Free At Last
If you want to see someone really committed to freedom in education, check out Free At Last: The Sudbury Valley School, which you can read online at the link, [...]
Big news on P vs NP?
Perhaps you’ve heard of the Millenium Problems, the seven $1,000,000 prize math problems. They’re pretty hard. In fact, I kind of assumed we’d see one [...]
There’s no sport in blowing minds anymore
You can use math to blow people’s mind so easily and so casually that it almost feels unfair. I had the pleasure of doing so tonight at a volunteer [...]
No tricks. No formulas. You’re just a human being, looking at one of the simplest and most fundamental shapes there is, just like your ancestors once did before anyone had any idea about formulas. What do you do?
Link: Forest Fires This is a cute java applet that illustrates a mathematical phenomenon known as percolation, which has a lot of applications in the real [...]
Problems on the Board II: Simplify!
I asked a pair of girls (age 8 and 9) I tutor to ask questions about the chessboard, and got another really great lesson out of it, this one highlighting the [...]