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August 31, 2015

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10:34 PM | Vedic Maths Forum UAE launches
The Burj Khalifa - DubaiDubai is a cosmopolitan metropolis and global city on the Arabian Peninsula. One of the ten most popular tourist destinations in the world, it is developing rapidly in tourism and trade. It calls itself one of the more modern and progressive cities in the Middle East.Dubai is a commercial and cultural hub of the Middle East, it's a global transport hub, and has attracted world attention through many large innovative construction projects and sports events. The city is […]
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12:00 PM | Probability and Statistics – Developing a Probability Model
Most of us are familiar with games of chance. Some of the objects used in games of chance are very similar to probability models. Probability models are helpful to predict events that are likely (or not likely) to happen over the long run. The activity, Developing a Probability Model, contains numerous probability models for students […]

August 30, 2015

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6:01 PM | Mumbai Vedic Maths Demo and Orientation held
Mrs.Sejaj Shah ( Right) and Mrs. Niki Mehta Students at the Mumbai CenterIt is awesome to get this news from Mumbai. Awesome Response on Demo & Orientation for the Vedic Maths Course on 30th August 2015. The session was held in Mumbai and was conducted by Mrs.Sejal Shah and her dynamic team comprised of Niki Mehta and Mitesh Shah.Vedic Maths appeals to both students and parents and is timeless.Here's wishing Mrs.Shah and her team the best for the future endeavors.The Vedic Math Forum […]

August 29, 2015

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12:25 AM | Oldest Inscription of 'Zero' at Gwalior Fort
The Gwalior FortI must confess to my dear readers that one of the advantages of traveling extensively is to be able to see the beauty of our country's ancient heritage. Take for example the 8th-century Gwalior Fort located in the heart of the Indian town of Gwalior. The fort consists of a defensive structure and two main palaces, Gurjari Mahal and Man Mandir, built by Man Singh Tomar. What it also consists is the oldest inscription of the 'Zero' - One of India's greatest contribution in […]

August 28, 2015

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11:00 PM | Vedic Maths Forum Ghana established
Mr. and Mrs.Gurbani from GhanaHailed as West Africa's golden child, Ghana deserves its place in the sun. One of Africa's great success stories, the country is reaping the benefits of a stable democracy in the form of fast-paced development. And it shows: Ghana is suffused with the most incredible energy.With its welcoming beaches, gorgeous hinterland, rich culture, vibrant cities, diverse wildlife, easy transport and affable inhabitants, it's no wonder Ghana is sometimes labelled 'Africa for […]
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3:48 PM | Wolfram Technology Conference 2015: Pushing the Boundaries of Computation
The Wolfram Technology Conference 2015 is just a few weeks away, and we’re excited to demonstrate the latest in cloud computing, interactive deployment, mobile devices, and more as we explore how Wolfram technologies are pushing the boundaries of computation. If you haven’t already reserved your spot for this year’s conference, there’s still time to register. [...]
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1:49 PM | Geometric n-simplex is convex
Given the definition of a geometric n-simplex: where are geometrically independent, we can show that the n-simplex is convex (i.e. given any two points, the line connecting them lies in the simplex). Write , . Consider the line from x … Continue reading →
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1:00 PM | Dancing Megan
Jiro's pick this week is Megan Simulator (XKCD) by Alfonso Nieto-Castanon.Some of you may know Alfonso from Cody. He is currently ranked number one based on score, problems solved, and number of badges. Not only is he super talented in Cody, he has created a well-written, fun-to-watch entry. Oh and... read more >>

August 27, 2015

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7:19 PM | Probability and Statistics – Using a sample to generalize about a population
“Three out of four people prefer Brand X toothpaste.” We hear these claims all the time. How did these claims come about? Was every single person in the world asked about the brand they prefer? That would certainly take a lot of time and money! The activity Using a Sample to Generalize about a Population […]
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6:24 PM | My Days as a Robot Whisperer
My desk was covered with papers, a glass of water, and a big shipping container. Even though my chair was there, I was sitting on the floor with my laptop, having a bad hair day, and a robot was seated next to me.  This was a typical day at Maplesoft for an engineering co-op student. For this project, at the request of my manager, I left my duties as Spanish translator and marketing assistant and I started to work with the robot NAO from Aldebaran Robotics. The purpose of this project was […]
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5:53 PM | Fractions {Poster/Anchor Chart and Cards}
Fractions = Poster/Anchor Chart with Cards for Students A anchor chart to put on your Math Vocabulary board to use as a reference. Along with cards to use as bookmarks for a quick reference. Also included is a 24inch x 36inch (poster size) JPEG file included, so you […] Related Math Games: Fractions! = Poster & Anchor Chart with Cards for Students All About Fractions = Poster/Anchor Chart with Cards for Students Math Journal Dividing Fraction Anchor Chart {Poster and Cards}

August 26, 2015

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6:10 PM | Releasing the OPCClassic Library
Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily connect your simulation models to your existing infrastructure? Whether you are working in industries such as oil and gas, industrial energy, or life sciences, connecting to your processes in order to monitor and control them is vital. The OPC (Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control) standard has [...]
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2:32 PM | My Responses on EdTechTeacher’s #ETTChat
Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy! In November, I'll be a featured speaker at EdTechTeacher's iPad Summit in Boston. Recently, they asked me to participate in the #ETTChat Series. Here it is! The post My Responses on EdTechTeacher’s #ETTChat appeared first on Tap Into Teen Minds.
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2:09 AM | Creating Interactive Math Tasks With Google Sites
Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy! Many believe math cannot be made interactive with chromebooks, but that is simply not true. Here's how you can use Google Sites to get your students curious The post Creating Interactive Math Tasks With Google Sites appeared first on Tap Into Teen Minds.

