andrewducker + maths   50

Malawi app teaches UK pupils 18 months of maths in six weeks
I've been saying this for decades - most education is _awfully_
done. Learning at your own speed until you completely understand
concepts is clearly better.
education  maths 
september 2014 by andrewducker
If the writers of computer programming books wrote arithmetic textbooks
I have seen so many coding books which use examples that are
whole, useful programs to illustrate things, rather than tiny snippets
that a beginner can actually understand.
maths  coding  education  funny  EpicFail 
june 2012 by andrewducker
Boy, 8, sets A-level maths record
"I revised three to five hours on a weekend and one to three hours during the week."
His ambition is to work in the City as an actuary specialising in pensions and insurance.
Can we not sue the parents for child abuse?
development  children  maths 
march 2009 by andrewducker
Demystifying the Natural Logarithm (ln)
This, and the previous article (about e) finally explained a couple of things that school totally failed to. Bastards.
education  mathematics  maths  tutorial  e  ln  logarithm 
march 2009 by andrewducker
Counting Infinity
If you've ever wondered about how you can count infinity then this will walk you through it - very simple and requires pretty much no maths.
maths  numbers  infinity 
january 2009 by andrewducker
Mathematicians set Chinese test
A comparison of the level of mathematics expected from British and Chinese university applicants
education  mathematics  maths  science 
april 2007 by andrewducker
Flatland: The Movie
The Third Dimension is Real! Real I tells ya!
animation  movie  maths  flatland  science  trailer  trailers  fiction  books 
january 2007 by andrewducker
Women Aren't Good in Math . . . or Are They?
Turns out that if you boost women's confidence before asking them the questions they do much better - pretty much closing the gap with men...
gender  psychology  women  education  maths 
september 2006 by andrewducker
The Graphing Calculator Story
One of my favourite stories about how far geeks will go to write code for the love of it.
computers  engineering  Funny  geekery  geeky  maths  software  Apple 
august 2006 by andrewducker
Teaching binary through the Socratic Method
An interesting experiment, which works better than I thought it would, and got a class much more involved than they would be with ordinary teaching methods
computers  Teaching  philosophy  psychology  science  school  maths  logic 
january 2006 by andrewducker

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