Weekly Picks

October 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

We try to read every blog post that goes through Mathblogging.org. For the Weekly Picks, we collect posts from last week that give you an impression of what the mathematical blogosphere has to offer.

On the educator side of blogging, Angles of Reflection asked if proofs should be taught in school (and followed it up), dan/dy explained why it’s wrong to pretend that kids will later love the math they hate now (and how to do it better), Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere wrote about the pains of changing teaching style and misscalcu8 helped her students by being silent.

On the research side of blogging, Area 777 thought about a Borsuk-Ulam Theorem for simplexes, Gaussianos had a guest post by Carlos Betran about his recent solution to problem 17 from Smale’s List (translation), #angs@t / angs+ helped you understand schemes (check out neverendingbooks to get an overview of the project) and Michael Trick’s OR Blog wrote about benchmark libraries for OR.

On the research community side of blogging, SymOmega suggested Invited Non-Speakers,  A CS Professor wondered about conference innovation at ITCS, Peter Cameron’s Blog shared some insights into the EPSRC’s history and mathbabe posted the notes from her MIT talk on math in business.

On the general audience side of blogging, Dan’s Geometrical Curiosities explained an astonishing slinky video,  Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks had a magic heart, Spiked Math had ~10 signs that you’re a mathematician, CTK Insights studied curved dissections and, finally, Azimuth is a little late to the party of  Jonah Lehrer’s “Decline Effect” article but makes up for it with a great piece.

A shout out to the 43rd Math Teachers at Play Carnival.

Enjoy!

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