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Wild Mass Guessing - Creation

I had a thought the other day inspired by John Crowder.  Now, I want to add a disclaimer here.  Wild Mass Guessing, as explained in… 790 more words


Dear ISIS: Without math there is no future in science

A few days ago I stumbled across this article from Inquisitr: “ISIS Bans Children From Learning Math And Social Studies.” Essentially, the Islamic State is saying that they are willing to sacrifice their children’s future in order to live up to their interpretation of Islam. 243 more words


Why Mastery of Elementary Maths is so important?

  1. Research shows that students who have mastered elementary maths ascend the learning curve faster. They find a place in the ‘high achievers’ band in middle and senior school.
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Desmos - tangents to curve

At the moment I am introducing calculus to my sixth form classes and I wanted to use Desmos to illustrate drawing a tangent to a curve. 194 more words


Some Variants of Kepler's Stella Octangula

The Stella Octangula is also known as the compound of two tetrahedra, which works well because the tetrahedron is self-dual. All of these are also two-part compounds, with varying amounts of similarity to the Stella Octangula. 39 more words