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Is your elementary school youngster struggling with math? Are they a visual person? Would math games and videos help them learn? Enter Math Playground
, to assist with problem solving and real world math. Try the enticing logic game Sugar, Sugar
or beef up your math word problem
skills. There are plenty of games
to help educate while entertaining.
posted by netbros
on Sep 4, 2012 -
What becomes of your yoga when you are forbidden to do asana?
"My chiropractor gave me the ultimate prescription: no asana. Since my practice inspires my teaching, I cut back on my teaching as well, only offering one super gentle community class and working with a few private students. (...) I’ve been in a place of inquiry: What is my practice? What does asana mean to me? What is yoga?"
posted by amusem
on Jul 12, 2011 -
Games industry news site Gamasutra
regularly posts "postmortems
," features by game developers talking about what went right and what went wrong during the development of a game. They are remarkably candid and offer a close look at how the games were made, and often focus on awesome obscure and/or independent games
. Some of the best: Dejobaan Games' AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! -- A Reckless Disregard for Gravity
, Erik Svedäng's Blueberry Garden
, ACE Team's Zeno Clash
, Square Enix's The World Ends With You
, Quantic Dream's Indigo Prophecy
, and Defense of the Ancients
. The one for Deadly Premonition (previously
) is unfortunately not available for free online, but there are highlights
and an interview
. Also great: Where Realtime Worlds went wrong
, a series of blog posts about the problems surrounding the currently-flopping MMO APB
. [more inside]
posted by The Devil Tesla
on Sep 24, 2010 -
'The Poincare Conjecture' Solved?
"Dr Grigori Perelman, of the Steklov Institute of Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, claims to have proved the Poincare Conjecture, one of the most famous problems in mathematics. The Poincare Conjecture, an idea about three-dimensional objects, has haunted mathematicians for nearly a century. If it has been solved, the consequences will reverberate throughout geometry and physics."
Also of note is that Perelman's solution is only a benign side effect of his efforts toward defining all three-dimensional surfaces mathematically, which if successful would allow humanity to "produce a catalogue of all possible three-dimensional shapes in the Universe, meaning that [mankind] could ultimately describe the actual shape of the cosmos itself."
posted by eyebeam
on May 8, 2003 -
The Poincaré Conjecture
: If we stretch a rubber band around the surface of an apple, then we can shrink it down to a point by moving it slowly, without tearing it and without allowing it to leave the surface. On the other hand, if we imagine that the same rubber band has somehow been stretched in the appropriate direction around a doughnut, then there is no way of shrinking it to a point without breaking either the rubber band or the doughnut. We say the the surface of the apple is ‘simply connected,’ but that the surface of the doughnut is not. Poincaré, almost a hundred years ago, knew that a two dimensional sphere is essentially characterized by this property of simple connectivity, and asked the corresponding question for the three dimensional sphere (the set of points in four dimensional space at unit distance from the origin). This question turned out be be extraordinarily difficult, and mathematicians have been struggling with it ever since.
...but if you can prove it, [or any of six other 'millenium prize problems
'] the clay mathematics institute
wants to line your pockets with $1M
posted by palegirl
on May 24, 2000 -