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Math as Poetry

Little victories are sometimes the most rewarding.

 Mathematics is, I believe, the chief source of the belief in eternal and exact truth, as well as in a super-sensible intelligible world.

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Musings

Preschool Math-Zorbit’s Math Adventure

Preschool math is tricky.  I was dubious to give G a math app at 3, but he really loved it and took away some new skills.   11 more words

Culture

Annandag påsk

Började dagen med god frukost och matematikskämt = en bra början!

Why We Must "STEM" the Glass Ceiling

One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. -Barack Obama, February 2013…

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Inspiration & Positive Change

"Girl Power!"

“Girl power!” (Students are studying Algebra with Mr. Bishara.)

Tutoring

How would you do the division?

I was recently reading the comments section of an advice column (linked from this bad advice) and read this:

I figured this out after doing an activity in a personality styles class where I got people into groups of 10 and handed out a bag with 8 mini candy bars.

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http://haskell.cs.yale.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/cs.pdf

pg 11 has information on the Y combinator. Wikipedia has a better explanation of the proof. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fixed-point_combinator#Fixed_point_combinators_in_lambda_calculus

Now I understand the proof, but I’m still confused on how it “simulates” recursion.