Here is a clean well done video that triptych’s the real world, equations that model it, and a graphic representation. It is really well done. Parachutes’ whole Vimeo channel is really nice. Check out the Symmetry-a palimdromic film especially
I caught a NY Times editorial on Jump Math and got curious. There are a lot of curriculums that claim to significantly improve student math performance. What intrigued me most about Jump Math is that it claims to push the extremities in a given class together. I hadn’t heard this before. That sounds fantastic. Imagine if you got everyone in your class working at a B+ to A level? That got my attention. Has anyone worked with this curriculum?
Did you ever want to know why X is the symbol of choice in algebra for representing an unknown quantity? Here is the quick crazy history.
Here is a really interesting video from Numberphile about the evolving legality of numbers. I hope you don’t have any illegal numbers in your collection. And thanks to Jay for sending over this Wikipedia article on them.
This is a cute Numberphile to use with your students. It is a short fun episode that explains the math behind some of the most common math jokes.
Geek out! We have our own museum now. Thanks, Carol, for mentioning this segment in the halls. I can’t wait to visit.
This TED talk blew my mind if for no other reason than the way math, art, and science can suddenly and unexpectedly flow together in the same direction. Thanks to Benjamin Parker who sent it my way.