August 25, 2015

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4:22 PM | Sangakoo, activo en la red
Volvemos de las vacaciones con más ganas que nunca de seguir avanzando en nuestro proyecto educativo. Estas vacaciones hemos hecho un repaso a los blogs y páginas donde han hablado de Sangakoo en los últimos meses y en este primer post de la temporada, además de compartir algunos de ellos con vosotros, aprovechamos para agradecer las reseñas y menciones que han hecho […]
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11:18 AM | Life Algebra
Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:How to solve this ‘Life’ Algebra ? The simultatneous inequality equation with 3 unknowns (t, e, m). It has no solution but we can get the BEST approximation : Retire after 55 before…
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7:16 AM | Tiger Mom Amy Chua Sets Up Tuition Center in Singapore
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/20/queen-of-the-tiger-moms-takes-on-singapore.html “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua has started a Tuition Center in Singapore. Amy Chua is the famous author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which is an interesting book which has both supporters and critics. The Tuition Centre is called … Continue reading →

August 24, 2015

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3:21 PM | Getting Kids “Animated” about Math at Texas A&M University
Philip Yasskin, a long-time Maple user and professor at Texas A&M University is passionate about getting young people engaged in mathematics. One of his programs is SEE-Math: a two-week summer day camp for gifted middle school children interested in math. Maplesoft has been a long-standing supporter of SEE-Math, providing software and prizes for the campers. A major project in SEE-Math is developing computer animations using Maple. Students spend their time creating various animations, in […]
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1:31 PM | Ask the Experts
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12:00 PM | Building Mosaics Inspired by the Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Mirek Majewski was born in Poland and studied mathematics at the Nicholas Copernicus University in Poland with an M.S. and Ph.D. in non-classical geometries. He is a professor of mathematics and computer science at several universities – PNG University of Technology, Inter-University of Macau (now Saint Joseph University), Zayed University in United Arab Emirates, and New York Institute of Technology. […]
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12:00 PM | New BuzzMath Activity – Creating, Interpreting and Analyzing Scatter Plots
Feeling scattered? Get it together and check out Creating, Interpreting and Analyzing Scatter Plots. This activity begins with a review of plotting points on a coordinate grid and then challenges students to identify trends in the data without connecting the points. As they progress through the activity they will explore, identify and interpret independent and […]
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8:03 AM | 'Squares - on your finger tips!' by V.G.Unkalkar
Participants at the National Vedic Maths Workshop, GwaliorThe Vedic Math Forum India Worlds Fastest Mental Math System http://www.vedicmathsindia.org
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7:00 AM | Help Fix Maths Education at the Computer-Based Maths Education Summit
When was the last time you had to solve a quadratic equation by hand? If, like me, you haven’t needed that particular skill since high school, then you’ve probably wondered what all that fuss was about! And it’s a good question: why did we spend so much time on those puzzling, formulaic second-degree beasts, using [...]

August 21, 2015

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1:00 PM | Writing a struct to text
ContentsStrings from structsstruct2strAnd a challenge!Comments?Brett's Pick this week is struct2str, by Marco Cococcioni.Strings from structsBack in May, Sean wrote about different File Exchange submissions that facilitate writing cell arrays to text. That was a useful post--and one that triggered an interesting follow-up discussion between Sean and me: namely, how would... read more >>
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12:22 PM | Displaying the Progress of a Long Running MATLAB Script, Part 2: uitable
05:21 Previously, I showed how you could use fprintf to display status updates of a long running script. Another technique I use is to capture these updates in a uitable, so I can then easily view the history. ... read more >>
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11:41 AM | Finding the Closest Value Less than a Threshold
I just got asked a question about a good way to find the closest value in a vector that was less than a threshold. My solution is fairly short, and demonstrates some of my favorite MATLAB techniques. I will compare also show you an "obvious" solution.... read more >>
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2:40 AM | Grab the Stacking Paper Tasks Multi-Touch Book for @iBooks
Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy! Here's an example of how you can create an Interactive Multi-Touch Book for iBooks to make your students curious and collaborative rather than isolated. The post Grab the Stacking Paper Tasks Multi-Touch Book for @iBooks appeared first on Tap Into Teen Minds.
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2:18 AM | Creating an Ellipse with Web Sketchpad Tools
In a prior blog post, I described the pins-and-string approach to drawing an ellipse: Press two pins into a corkboard, place a loop of string around the pins, pull the string tight with a pencil, and trace the pencil tip’s path as you pull the pencil around the taut string. Guaranteeing that the traced path […]

August 20, 2015

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5:45 PM | Fraction Number Line {Poster and Cards}
Fraction Number Line {Poster and Cards} Poster/Anchor Chart with Cards for Students A Math Poster/Anchor Chart to put on your Math Vocabulary board for students to use as a reference. Also included is a 24inch x 36inch (poster size) JPEG file, so you can get the actual […] Related Math Games: Fraction on a Number Line = Poster/Anchor Chart with Cards for Students Zoom in on a Decimal Fraction Number Line {Poster/Anchor Chart} Dividing Fraction Anchor Chart {Poster and Cards}
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11:40 AM | 10 Mathe-Apps fürs Smartphone
Mathe-Apps: In unserem Newsletter oder in Blogs oder auf haben wir schon die ein oder andere App vorgestellt, die uns gefallen hat. Hier haben wir 10 Apps herausgesucht, die uns immer wieder begeistern – sei es aufgrund ihrer Funktionen, Visualierungen, Trainings-Aufgaben oder einfach, weil sie Spaß machen: Entdecken Sie 10 tolle Mathe-Apps!Diese 10 haben wir für Sie ausgesucht: The Mesh, Math42, Frax, Tydlig, Mathe Verstehen, Mathematik zum Anfassen, König der Mathematik, FreeGeo, […]
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