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Matemáticas para descifrar la evolución de las especies

La filogenética es clave para descubrir la historia evolutiva desconocida<p>Todas las especies que habitan en el planeta Tierra tienen un antepasado …

Five ways maths teachers can persuade secondary colleagues to embed numeracy

The most recent framework for the national curriculum in England (published in December 2014) makes clear that “teachers should develop pupils’ …

Teaching

¡El apocalipsis matemático! | La trompeta de Gabriel

The coevolution of physics and math

But of course the interplay between mathematics and physics is much more complicated than that. They weren’t even separate disciplines for most of …

Mathematics

Inspirations: A Short Film Celebrating the Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher

Almost two years ago, Spanish filmmaker Cristóbal Vila shot an exquisite little film, <i>Nature by Numbers</i>, which captured the ways in which mathematical …

36 Math Jokes to Get Every Nerd Through Pi Day

Celebrate March 14—aka Pi Day—with these corny math jokes, puns, and one-liners. Don't worry: Unlike pi, it won't go on forever.<p><b>Punny Pi Jokes</b><p>Like my …

Jokes

19 Brain Teasers That Will Leave You Stumped

Solving logic problems boosts brain power, keeps your memory strong, and entertains everyone to no end. See how many you can figure out—without …

Mathematics

Once Upon a Time, a Sofa in a Hallway... - OpenMind

In 1966, mathematician Leo Moser posed an apparently trivial issue that soon became known as the moving sofa problem: What is the sofa that offers …

Reading Can Expand What Kids Think About Mathematics

April 20, 2018<p>I love reading about math. Not dry textbooks, but texts that bring to life the people who do math as a profession. Or texts that …

Mathematics

Just How Random Are Two Factor Authentication Codes?

You know two-factor authentication tokens, the ephemeral, six-digit numbers you use as a second layer of security when logging into, say, your email? …

Authentication

Can you Solve these 10 Medieval Riddles?

<i>Here are 10 riddles from the Middle Ages. How many can you answer?</i><p>[smartads}<p>Want more riddles? Try:<p>These riddles and more can be found in the …

Medieval

The maths of randomness | plus.maths.org

For an idea we are all familiar with, randomness is surprisingly hard to formally define. We think of a random process as something that evolves over …

Mathematics

Geometry at Clemenswerth palace Photo by Vincent Croce — National Geographic Your Shot

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Complicarse la vida

Diríase que, tanto en la vida cotidiana como a la hora de resolver un acertijo, tendemos a complicar las cosas más de lo necesario<p>Si comes tres …

How To Cross The Street

Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. There are two …

Mathematics

Geniuses Are Lazy — and You Should Be Too

What do you do when you are facing a tough problem? Get a cup of coffee, buckle down and prepare for a long night? Break out the library books, or an …

Machine Learning

Equation for the Eiffel Tower

Robert Banks’s book Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes, and Other Adventures in Applied Mathematics describes the Eiffel Tower’s shape as …

Mathematics

Equation to fit an egg

How would you fit an equation to the shape of an egg? This site suggests an equation of the form<p>Note that if <i>k</i> = 0 we get an ellipse. The larger the …

Mathematics

Gordian (Un)knotsThe unknot arises in the mathematical theory of knots

The unknot arises in the mathematical theory of knots. Intuitively, the unknot is a closed loop of rope without a knot in it. A knot theorist would describe the unknot as an image of any embedding that can be deformed, i.e. ambient-isotoped, to the standard unknot, i.e. the embedding of the circle as a geometrically round circle. The unknot is also called the trivial knot. An unknot is the identity elementwith respect to the knot sum operation.

The Important Theorem of Thomas Bayes

Thomas Bayes (1701 – 1761)<p>On April 17, 1761, English mathematician and Presbyterian minister <b>Thomas Bayes</b> passed away. He is best known as name giver …

Mathematics

wavegrower:

fractal nature<p><i>“a fractal object is an object of which each element is also a fractal object”</i>

Alicia en el país de las matemáticas: 150 años después

Una niña llamada Alicia persigue a un conejo blanco que corre azorado mientras consulta un reloj de bolsillo. Tras caer por la madriguera del animal, …

Euler, el Beethoven de las matemáticas

En la carrera educativa de toda persona de ciencias hay unos pocos nombres propios que parecen surgir curso tras curso. Pero sobre los de Newton, …

How geometry resolved a lengthy border dispute

The length of a boundary depends on the scale at which it is measured. Paul Davies explains how.

Mathematics

teded:

<b>“Learning never exhausts the mind.”</b><p><b>Happy birthday, Leonardo da Vinci!</b><p>From the TED-Ed Lesson Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man of math - James Earle

Here's Proof That Beautiful Math Equations Affect The Brain Just Like Great Art

What's beautiful to you? A sunset? The face of a loved one? A favorite poem or song?<p>Mathematicians sometimes say they find beauty in mathematical formulas, and a new brain scan study confirms that equations can activate the brain in much the same way that great art does.<p>"To many of us, mathematical …

Computers are providing solutions to math problems that we can't check

Good news! A computer has solved the longstanding Erdős discrepancy problem! Trouble is, we have no idea what it's talking about — because the …

Exploring the Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Twenty-seven years ago, a group of physicists made an accidental discovery that flipped mathematics on its head. The physicists were trying to work …

Mathematics

10 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

It is no secret that many students are not passionate about math. Students feel disconnected from what is taught in class, unsure of the benefits of …

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