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This is what you get when you cross a histogram and piano keys to show note distribution of songs. It's …Tags: distribution, histogram, music, piano...
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We teach mathematics in English in my country, so we are not familiar about math terms in our own language. Honestly, I didn’t know that these terms even exist. So, I want to share it with fellow Filipino teachers and math enthusiasts. You might also want to check more math terms in Tagalog. Enjoy! Tagalog […]Math and Multimedia - School math, multimedia, and technology tutorials....
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Besides family values, that is? Both these politicians seem to have a problem with the National Weather Service: The Senator: Santorum also accused the weather service’s National Hurricane Center of flubbing its forecasts for Hurricane Katrina’s initial landfall in Florida, despite the days of all-too-prescient warnings the agency had given that the storm would subsequently […] T...
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. . . and Kaiser Fung is unhappy. In a post entitled, “Princeton’s loss of nerve,” Kaiser writes: This development is highly regrettable, and a failure of leadership. (The new policy leaves it to individual departments to do whatever they want.) The recent Alumni publication has two articles about this topic, one penned by President […] The post Princeton Abandons Grade Def...
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There is now a I can be an engineer Barbie. That sounds good! It's not. Imagine how this could be turned around and made sexist. What you are imagining might not be as bad as the reality. Depends on your imagination. Guest Blogger Brittany Terese Fasy explains: Remember the controversy over the Barbie doll that said"Math class is tough!"?  Well, Barbie strikes again. If you haven't heard abo...
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Color exists on a continuous spectrum, but we bin them with names and descriptions that reflect perception and sometimes culture. …Tags: color, language, Wikipedia...
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Mona Chalabi and Andrew Flowers figure out the most common name in America, using some data by Lee Hartman to correct for the fact that first name and last name are not independent, but tend to cluster based on ethnicity. … Continue reading →...
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Tweeting has its virtues, I’m sure. But over and over I’m seeing these blog vs. twitter battles where the blogger wins. It goes like this: blogger gives tons and tons of evidence, tweeter responds with a content-free dismissal. The most recent example (as of this posting; remember we’re on an approx 2-month delay here; yes, […] The post Blogs > Twitter appeared first on Sta...
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This Sunday's Reflection:"Mathematics is a living and growing organism; within it are intricate and delicate structures of strong aesthetic appeal.  It offers opportunities for surprise as unexpected vistas open the mind to new lines of thought..."Mathematics was created by all manner of people. There were religious bigots and atheists, political reactionaries and wild revolutionaries, snobs ...
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Last Friday morning (the 14th) it was unseasonably cold in Atlanta. On the way to work I noticed my car’s display giving the following temperature readings: 28, 30, 32, 34, 36 – all in Fahrenheit. It somehow knew to avoid … Continue reading →...
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