Category Archives: math

An Odd Day…

I spent a couple of hours in the living room reading Ulysses, waiting for anyone to show up for the Open House. Just a couple of realtor friends of our realtor. It was good to be forced to sit and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the PBS Documentary “Growing Up Online”

From my Scribd account and one of my teacher certification classes

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Lesson Plan on Vertex, Maxima, Mimina for Quadratic Functions

For and algebra I class, from my Scribd post.

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Unit Plan for Quadratic Equations – From Scribd

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What Would The Consequences Be?

Over at Thoughtful Ideas Alvin Rabushhka posts this quote from Confucius’ Analects: “I do not instruct the uninterested; I do not help those who fail to try. If I mention one corner of a subject and the pupil does not … Continue reading

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EE-gor or EYE-gor?

I knew the name Malcolm Gladwell, and that his writings on IQ, heredity, and statistics were held in low regard by people who work in those areas. Then I read this review by Steven Pinker of Gladwell’s latest book: What … Continue reading

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Cantor, Boltzmann, Godel, Turing

Here is an interesting and annoying BBC documentary on Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Godel, and Alan Turing. The explanations are well-done and not the usual ones one sees for this stuff. The gratuitous Jesus-bashing and worries about “will we … Continue reading

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