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How geometry resolved a lengthy border dispute | Cosmos

<b>When Matthew Flinders</b> completed the first circumnavigation of Australia in 1803, he readily established it as the world’s largest island. How large …

Mathematics

Issue 02: Bring Your Dog Camping

Camping is the best. Wait. No. Dogs are the best. And bringing your dog camping is even better.<p>Here at The Dyrt, we have a hard time containing our …

Pets

The 10 Best Hikes in Asheville

You’re holed up at a coffee shop in downtown Asheville, sipping an espresso and pouring over a stack of trail guides. What would you like to do …

Hiking

The Top 10 Hikes in Grand Teton National Park

“The Tetons have loomed up grandly against the sky. From this point it is perhaps the finest pictorial range in the United States or even N. America.”<p>…

National Parks

8 Iconic Pacific Northwest Backpacking Trips

The Pacific Northwest is an adventure junkie’s paradise. It’s a breathtakingly diverse playground of craggy granite peaks, high alpine lakes, meadows …

Hiking

How to Spend the Ultimate, Thrill-seeking Week in New Zealand

Our editors have taken the stress out of planning. Here, a seven-day trip to the South Island, which you can book as one of Travel + Leisure’s Great …

New Zealand

A day with the dolphins in Abel Tasman National Park

Dolphins keeping us company in the Abel Tasman..<p>The Abel Tasman National Park is one of those amazing places in New Zealand that can be explored in …

10 Oregon Campsites for Your End of Summer Bucket List

From the coast's rocky cliffs and sandy beaches to the waterfalls and pristine lakes in the Cascade Mountains, Oregon has more than a few ideal …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

New Zealand’s new tree hut hideaway

BROOK SABIN<p>These small bush huts near Mangawhai village have been lovingly restored after years of neglect. Brook Sabin and Radha Engling stay for …

Hand and Skin Care Tips for Climbers

<b>A skin-care guide for rock climbers</b>Good skin—tough and durable yet resilient—is crucial to climbing success. It doesn’t matter if you have …

Skin Care

The dirty secret of mathematics: We make it up as we go along

How mathematics comes into being<p>Take a look at the dotted grid below. Without taking your pencil off the paper/screen, can you draw four straight …

Video: How to Waterproof Your Tent

More maintenance and repair tips courtesy of REI today, this time with a focus back on taking care of our tents. The video below offers advice on how …

Camping

The best safari tours and travel guides in Kenya and Tanzania

Image Credits: Pixabay<p>In eastern Africa in particular, countries such as Kenya and Tanzania are seeing massive booms in tourism. Last year in Kenya …

Tourism

5 Days Lightweight Backpacking Meal Plan

<b>Here is a complete 5-day backpacking meal plan</b> similar to what I eat on my hikes. It includes three meals and four snacks, providing 3,500 calories …

Top five math posts of 2017

These have been the most popular math-related posts here this year.• Golden powers are nearly integers<br>• How efficient is Morse code?<br>• Finding numbers in …

Mathematics

Response: Best Practices for Teaching High School Math

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</b><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>What are some best practices for teaching high school mathematics?</b><p>As …

Pedagogy

An Example of “Doing Mathematics”: Creating Voronoi

I’ve been thinking a lot about how we look at academic standards (what we call curriculum expectations here in Ontario) lately. Each person who reads …

Ride the Wave: 5 Drills for Better Climbing Technique

Feet pasted against the walls on the crux, twenty-fifth pitch of the Premuir Wall (VI 5.13d) on El Capitan, I crouched and coiled. In one movement, I …

Climbing

How do we design our Math Class?

I have been doing a lot of reflecting about math, in particular thinking about different types of math class situations, and considering what kinds …

Teaching

Fractions: Where It All Goes Wrong

Many children never master fractions. When asked whether 12/13 + 7/8 was closest to 1, 2, 19, or 21, only 24% of a nationally representative sample …

Mathematics

Ambiguity and Nuance — Even in Mathematics

Ambiguity and Nuance — Even in Mathematics<p>Mathematics is often seen as the epitome of a study of hard facts: answers are either right or wrong, …

6 Days of Trad Climbing in Red Rocks, Nevada • Angela Travels

It felt weird buying tickets to Vegas with no intentions to gamble, go to a show, or drink (ok maybe drink). Just beyond the lights and venues, the …

Complex numbers: Why do we love them?

Imagine you are minding your own business, solving some equations at school or work. You start with , and pretty quickly realise this this equation …

Mathematics

Making in Math

By Jamie Back: While a makerspace is nice, it takes only some simple classroom supplies to start “making” in math. The process of making concrete …

Mathematics

Try to solve the fiendishly difficult maths question that made pupils cry during an exam

Cast your mind back to your school days, and most likely you'll remember at least one horrid instance when you sat gazing blankly at an exam …

The ‘impossible’ math test that made some students cry

New Zealand’s education minister has launched a probe into an “impossible” math test with questions so hard, they left some students in tears.<p>After …

Rethinking Math Class With Conrad Wolfram

Subscribe: Android | RSS<p>Why is the current state of math education not suited for the modern world of computers and phones and other devices?<p>That’s …

"Developing conceptual understanding and procedural skill in mathematic" by Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Robert S. Siegler et al.

Abstract or Description<p>The authors propose that conceptual and procedural knowledge develop in an iterative fashion and that improved problem …

Efficacy in Digital Learning

As a principal, the buck stopped with me. I was reminded of this by numerous superintendents during my tenure as a school leader. However, when we …