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Posts tagged with 'math' at MetaFilter.Tue, 03 May 2016 11:43:31 -0800Tue, 03 May 2016 11:43:31 -0800en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss60Contact! Let's make contact!
http://www.metafilter.com/159184/Contact%2DLets%2Dmake%2Dcontact
"'Too many children think that scientists are all middle-aged white males in laboratory coats,' Edward Atkins, <em>3-2-1 Contact</em>'s director of content, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1983/10/16/arts/turning-kids-on-to-the-wonders-of-technology-and-science.html" title="NYT | October 16, 1983 | Turning Kids On to the Wonders Of Technology and Science">told</a> <em>The New York Times</em> in 1983." <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/04/ode-to-3-2-1-contact/480546/" title="The Atlantic | April 30, 2016 | '3-2-1 Contact': The Best 1980s PBS Show That Taught Kids About Math, Science, and Technology">The Kids' Show That Taught Me to Ask "Why?"</a>, an ode to <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190169/">3-2-1 Contact</a>. 3-2-1 Contact <a href="https://www.metafilter.com/88584/Contact-is-the-secret-is-the-moment-when-everything-happens-Contact">previously</a>.
<a href="http://noblemania.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-bloodhound-gang-3-2-1-contact-cast.html">Interviews with the cast of 3-2-1 Contact's Bloodhound Gang, circa 2013: part one</a>, <a href="http://noblemania.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-bloodhound-gang-3-2-1-contact-cast_22.html">part two</a>, <a href="http://noblemania.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-bloodhound-gang-3-2-1-contact-cast_23.html">part three</a>, and <a href="http://noblemania.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-bloodhound-gang-3-2-1-contact-cast_24.html">part four</a> | <a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Series/ThreeTwoOneContact">3-2-1 Contact at TVTropes</a> | <a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/26575/late-movies-3-2-1-contact">Episode clips and reminiscing at Mental_Floss</a> | <a href="http://games.datagrind.com/index.php?pageid=10">BASIC code games from 3-2-1 Contact Magazine</a> (see also: <a href="https://archive.org/details/enter-magazine">Enter Magazine</a>) | <a href="http://www.sesameworkshop.org/archive/3-2-1-contact/">Sesame Workshop: Hey, There's Some Science in My Cereal!</a>
Also mentioned in the OP link: <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0191731/">Square One TV</a>.
<a href="http://www.rediscoverthe80s.com/2012/11/forgotten-80s-tv-shows-square-one-tv.html">Rediscover the 80s: Square One TV</a> | <a href="http://www.squareonetv.org/guide/episode.asp">Square One Episode Guide, 1987-1992</a> | <a href="http://www.vox.com/2015/1/21/7862165/mathnet-monday-frankly">9 facts only Mathnet fans will care about</a> | <a href="http://annalsofspacetime.blogspot.com/2012/03/curious-george-conversation-with.html">Curious George: A Conversation with Mathnet's Joe Howard</a> | <a href="http://annalsofspacetime.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-name-is-monday-conversation-with.html">My Name is Monday: A Conversation with Mathnet's Beverly Leech</a> | <a href="http://annalsofspacetime.blogspot.com/2012/04/talking-with-tuesday-conversation-with.html">Talking with Tuesday: A Conversation with Mathnet's Toni Di Buono</a> | <a href="http://www.sesameworkshop.org/archive/square-one-tv/">Sesame Workshop: Keeping Track of All the Angles</a> tag:metafilter.com,2016:site.159184Tue, 03 May 2016 11:43:31 -0800amnesia and magnetsThe New Astrology
http://www.metafilter.com/158710/The%2DNew%2DAstrology
Surveys indicate that economists see their discipline as 'the most scientific of the social sciences'. What is the basis of this collective faith, shared by universities, presidents and billionaires? Shouldn't successful and powerful people be the first to spot the exaggerated worth of a discipline, and the least likely to pay for it? In the hypothetical worlds of rational markets, where much of economic theory is set, perhaps. But real-world history tells a different story, of mathematical models masquerading as science and a public eager to buy them, <a href="https://aeon.co/essays/how-economists-rode-maths-to-become-our-era-s-astrologers">mistaking elegant equations for empirical accuracy</a>. tag:metafilter.com,2016:site.158710Sun, 17 Apr 2016 23:35:20 -0800AlterityA Riddle from 538
http://www.metafilter.com/158147/A%2DRiddle%2Dfrom%2D538
<a href="http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/should-you-pay-250-to-play-this-casino-game/">Should you pay $250 to play this casino game?</a> tag:metafilter.com,2016:site.158147Fri, 25 Mar 2016 07:41:15 -0800boxIs this Prime?
