Archive for December, 2007

George Lucas gives his views on education

George Lucas gives some sound suggestions for education in the 21st century.

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The most popular squareCircleZ math blog post in 2007

A nostalgic look over 2007 at squareCircleZ.

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Digital natives - almost

Even teachers find difficulty listening to talks, and will use their laptops as a welcome distraction. There are lessons in this for education.

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Friday math movie - Trigonometric Graphs

Here's a light-hearted introduction to the concepts of trigonometric graphs.

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The Crazy Makers

The Crazy Makers explores the dietary reasons why students perform below potential at school and why the rate of emotional crises is increasing.

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Christmas costs and the true meaning

Some thoughts on Christmas 2007, including what we really should spend our money on.

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Facebook, Dunbar’s Number and current killer apps

Dunbar's Number is a theoretical best size for meaningful communities. There are interesting implications for social networking sites like Facebook and also for online education.

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Ellipses and crowd safety at the Hajj

Crowd control engineers suggested to the Saudi authorities that ellipse-shaped walls surrounding the 3 stoning pillars would make the annual Hajj more safe.

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The evolution debate in the US continues

The Americans continue to debate a non-issue. Meanwhile, education standards continue to slip.

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The IntMath Newsletter - Dec 2007

In this Newsletter:

1. Sine and Cosine Graphs - and why they matter
2. Solution to last month's puzzle
3. New in Interactive Mathematics - more interactives
4. Poll Results - math software
5. New Years' Math
6. Latest from the math blog

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