Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

February 15, 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.

Community

  • mathbabe takes a look at a recent study on math, gender & stereotype threat.
  • Tim Gowers et al released a formal statement on thecostofknowledge.com signed by 34 internationally renowned researchers.

Research

  • At Computational Complexity, Bill Gasarch announces that the 17×17 problem has been solved, meaning he’ll pay the promised $289; bit-player visualized and discusses the solution.
  • Nuit Blanche does exemplary pre/post publication peer review.

Exposition

Education

  • dy/dan kicks off a huge discussion on how useful computers can be in math education, and how they change it.
  • Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere asks how others are planning their classes, and gets lots of answers.
  • Delta Scape ponders about the fact that engaging lessons might be fun, but most of the time let us miss the point.

Enjoy!

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