http://www.metafilter.com/157996/Is%2Dthis%2DPrime
The <a href="http://isthisprime.com/game/#"><em>Is this prime?</em></a> game tests you as you sort numbers into prime and non-prime. Click Yes or No or type Y or N on the keyboard. Uses JavaScript. The game ends at the first incorrect guess or when the clock runs out. The time, maximum number, and difficulty can be set by clicking the S at the top left.
Stats of previous games <a href="http://isthisprime.com/game/record.php">here</a>. tag:metafilter.com,2016:site.157996Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:15:29 -0800Clinging to the WreckageNo, really, pi is wrong.
http://www.metafilter.com/157886/No%2Dreally%2Dpi%2Dis%2Dwrong
<a href="http://tauday.com/tau-manifesto">The Tau Manifesto</a> tag:metafilter.com,2016:site.157886Mon, 14 Mar 2016 09:49:17 -0800anotherpanacea"In short, they commuted but didn't associate."
http://www.metafilter.com/157882/In%2Dshort%2Dthey%2Dcommuted%2Dbut%2Ddidnt%2Dassociate
Happy π Day! And do you know what that means? Math puns <a href="https://atkinsbookshelf.wordpress.com/tag/funny-pi-puns/">today</a>! <a href="http://www.calculushumor.com/calculus-humor/math-puns">Every</a> <a href="http://www.dorkly.com/post/73134/math-puns-yall">day</a>! In <a href="http://aperiodical.com/2015/01/the-aperiodicals-best-maths-pun-of-2014-competition-the-results/">competitions</a>, even. Don't like puns? Try other forms of <a href="http://www.math.utah.edu/~cherk/mathjokes.html">math humor</a> (or <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/13-math-jokes-that-every-mathematician-finds-absolutely-hilarious-2013-5">over-explain them to businesspeople</a>)! tag:metafilter.com,2016:site.157882Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:35:56 -0800metaquarryWhat else have we missed about the primes?
http://www.metafilter.com/157880/What%2Delse%2Dhave%2Dwe%2Dmissed%2Dabout%2Dthe%2Dprimes
<a href="https://www.quantamagazine.org/20160313-mathematicians-discover-prime-conspiracy/">Prime numbers, it seems, have decided preferences about the final digits of the primes that immediately follow them.</a> tag:metafilter.com,2016:site.157880Mon, 14 Mar 2016 04:13:49 -0800Proofs and RefutationsConway's Game of Pi
http://www.metafilter.com/157850/Conways%2DGame%2Dof%2DPi
John Horton Conway, known for his Game of Life among <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winning_Ways_for_your_Mathematical_Plays">numerous</a> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway_group">other</a> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monstrous_moonshine">mathematical</a> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_will_theorem">contributions</a>, is <a href="http://blog.pizzahut.com/flavor-news/pizza-hut-partners-with-mathematician-john-h-conway-for-national-pi-day-math-contest/">partnering with Pizza Hut to release three original math problems</a> at 8 AM EDT this coming Pi Day (March 14th), "varying in level of difficulty from high school to Ph.D. level". The first person to respond to each question with the correct answer will win 3.14 years of free pizza. tag:metafilter.com,2016:site.157850Sat, 12 Mar 2016 03:43:43 -0800J.K. SeazerWhen to stop dating and settle down, according to math
http://www.metafilter.com/157496/When%2Dto%2Dstop%2Ddating%2Dand%2Dsettle%2Ddown%2Daccording%2Dto%2Dmath
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimal_stopping">Optimal stopping</a> is a <a href="http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/knowing-when-to-stop">math theory</a> that can be used to solve <a href="http://www.inc.com/larry-kim/this-mathematical-formula-optimizes-success-in-life-love-amp-career.html">real world</a> decision problems. In the <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/12/the_secretary_problem_use_this_algorithm_to_determine_exactly_how_many_people.html">real world</a>, it is often applied to <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/16/when-to-stop-dating-and-settle-down-according-to-math/">help decide</a> when to <a href="http://rs.io/the-secretary-problem-explained-dating/">stop dating</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/krulwich/2014/05/15/312537965/how-to-marry-the-right-girl-a-mathematical-solution">get married</a>. tag:metafilter.com,2016:site.157496Sun, 28 Feb 2016 08:27:19 -0800reenumHow Serious Computer Geeks Count On Their Fingers
http://www.metafilter.com/157242/How%2DSerious%2DComputer%2DGeeks%2DCount%2DOn%2DTheir%2DFingers
