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Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math.

posted by Pudhoho on Mar 4, 2014 - 65 comments

posted by Pudhoho on Mar 4, 2014 - 65 comments

Geogebra is an interactive geometry tool which started as a free clone of Geometer's Sketchpad, but is now also an algebra, statistics and calculus tool. It is available for download for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android, or as a web app. [more inside]

posted by Elementary Penguin on Feb 22, 2014 - 10 comments

posted by Elementary Penguin on Feb 22, 2014 - 10 comments

posted by anastasiav on Jan 3, 2014 - 43 comments

Neil Degrasse Tyson waxes eloquent about Isaac Newton [chopped YouTube link, full length video 'SciCafe: Life the Universe and Everything' here] [more inside]

posted by mysticreferee on Jul 19, 2013 - 8 comments

posted by mysticreferee on Jul 19, 2013 - 8 comments

How To Fold a Julia Fractal. A beautiful interactive introduction to complex numbers, fractals and waves. (Requires WebGL). To Infinity And Beyond is a similar introduction to calculus.

posted by empath on Jul 11, 2013 - 33 comments

posted by empath on Jul 11, 2013 - 33 comments

Every film Pixar has produced has landed in the top fifty highest-grossing animated films of all time. What's their secret? Mathematics. Oh, and 22 Rules of Storytelling. [more inside]

posted by zarq on Mar 8, 2013 - 40 comments

posted by zarq on Mar 8, 2013 - 40 comments

There were ways to find the tangent to a curve, and the area under one, in an ad hoc manner before the birth of calculus. It was even known that these two were inverses of each other.

posted by Obscure Reference on Feb 10, 2012 - 17 comments

posted by Obscure Reference on Feb 10, 2012 - 17 comments

Microsoft Mathematics is a free Computer Algebra System (CAS) available from Microsoft. A CAS is a program that can solve purely symbolic mathematical equations. For example, the program can tell you that the derivative of 6x^2 + 12x is 12x + 12. The program has functions for calculus, statistics, linear algebra, and graphing. One interesting feature of the program is that in some cases it can show and describe the intermediate steps involved in solving an equation. Here’s a 16 page tutorial (in MS Word docx format) showing how to use the program. The program can be downloaded from the Microsoft download page. Thirty-two and sixty-four bit versions are available. The program only works on XP/Vista/Windows 7.

posted by Jasper Friendly Bear on May 23, 2011 - 56 comments

posted by Jasper Friendly Bear on May 23, 2011 - 56 comments

'Stand and Deliver' teacher dies of cancer. *Jaime Escalante, the math teacher portrayed in the 1988 film "Stand and Deliver," died Tuesday after a battle with cancer, according to the actor who played him. ... "Stand and Deliver" told the inspirational story of how Escalante turned the failing calculus program at Garfield High School in east Los Angeles into one of the top in the nation.* (previously)

posted by sentient on Mar 31, 2010 - 55 comments

posted by sentient on Mar 31, 2010 - 55 comments

The Calculus Lifesaver lectures -- videos available here in streaming (Real Player), mp4 and wmv formats -- were originally given as "review sessions for the Princeton introductory calculus courses MAT103 and MAT104 during the 2006/7 academic year". Each lecture is about 2 hours.

posted by AceRock on Jan 12, 2010 - 8 comments

posted by AceRock on Jan 12, 2010 - 8 comments

Calculus of Averages - *Newton and Archimedes did not possess this knowledge. No mathematics professor today can provide this knowledge and depth of understanding.* Author John Gabriel maintains a blog, Friend of Wisdom, and contributes articles such as Are real numbers uncountable? to Google's Knol project.

posted by Wolfdog on Jan 8, 2010 - 78 comments

posted by Wolfdog on Jan 8, 2010 - 78 comments

MathTV is a real problem solver for many. It is also found on YouTube, and is free. Here is some background.

posted by Brian B. on Mar 21, 2009 - 8 comments

posted by Brian B. on Mar 21, 2009 - 8 comments

The Mechanical Universe...and Beyond is a critically-acclaimed series of 52 thirty-minute videotape programs covering the basic topics of an introductory university physics course. This well produced and highly informative 52 episode series, hosted by David Goodstein of Caltech, is available as Video on Demand (Note: simple registration required to view videos). [more inside]

posted by FuturisticDragon on Feb 6, 2008 - 28 comments

posted by FuturisticDragon on Feb 6, 2008 - 28 comments

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