Why am I so bad at math? You're not, you're just looking at it wrong. — Quartz. What does mathematics look like to you?
Do you see a wondrous landscape filled with connected ideas, or a sprawling mess of symbols? The distinction matters a great deal, because your mathematical worldview is inextricably tied to your success in the subject. We are all familiar with the multiplication grid, a centerpiece of classrooms and home studies the world over: You cannot fault this image for accuracy. Seeing Theory. Seeing Theory is a project designed and created by Daniel Kunin with support from Brown University's Royce Fellowship Program.
The goal of the project is to make statistics more accessible to a wider range of students through interactive visualizations. Statistics is quickly becoming the most important and multi-disciplinary field of mathematics. According to the American Statistical Association, "statistician" is one of the top ten fastest-growing occupations and statistics is one of the fastest-growing bachelor degrees. Statistical literacy is essential to our data driven society. Yet, for all the increased importance and demand for statistical competence, the pedagogical approaches in statistics have barely changed. JUMP Math, a teaching method that's proving there's no such thing as a bad math student — Quartz.
Math is a notoriously hard subject for many kids and adults.
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We know what biology is about; it’s about living things. Or more exactly, the living aspects of living things – the motion of a cat thrown out of a window is a matter for physics, but its physiology is a topic for biology. 21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts. “Let's face it; by and large math is not easy, but that's what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding.”
Danica McKellar As we usher in the start of a new school year, it’s time to hit the ground running in your classes! Math can be pretty tough, but since it is the language in which scientists interpret the Universe, there’s really no getting around learning it.
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Its beauty lies in its logical development of geometry and other branches of mathematics. It has influenced all branches of science but none so much as mathematics and the exact sciences. The Elements have been studied 24 centuries in many languages starting, of course, in the original Greek, then in Arabic, Latin, and many modern languages. I'm creating this version of Euclid's Elements for a couple of reasons. ANCIENT GREEK GEOMETRY. The Geometry Junkyard. The Berlin Numeracy Test > Try It. Zipf, Power-law, Pareto - a ranking tutorial. Lada A.
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The physicist Freeman Dyson and the computer scientist William Press, both highly accomplished in their fields, had found a new solution to a famous, decades-old game theory scenario called the prisoner’s dilemma, in which players must decide whether to cheat or cooperate with a partner. The prisoner’s dilemma has long been used to help explain how cooperation might endure in nature.
After all, natural selection is ruled by the survival of the fittest, so one might expect that selfish strategies benefiting the individual would be most likely to persist. But careful study of the prisoner’s dilemma revealed that organisms could act entirely in their own self-interest and still create a cooperative community. Discrete Mathematics for Dummies. Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus. Fractal Geometry. Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant [1 of 3] Beauty of mathematics. Another Look at Prime Numbers. Primes are numeric celebrities: they're used in movies, security codes, puzzles, and are even the subject of forlorn looks from university professors.
But mathematicians delight in finding the first 20 billion primes, rather than giving simple examples of why primes are useful and how they relate to what we know. Somebody else can discover the "largest prime" -- today let's share intuitive insights about why primes rock: Primes are building blocks of all numbers. And just like in chemistry, knowing the chemical structure of a material helps understand and predict its properties.Primes have special properties like being difficult to determine (yes, even being difficult can be a positive trait).
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The fast Fourier transform, one of the most important algorithms of the 20th century, revolutionized signal processing. The algorithm allowed computers to quickly perform Fourier transforms — fundamental operations that separate signals into their individual frequencies — leading to developments in audio and video engineering and digital data compression. But ever since its development in the 1960s, computer scientists have been searching for an algorithm to better it. Last year MIT researchers Piotr Indyk and Dina Katabi did just that, unveiling an algorithm that in some circumstances can perform Fourier transforms hundreds of times more quickly than the fast Fourier transform (FFT).
Close to theoretical minimum The Fourier transform is a fundamental mathematical notion that allows signals to be broken down into their component parts. Original Release: Braess’ Paradox – or Why improving something can make it worse. On Earth Day in 1990 they closed New York’s 42nd Street for the parade and in 1999 one of the three main traffic tunnels in South Korea’s capital city was shut down for maintenance. Bizarrely, despite both routes being heavily used for traffic, the result was not the predicted chaos and jams, instead the traffic flows improved in both cases.
Inspired by their experience, Seoul’s city planners subsequently demolished a motorway leading into the heart of the city and experienced exactly the same strange result, with the added benefit of creating a 5-mile long, 1,000 acre park for the local inhabitants. It is counter-intuitive that you can improve commuters’ travel times by reducing route options: after all planners normally want to improve things by adding routes.