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SMmc9gQmHQ">How to count to 1000 on two hands</a> Covers counting on your fingers in binary, a skill far more people should have. Be careful you don't offend anyone when you hit 4, 128 and especially 132. A related <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/150242/3Blue1Brown-Reminding-the-world-that-math-makes-sense">Previously</a> tag:metafilter.com,2016:site.157242Thu, 18 Feb 2016 12:39:09 -0800Michele in California"there are ten enthusiastic seconds in 6 weeks"
http://www.metafilter.com/157127/there%2Dare%2Dten%2Denthusiastic%2Dseconds%2Din%2D6%2Dweeks
<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/45m1zl/whats_the_coolest_mathematical_fact_you_know_of/">What is the coolest mathematical fact you know? (SLReddit)</a> tag:metafilter.com,2016:site.157127Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:24:09 -0800holmesianMore kids more math
http://www.metafilter.com/156961/More%2Dkids%2Dmore%2Dmath
"You wouldn't see it in most classrooms, you wouldn't know it by looking at slumping national test-score averages, but a cadre of American teenagers are reaching world-class heights in math—more of them, more regularly, than ever before." Peg Tyre in <em>The Atlantic</em> covers <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/03/the-math-revolution/426855/">the new wave of deeper, faster, and hopefully broader math education</a>. Featuring:
<a href="http://www.beammath.org/">Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics</a>, a program for low-income students in New York City;
<a href="https://www.imo-official.org/">The International Math Olympiad</a>, which the U.S. team <a href="http://www.maa.org/news/us-team-takes-first-place-at-international-mathematical-olympiad">won last summer</a> for the first time in more than 20 years;
<a href="https://www.mathcircles.org/">Math Circles</a> -- find one near you!
<a href="http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/">Art of Problem Solving</a>, a popular online math forum for math-loving kids;
<a href="http://www.proofschool.org/#we-love-math">Proof School</a>, the brand-new math-emphasis high school in San Francisco;
and too many more to link! tag:metafilter.com,2016:site.156961Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:34:50 -0800escabecheBabylonian (Pre)Calculus!
http://www.metafilter.com/156701/Babylonian%2DPreCalculus
<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/29/science/babylonians-clay-tablets-geometry-astronomy-jupiter.html">Signs of Modern Astronomy Seen in Ancient Babylon</a> - "Scientists have found a small clay tablet with markings indicating that a sort of precalculus technique was used to track Jupiter's motion in the night sky." also btw...
-<a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/28/464447490/track-jupiters-path-like-an-ancient-babylonian">Track Jupiter's Path Like An Ancient Babylonian</a>
-<a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0128/Were-ancient-Babylonian-astronomers-math-whizzes-Check-the-tablets">Ancient Babylonian tablets describe the motion of Jupiter</a>
-<a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/math-whizzes-ancient-babylon-figured-out-forerunner-calculus">Math whizzes of ancient Babylon figured out forerunner of calculus</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/GaryMarcus/status/693131477320650752">via</a>)
-<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/ancient-babylonians-used-early-calculus-to-track-path-of-jupiter-study-finds-a6840146.html">Ancient Babylonians used early calculus to track path of Jupiter</a>, <a href="http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6272/482.full">study finds</a>
more <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylonian_mathematics">Babylonian mathematics</a> :P
<a href="http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/babylon-and-the-square-root-of-2/">Babylon and the Square Root of 2</a> [<a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/117663015413546257905/posts/UGJtj27dRZS">1</a>,<a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/117663015413546257905/posts/M28exrNgUhY">2</a>,<a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/117663015413546257905/posts/baH3euRS9Pf">3</a>]<a href="http://www.metafilter.com/115787/Sure-its-irrational-Just-look#4387486">*</a>
Astroarchaeology/Archaeoastronomy <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/19288/Archaeoastronomy">previously</a>... tag:metafilter.com,2016:site.156701Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:01:20 -0800kliuless"may someday help in a more objective assignment of books..."
