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An Assumed Law of Statistical Evidence (law of likelihood) Nearly all critical discussions of frequentist error statistical inference (significance tests, confidence intervals, p- values, power, etc.) start with the following general assumption about the nature of inductive evidence or support: Data x is better evidence for hypothesis H1 than for H0 if x are more probable under H1 than […]

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On Tuesday morning at 8 AM, I will meet my first group of Newark Academy students.I will meet my advisees, all 10 of them. Seniors, one and all, who will (I'm guessing) have college admissions uppermost in their minds. They won't know me, and I won't know them, and we will work it out.Shortly after that, I will walk into my classroom (the state of which is a story for another time; let's just call it a work in progress), and meet my multivariable calculus students. We'll talk about coordinate […]

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i’m planning on a campus trip monday so look for me at bernie’s afterwards. i might even stay for the monday medley. anyhow, *i’ll* plan on banging around a bit out on the smoker’s deck or what- not.

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At TMC14 the entertaining Steve Leinwand gave a talk about some of the trappings of math teaching. One section of the talk dealt with asking the simple question "about how much?" with a expression containing some oddball square roots.At random around 11pm one night, that point resurfaced. A weakness I've noticed for a while is that students lack an understanding for the value of things like sqrt(2) or how you could use what you know to approximate sqrt(27). Or the value of 3/2 or how to
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Classrooms are back in session in the United States, which means lots of classroom action, lots of it great. The blogger at Simplify With Me posts two interesting activities with dice, one involving blank dice, and the other involving space battles: Once you have your ships, place one die on the engine, one on the […]

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RT @beckyfh: RT @rooneyvision: Exciting announcement on future of Clockmakers' Collection. It's moving to Science Museum http://t.co/aPehiO…

2014-08-29 22:00:59

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RT @thescamdog: Frequently get asked for list of elementary teacher bloggers. Here it is. + many more. Great work by someone. http://t.co/l…

2014-08-29 21:47:43

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And the Lord said: Woe to offices that stock the mechanical pencils where you have to rotate the tip to advance the lead, for they are awful

2014-08-29 21:35:30

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Other societies/meetings should do this too! MT @lauramclay: WORMS Childcare Travel Fund Meeting http://t.co/4n2YkIoUkp

2014-08-29 21:30:05

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RT @JenLucPiquant: "In 1971—16 years after Einstein’s death—the definitive experiment to test relativity was finally carried out." http://t…

2014-08-29 21:28:26

evelynjlamb tweeted: @evelynjlamb

To which I would add: usually there are other free office supplies too, although they don't always have my favorite kind of pencils.

2014-08-29 21:27:09

evelynjlamb tweeted: @evelynjlamb

Tips for new math graduate students, including the all-important: free legal pads in the office.
http://t.co/Yq5Sib4ttW

2014-08-29 21:26:15

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"Social sciences suffer from severe publication bias" http://t.co/6hJqzYrOQw ht @JustinWolfers

2014-08-29 21:18:54

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