Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

January 25, 2012 § 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.

{A few more posts than usual since we didn’t post last week.}

Community

Art, Essays etc.

Education

  • Angles of Reflection takes on the big one: grades.
  • Piece of Mind introduces Small Number and the efforts to communicate mathematics better to First Nation students.
  • Diary of a maths teacher discusses why society needs to change how it views math and why we should dare to bring (true) math into the classroom
  • Republic of Math shares nice example for (true) mathematics that can be done in the classroom.
  • dy/dan shares a transcript of a panel discussion with Keith Devlin, Karim Ani and Dan Meyer himself.
  • Musing Mathematically coins the term “atomic skills”, important for understanding, but are uninteresting on their own
  • Il piccolo Friedrich shares a personal story of becoming a teacher and a great example of how to present difficult material in the classroom (translation).

Research

Shorts

Enjoy!

Mathblogging.org at Science Online 2012

January 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Since the weekly picks are behind schedule (wikipedia blacked out somehow and we had to work on our homework problems without cheating ;) ), here’s some unrelated news.

This afternoon, I will be representing mathblogging.org at ScienceOnline2012, dubbed the South By Southwest of science blogging. It’s been a fantastic un-conference so far, exceeding my wildest expectations.

I will be presenting a small tech demo and, if technology won’t abandon me, I will be showing off a rough draft of our complete redesign of mathblogging.org. Be sure to check the twitter feed for #scio12. Hopefully, this will help scientists and science communicators to find all the amazing work the mathematical blogging community is doing already.

Joining the protest against SOPA

January 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

We are supporting the strike against SOPA and PIPA both on the blog and on mathblogging.org.

Mathblogging.org relies exclusively on the great community of mathematical bloggers, a community that is driven by user-generated content. But much more is at stake, so please follow the links on the ribbon to learn more

Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

January 12, 2012 § 2 Comments

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.

{A few more posts than usual since we couldn’t post last week.}

Community

Art, Essays etc.

Education

  • Angrymath offers a neat example for how to bring statistics into the classroom.
  • Musing Mathematically makes a case for teachers to not just teach, but DO math too.
  • Math Hombre observes how modern technology can (and does) change us and the younger generations.
  • Popinga shares a beautiful exposition on self-reference, tautologies and contradictions (translation).

Research

Shorts

  • Two youtube heavyweights, one mission: Vi Hart joins forces with Khan Academy.
  • Gaussianos reports that the Spanish Institute of Mathematics has been founded (translation).

Enjoy!

No Weekly Picks this week

January 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

This week was just too busy with most of us hanging out at the Joint Meetings. We’ll return next week. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

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