http://www.metafilter.com/156677/may%2Dsomeday%2Dhelp%2Din%2Da%2Dmore%2Dobjective%2Dassignment%2Dof%2Dbooks
<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/27/scientists-reveal-multifractal-structure-of-finnegans-wake-james-joyce">Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books. <small>[The Guardian]</small></a> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Joyce">James Joyce</a>'s <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnegans_Wake">Finnegans Wake</a> has been described as many things, from a masterpiece to unreadable nonsense. But it is also, according to scientists at <a href="http://www.ifj.edu.pl/?lang=en">the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Poland</a>, almost indistinguishable in its structure from a purely mathematical <a href="http://imagej.nih.gov/ij/plugins/fraclac/FLHelp/Multifractals.htm">multifractal</a>. <blockquote>"The absolute record in terms of multifractality turned out to be Finnegans Wake by James Joyce. The results of our analysis of this text are virtually indistinguishable from ideal, purely mathematical multifractals," said Professor Stanisław Drożdż, another author of the paper, which has just been published in the computer science journal Information Sciences.
</blockquote> tag:metafilter.com,2016:site.156677Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:29:54 -0800FizzThe emperor was naked, and so is this.
http://www.metafilter.com/155378/The%2Demperor%2Dwas%2Dnaked%2Dand%2Dso%2Dis%2Dthis
<em>"Respected research math is dominated by men of a certain attitude. Even allowing for individual variation, there is still a tendency towards an oppressive atmosphere, which is carefully maintained and even championed by those who find it conducive to success."</em> Recent Princeton graduate Piper Harron's PhD thesis isn't written for these men. It is very cool number theory, and <a href="http://www.theliberatedmathematician.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/PiperThesisPostPrint.pdf">it is art.</a> tag:metafilter.com,2015:site.155378Tue, 08 Dec 2015 21:24:32 -0800bergamot and vetiverNo cutesy adversaries
http://www.metafilter.com/155293/No%2Dcutesy%2Dadversaries
<em>"I think the post-war turn towards social responsibility in science and engineering was less a turn than a sideways glance. .. If researchers like us were actually supposed to know or care about this stuff in any operationally significant way, well, I think we didn't get the memo. <a href="http://web.cs.ucdavis.edu/~rogaway/papers/moral-fn.pdf">So let me retransmit it.</a>"</em>
- <a href="http://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/rogaway/">Phillip Rogaway</a>. <a href="http://web.cs.ucdavis.edu/~rogaway/papers/moral-fn.pdf">The Moral Character of Cryptographic Work</a>. There is a variant of this talk given at UC San Diago on you <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGEEJ44tkKs">youtube</a> and <a href="http://cseweb.ucsd.edu/csevideo/Phillip.Rogaway.mp4">their site</a>, but his ASIACRYPT talk itself has not yet appeared online. tag:metafilter.com,2015:site.155293Sun, 06 Dec 2015 06:56:06 -0800jeffburdgesInternet quizzes are to Metafilter as...
http://www.metafilter.com/155280/Internet%2Dquizzes%2Dare%2Dto%2DMetafilter%2Das
<a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/12/05/are-you-smarter-than-an-8th-grader.html">Are you smarter than an 8th grader?</a> tag:metafilter.com,2015:site.155280Sat, 05 Dec 2015 13:18:30 -0800jacquilynneStatistical heaping, 20 yards, first down
http://www.metafilter.com/154440/Statistical%2Dheaping%2D20%2Dyards%2Dfirst%2Ddown
What I've got: A spreadsheet containing every single play run in the NFL from 2000-2014 (500,000 in all)<br><br>
What I'm going to do with it: <a href="https://gutterstats.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/are-nfl-officials-biased-with-their-ball-placement/">Show that the referees subconsciously change the outcome of a play based on where the painted lines are on a field, and subsequently show that it doesn't matter</a>. tag:metafilter.com,2015:site.154440Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:53:54 -0800swiftWhere are all the women? The math said there would be more women!
