Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

March 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

We try to read every blog post that goes through Mathblogging.org. For the Weekly Picks, we collect posts in one category from last week to give you an impression of what the mathematical blogosphere has to offer. (Read this for more information on this change.)

Last week, we focused on “Education.

Research, methodology, etc.

Projects, lessons, etc.

  • Delta Scape writes about effective demonstration lessons.
  • Lost in Recursion connected exponents, fractals and the scale of the universe.
  • Math4Love shares a lesson on moving bishops on the torus.
  • Math2.0 reported on the Noon Day Project.

Community

And any day is a good day for On This Day in Math.

Enjoy!

Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

March 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

We try to read every blog post that goes through Mathblogging.org. For the Weekly Picks, we collect posts in one category from last week to give you an impression of what the mathematical blogosphere has to offer. (Read this for more information on this change.)

Last week, we focused on “Applied” blogs.

Research

  • At Xi’an’s Og, Christian Robert reviews a preprint on resampling and GPU parallelism and shares some thoughts after a referee report for one of his own papers comes in.
  • The authors of Math Drudge published a new collection of experimental math papers.
  • Hydrobates, writes about the Einstein-Boltzmann system and a recent paper by Ho Lee and himself.
  • Science in the Sands introduces his new preprint with Aron J. Ahmadia on Runge-Kutta stability regions.

Reviews, Exposition, etc.

Community

Enjoy!

The Weekly Picks are dead, long live the Weekly Picks

March 21, 2012 § 5 Comments

The following promise heads each of our Weekly Picks:

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.

Now that we’re aggregating over 600 feeds, we realize that we will soon be unable to fulfill this promise.  Therefore, we’ve decided to change the Weekly Picks to compensate.

Pathfinder for a complex community

The goal of the Weekly Picks has always been to show off the wealth of the mathematical blogosphere and to offer an accessible  introduction to the various types of mathematical blogs out there.  The key ingredient of the Picks are the great individual pieces we find. But we also include pieces from blogs we just added to the database as well as pieces that maybe aren’t that spectacular, but genuinely different — pieces that experiment with the medium.

In short, we tried to make the Weekly Picks about the community as a whole.

The queen is dead, long live the queen!

With the growth of our database, it’s becoming harder and harder to cover the entire community. There’s just too much great stuff out there every week!

Since we want to keep the original focus of the Weekly Picks — presenting the mathematical blogosphere on all levels — we have to change.

For the next few weeks, we will focus the Weekly Picks on a different category each week.  This will give us the room to present the full spectrum of the community. We realize this means we might be missing some great posts that just happen to appear on a week where we do not cover that category.  But we hope it’s a good way to keep the original spirit of the Weekly Picks alive and kicking.

And, of course, we hope you’ll keep enjoying them!

Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

March 15, 2012 § 1 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.

History, Exposition etc.

Education

  • Random Walks rants about rationalizing denominators.
  • Math Hombre shares student teacher work on calculators in classrooms and required blogging.
  • Musing Mathematically challenged students with a questionless scavenger hunt.

Community

Research

Enjoy!

Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

March 8, 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.

Research

  • Keith Devlin‘s series on mathematical video game design continues with a self-contained post on Benny’s rule and false understanding.

History, Art etc.

Education

  • Emergent Math shares seven sneaky activities to get students to talk mathematically.
  • Delta Scape wonders about confusing students’ conformity with their engagement.

Community

  • The Accidental Mathematician discusses what changes in mathematical publishing might mean for women in mathematics.
  • Felix Breuer argues that mathematicians have to move not just beyond journals, but beyond theorems.

Enjoy!

Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks

March 1, 2012 § 1 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.

Exposition, Art

Education

Community

Research

  • Shtetl-Optimized visits D-Wave and finds more than a roast-beef sandwhich.
  • Freakonometrics explains the importance of visualization in regression analysis.

Enjoy!

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