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HackDartmouth 2015

This interesting email came in today and I’d like to encourage any undergrad to attend!

On April 11-12 (the second weekend of spring term), Dartmouth will be hosting its inaugural student-run hackathon!

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Decomposed Dad

This was found on Twitter with the question: if you have 17 goats and 8 leave how many are left? 17-8=9 but my son was told 17-7-1 is the equation. 272 more words


Homer Simpson predicted mass of Higgs boson particle 14 years before it was discovered at Large Hadron Collider, says science writer Simon Singh

Telegraph: Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs boson in a 1998 episode of The Simpsons, according to a science writer.

In The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace episode, Homer is shown in front of a blackboard working on an equation. 46 more words


You Khan Do It! 800,000 points.

I maybe late to the videogame casting biz, but I think my first submission will send shockwaves throughout the industry. I had the idea to do Khan Academy version for a long time. 138 more words


Kindergarten + Math = Wow...Part 2

When my school became an AMSTI (Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative) school, I began to make many changes to my math instruction and my philosophy about teaching in general. 1,608 more words


What is geometric group theory?

I’m sitting in my bathrobe on the couch eating a bowl of chicken soup while husband watches baby, which is all to say that I apologize if this fever-tinged post makes less sense/is less factual than my usual math posts. 823 more words