http://www.metafilter.com/154028/Where%2Dare%2Dall%2Dthe%2Dwomen%2DThe%2Dmath%2Dsaid%2Dthere%2Dwould%2Dbe%2Dmore%2Dwomen
<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/10/the-odds-that-a-panel-would-randomly-be-all-men-are-astronomical/411505/">One mathematician's formula suggests that all-male lineups don't "just happen," despite what conference organizers might claim.</a> "...in any conference with over 10 speakers, say, it would be extremely rare to have no female speakers at all—less than 5 percent chance, depending on one's assumption about the percentage of women in mathematics as a whole." tag:metafilter.com,2015:site.154028Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:08:27 -0800sharp pointy objectsCan an iPad run Drug Wars? Oh... it can?
http://www.metafilter.com/153935/Can%2Dan%2DiPad%2Drun%2DDrug%2DWars%2DOh%2Dit%2Dcan
<a href="http://mic.com/articles/125829/your-old-texas-instruments-graphing-calculator-still-costs-a-fortune-heres-why">The TI-83 graphic calculator is still a standby for mathematics education in America. This Mic.com article looks at some of the causes and effects of that fact.</a> The article mentions <a href="https://www.desmos.com/calculator">Desmos</a>, which is seen as a free, online alternative to the TI-83 for graphing, calculation and analysis. <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/08/what-your-old-graphing-calculator-says-about-technology/244028/">This Atlantic article covers some of the same ground, indicating why other technology has changed so much, but the TI-83 retains its stranglehold on the market (hint: effective messaging by TI and a reluctance to change in standardized testing protocols).</a> Regardless, the machine still maintains a number of <a href="http://www.ticalc.org/">fans</a> and of course <a href="http://tiwizard.com/games-for-ti-83-plus-and-ti-84-plus/">games programmed in BASIC are still a staple.</a> tag:metafilter.com,2015:site.153935Sun, 18 Oct 2015 09:38:21 -0800codacorollaThe likelihood that there's interesting or important math is pretty high
http://www.metafilter.com/153893/The%2Dlikelihood%2Dthat%2Dtheres%2Dinteresting%2Dor%2Dimportant%2Dmath%2Dis%2Dpretty%2Dhigh
<a href="http://www.nature.com/news/the-biggest-mystery-in-mathematics-shinichi-mochizuki-and-the-impenetrable-proof-1.18509">Shinichi Mochizuki and the impenetrable proof</a> - "Fesenko has studied Mochizuki's work in detail over the past year, visited him at RIMS again in the autumn of 2014 and says that he has now verified the proof. (The other three mathematicians who say they have corroborated it have also spent considerable time working alongside Mochizuki in Japan.) The overarching theme of inter-universal geometry, as Fesenko describes it, is that one must look at whole numbers in a different light — leaving addition aside and seeing the multiplication structure as something malleable and deformable. Standard multiplication would then be just one particular case of a family of structures, just as a circle is a special case of an ellipse." (<a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26753-mathematicians-anger-over-his-unread-500-page-proof/">previously</a>: <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/119847/Mathematics-world-abuzz-with-a-proof-of-the-ABC-Conjecture">1</a>,<a href="http://www.metafilter.com/127954/Proof-and-Community-Standards">2</a>; <a href="https://twitter.com/Noahpinion/status/652145064043347968">via</a>) <blockquote>"Looking at it, you feel a bit like you might be reading a paper from the future, or from outer space," [<a href="http://www.metafilter.com/user/21049">mefi's own</a>] number theorist Jordan Ellenberg, of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, wrote <a href="https://quomodocumque.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/mochizuki-on-abc/">on his blog</a> a few days after the paper appeared.</blockquote>
also btw...
