Archive for July, 2006

Man so thoughtlessly destroyed

This is an interesting quote from Theodore Roosevelt, US president from 1901 to 1909. We of an older generation can get along with what we have, though with growing hardship; but in your full manhood and womanhood you will want what nature once so bountifully supplied and man so thoughtlessly destroyed; and because of that […]

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What - the students decide what to learn?

In the Shenandoah Valley in the US, a new school is being set up: Shenandoah Valley Community School. Based on the Sudbury model (which I wrote about earlier in Flower children or the real deal?), Shenandoah Valley Community School will be a "free range" school, where students decide what, when and where to learn. I […]

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Math learning via a virtual world

This is an interesting article from Purdue University Virtual Reality World Teaches Deaf Children Math Skills. They are using virtual reality to teach math to deaf chidren. This is so true: "Environments are more stimulating when students are able to interact with the subject and travel through the scenes," said Adamo-Villani, assistant professor of computer […]

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The BBC’s take on Heymath

On 25th July I had a surge of visitors to my posts on Heymath (Friedman & HeyMath - but how do you get in? and Heymath Update - I'm in. I was intrigued why there was a surge and now I know. On the 24th July, BBC ran an article How maths can be great […]

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Review of free HTML editors

In the comparison review below: PageBreeze Front Page Express PSPad Nvu Before using any of these editors, check them carefully for viruses and spyware. PageBreeze HTML Editor The free version of PageBreeze HTML Editor is a simple WYSIWYG editor. It has the usual icons for bold, italic, underline, numbered lists, bullet lists and so on. […]

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Black Ice

This is an excellent plausible and scary thriller about how to shut down the US, without firing a shot.

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Collapse

This is a manual on how to end your own civilisation - by ruining the environment.

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Producing mathematics for the Web

I recently got an enquiry from a mathematics teacher who likes my Interactive Mathematics site. He asked: May I know what webpage software are you using? A technical history of "Interactive Mathematics" I first started to create Interactive Mathematics soon after I arrived in Singapore in 1997. I wanted it to be interactive so that […]

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Should we teach gambling in math classes?

There is a moral dilemma when it comes to teaching probability. Are we in danger of promoting gambling? Should we worry about it?

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IE7 Beta 3 - Give me a break

I just wasted a night trying to install that IE7 Beta 3 rubbish on my home PC. I want to tweak my sites so they work okay in this CSS non-compliant browser. I got: Internet Explorer 7 could not be installed. You must restart your system to confirm that any changes to your system are […]

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