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The shortest Euclidean distance from a point to a line segment.

This post discusses a vector approach to solving the shortest distance from a point to a line segment.


544 and Level 1

544 is the hypotenuse of Pythagorean triple 256-480-544. Can you find the greatest common factor of those three numbers?

  • 544 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 544 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 17, which can be written 544 = (2^5) x 17…
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#186: Math on Monday (7)

This is in response to abyssbrain’s post quite a while ago, on Fibonacci sequences. Click here to read it, though I have summarized it in my article as well. 6 more words


abyssbrain reblogged this on Mathemagical Site and commented:

Here's another proof of the Fibonacci triples pattern that I've posted last week. Note; Comments are turned off here. Please visit the original post.

Teachers struggle with the New In-word -- "Meta"

As if there wasn’t enough educational jargon we teachers have to try to come to grips with!

But, here we go again!

Yes, it’s the “META” prefix. 357 more words


New Buzzmath activity - Comparing Two Numerical Data Distributions

Can we compare apples and oranges? We certainly can…when we use statistics!

In the activity Comparing Two Numerical Distributions, students compare two populations by looking at the similarities and/or differences between them. 92 more words


I need to tie my (circular) shoelaces!

Let me tell you about one of my favourite area of maths, knot theory.

Yes, knot theory is a real area of mathematics, with books and current on-going research and everything! 542 more words


Direct instruction and the PCAP 2010 (Math Wars, continued)

So based on my last post about Canada’s math wars I had a number of people stop to comment about direct instruction in general, including Robert Craigen who kindly… 722 more words