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# Posts

### March 01, 2015

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### February 28, 2015

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All Seeing Eye   by James Dean   http://im-possible.info/english/art/misc/tattoo/james-dean.html
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I was very fortunate to meet Don Steward this morning at Huddersfield University. He ran a session for us about creativity and challenge in maths for 11-16 year olds. It was a really great blend of teaching strategies, activity ideas … Continue reading →
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This simple game is good for a plenary or starter based around teaching sequences. It’s two player (or two teams) so be prepared for a rowdy bit of competition.
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via DailyCube
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(Click on the comic if you can't see the full image.) (C)Copyright 2015, C. Burke.He lived long. He prospered. Can us doing the same be part of his legacy? It's been a while since I've included an obituary comic. I did a few very early in the run of (x, why?), but I had to stop. So many childhood idols were dying off, I could fill the strip with them ... except that I couldn't because my skills as an artist just weren't up to where they needed to be for a tribute. That's the main reason […]

### February 27, 2015

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30 new artworks by Regolino Bizzi   http://im-possible.info/english/art/various/odonodo.html#a88   Author - http://odonodo.deviantart.com/
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(Click on the comic if you can't see the full image.) (C)Copyright 2015, C. Burke.A whole branch of math grew from a nut.
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Planet Money goes back to a 1984 article by Steven Levy that discusses this new thing called a spreadsheet. It was taking the place of the paper version that accountants…Tags: Excel, Planet Money, spreadsheet
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A little progress with inks…
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Software engineer Chris Beaumont visualized the strength of opponent hands in Texas hold 'em, given any other hand. This is based on counting about 1.3 trillion possible combinations. Simply enter…Tags: gambling, poker
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matthen: 8 Earth years are roughly equal to 13 Venus years, meaning the two planets approximately trace out this pattern with 5-fold symmetry as they orbit the Sun. [more] [code]
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via Hyrodium
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8 Earth years are roughly equal to 13 Venus years, meaning the two planets approximately trace out this pattern with 5-fold symmetry as they orbit the Sun. [more] [code]
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A set of worksheets based around probabilities using spinners… which… nobody ever uses… except exam boards. Using spinners 1 Using spinners 2 (medium) Using spinners 3 (hard)
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### February 26, 2015

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Alternates: Kurt Gödel was an Austrian mathematician famous for his incompleteness theorems.
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Generation Z   by Gergely Krizbai   http://im-possible.info/english/art/computer/gergely-krizbai.html   Author - https://www.behance.net/krizbo
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Michael Beuoy's win probability model plotted on FiveThirtyEight starts all NBA teams at a 50% chance of winning. Then the probability of winning a game increases and decreases from there.…Tags: gambling, sports
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via Dribble
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A painting technique my brother has been using to create interesting curves on a canvas. A squeegee (red line) is alternately pivoted on either side of the canvas (blue rectangle), creating waves in the oil paints from the series of arcs. [See his abstracts painted with this technique] [code]
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Michael Beuoy made a win probability model for NBA teams and games, based on play-by-play data from 2000 to 2012. The basic calculator lets you punch in the game state,…Tags: basketball, FiveThirtyEight
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Rob Eastaway is an author. He has a whole bunch of great books (see below for a couple of examples). His website is also home to a handful of great maths puzzles for use in lessons.
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geometricloci:Infinitok3dsurf software
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sixpenceee:This first picture shows what a typical active geyser looks like. The second shows two frozen geysers. (Source: Earthporn and volcanoes.usgs.gov)
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everybodyontheinternet:On February 26, the FCC is going to decide if the internet should stay free and fair, or if it should be handed over to the cable companies.You don’t want them to pick the cable companies. Join everybody on the internet to help the FCC do the right thing.
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prostheticknowledge:Running WomenHigh definition digital art by South Korean artist Minha Yang features a woman running in slow-motion, distorted beautifully with algorithms:“Running Women” is the artwork made of numerous motion vectors that is generated by mathematical and physical algorithms. The moving image was taken by high speed camera and transformed into 129,600 vectors. These vectors are capable of controlling 2 million lines containing color characteristic values of rasterized […]
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mothernaturenetwork:7 inspiring, badass womenYou may not have heard of them, but these women defied convention and set their own paths.
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The unexpected math behind Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” - Natalya St. ClairPhysicist Werner Heisenberg said, “When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first.” As difficult as turbulence is to understand mathematically, we can use art to depict the way it looks. Natalya St. Clair illustrates how Van Gogh captured this deep mystery of movement, fluid and light in his work.