Archive for December, 2006

Which websites are most popular in Singapore?

31 December 2006

You get an interesting insight into what people do on the Web by the Alexa “Top Sites” feature.

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Phase shift or phase angle?

30 December 2006

In trigonometric graphs, is phase angle the same as phase shift? A reader challenges my statement.

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Without math skills, who gets the best deal?

27 December 2006

Post-Christmas shoppers won’t know if they have a bargain or not, because their numeracy skills are lacking.

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Three trees to offset my carbon output

23 December 2006

What is your carbon footprint? What are you personally doing about pollution reduction?

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Free desktop scientific calculator from Yahoo!

23 December 2006

The CalcMatic calculator is a nice freebie from Yahoo!

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Stumbling blocks in math – the way it is written and explained

17 December 2006

What does integral exponent in math really mean? A student sparks some revisions.

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Why the surge of interest in “integral exponents” from the Phillipines?

17 December 2006

There was a spike for the term “integral exponents” leading a large number of visitors from the Philippines to the Interactive Mathematics site.

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The true cost of the 12 days of Christmas

16 December 2006

There is an index that tracks the total cost of the items in the song “12 Days of Christmas.”

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The IntMath Newsletter – Dec 2006

15 December 2006

In this newsletter:
1. Christmas, Hari Raya and New Year
2. This month’s math tips
3. Bouquets on Interactive Mathematics
4. Latest from the math blog

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Mathematical Moments – a great resource

13 December 2006

The American Mathematical Society has produced an interesting set of posters that depict the many uses of mathematics.

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