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On teaching math

June 29, 2009

Arthur Benjamin gives a short (3 minute) TED talk on the problems with how math is taught to high school students in America. He notes that the current curriculum is a sequence beginning with arithmatic and leading to the ultimate goal of calculus. But calculus isn't something most people use once they graduate - how […]

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Don't know much about calculus

May 28, 2009

Another excellent guest column by Steven Strogatz for the NYT Wild Side blog. The post delves into the mathematical beauty of the natural world, using love as a knowingly over-simplified metaphor. Although these examples are whimsical, the equations that arise in them are of the far-reaching kind known as differential equations. They represent the most […]

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