-<a href="http://www.nature.com/news/maths-whizz-solves-a-master-s-riddle-1.18441">UCLA mathematician Terence Tao has produced a solution to the Erdős discrepancy problem</a> [<a href="http://arxiv.org/abs/1509.05363">1</a>,<a href="https://terrytao.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/the-erdos-discrepancy-problem-via-the-elliott-conjecture/">2</a>,<a href="https://plus.google.com/+DavidRoberts/posts/edR1nqyTGxX">3</a>]
-<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFDM1ip5HdU">What does it feel like to invent math</a>?<a href="http://www.metafilter.com/135502/An-infinite-number-of-mathematicians-walk-into-a-bar#5366342">*</a> tag:metafilter.com,2015:site.153893Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:34:05 -0800kliulessBlowing the Whistle on the UC Berkeley Mathematics Department
http://www.metafilter.com/153754/Blowing%2Dthe%2DWhistle%2Don%2Dthe%2DUC%2DBerkeley%2DMathematics%2DDepartment
<i>Given the success I am having with students, one might think that the Mathematics Department leadership would be expressing curiosity about how I am achieving that success. Instead, Craig Evans in early 2014 asked me "If you had a job at McDonalds and came along with all these new ideas, how long do you think you'd carry on working there?" <a href="http://alexandercoward.com/BlowingTheWhistleOnUCBerkeleyMathematics.html"> The fact that the now Interim Chair of the UC Berkeley Mathematics Department should compare undergraduate education to fast food reveals everything you need to know about how students are regarded by the leading clique of men at the helm of the Mathematics Department of the number one public university in the world.</a></i> In 2013, Professor Coward also wrote <a href="http://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/just-in/2014-09-02/cal-lecturers-email-students-goes-viral-why-i-am-not">an e-mail to his students that went viral, wherein he discussed the value of their education, and why he chose not participate in the upcoming graduate student instructor (GSI) strike</a>. tag:metafilter.com,2015:site.153754Sun, 11 Oct 2015 21:30:19 -0800un petit cadeauLearning common core math with a check written by an upset father
http://www.metafilter.com/153278/Learning%2Dcommon%2Dcore%2Dmath%2Dwith%2Da%2Dcheck%2Dwritten%2Dby%2Dan%2Dupset%2Dfather
When the father of a second grader got annoyed by <a href="http://www.corestandards.org/Math/">common core math</a> tools (namely, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6RaMGDPfJg">ten frame cards</a>), his annoyance went viral when <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/morganshanahan/this-dad-wrote-a-check-to-his-kids-school-in-common-core-mat">he wrote a check to his student's school using common core numbers</a>. Then <a href="http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/09/21/the-dad-who-wrote-a-check-using-common-core-math-doesnt-know-what-hes-talking-about/">the Friendly Athiest on Patheos used that check to teach how common core math works</a> at the second grade level. tag:metafilter.com,2015:site.153278Wed, 23 Sep 2015 19:24:49 -0800filthy light thiefFun math for kids
http://www.metafilter.com/153162/Fun%2Dmath%2Dfor%2Dkids
<a href="https://liorpachter.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/unsolved-problems-with-the-common-core/">Unsolved problems with the common core.</a> Computational biologist (and <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/136576/Network-Nonsense">occasional curmudgeon</a>) Lior Pachter pairs <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unsolved_problems_in_mathematics">unsolved problems in mathematics</a> to <a href="http://www.corestandards.org/">common core</a> math standards. tag:metafilter.com,2015:site.153162Sun, 20 Sep 2015 13:39:04 -0800quaking fajitaSteve Martin and Robin Williams Riffing on Mathematics
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In 2002, Steve Martin sat down for a Q&A about his writing and his interest in mathematics. His friend Robin Williams was on hand to help out. Please pardon the video quality. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHW45zw23gU">Part 1</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wACvhOhHGtU">Part 2</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai22mQ0zgPo">Part 3</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3xtxE7sw30">Part 4</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jka1yA5O_eU">Part 5</a> tag:metafilter.com,2015:site.153158Sun, 20 Sep 2015 04:04:53 -0800Optamystic