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Chain Rule for Calculus

This post will be about the chain rule. The chain rule was one of those topics that took a bit of time for me to understand when I was a younger math student. 188 more words


Registration for ATMNE Regional Math Conference

Fall Conference

Maine DOE and the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine will welcome math educators from across New England this month for the regional  123 more words

AOS 98

The fascinating world of PSLE Mathematics!

There has been much talk about the latest PSLE mathematics question, a seemingly innocent multiple choice question (MCQ) about the weight of 8 $1 coins. Public opinion has been divided on why such a question was featured, if such a question was actually mathematics and basically the age long argument of fairness when it comes to a 12 year-old taking such a presurrising examination being knocked silly by a ‘trick’ question. 355 more words


James Essinger - Ada's Algorithm.

Ada’s Algorithm – James Essinger (2014, Melville House Publishing, London)

Did the daughter of Romantic poet Lord Byron really “launch the digital age,” as this book from British writer James Essinger claims?  171 more words

Book Review

On the Common

This morning we went for a walk on the common. It was a beautiful day for a walk. We scrambled up hillocks and rolled down them again.  51 more words

Communication And Language

Scholar for Life: Technology and Mathematics

Today! Thursday, October 8, 6:00 PM

Mathematics has typically been a field driven by pure thought, where statements are shown to be true or false by following a sequence of logical steps until a conclusion is reached. 118 more words

Adult Programs

Erdős Discrepancy Problem

Terrence Tao, a mathematician at UCLA, has recently – September 2015 – announced a proof to the Erdos Discrepancy Problem! This 80-year-old problem in number theory was posed by legendary Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdos. 682 more words