM | PhotoMath, Solves Equations for You
Math teachers are not going to be happy with a new app called PhotoMath. The app solves equations using the camera function on a smartphone. Essentially, you just point the camera at an equation and the app computes, and spits out an answer. This may seem like a terrible idea because students won’t learn how to do basic math, but the app does ...
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9:18 AM | Sum of Cubes (A Maths Tuition)
What is tested for A Maths (Additional Maths) Exam Just to share an A Maths question that is likely to come out for 2014 A Maths Exam. It is the brand new topic just added this year: Sum and difference … Continue reading →

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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