Here is an interesting article detailing the history of pocket calculators.
Thank you, Rhett Allain
I really believe that society just allows people to be bad at math. It is socially acceptable for adults to say “but I never got through Algebra.” That is a confession of math illiteracy. But adults never say “wow, reading, that is so hard! I don’t read.” Math illiteracy is socially ok but language illiteracy is not socially ok. Really, there should not be a difference. Let’s do what we can to change it.
I think this article sums up the difficulties in reading math. Enjoy!
By the way, the website http.mathwithbaddrawings.com is always a fun one to follow.
Students say they know how to study. But do they really? Here are some hints.
Study hard. Break from ordinary.
“You ask me if an ordinary person by studying hard would get to be able to imagine these things like i imagine. Of Course!..I was an ordinary person who studied hard. There is no miracle people. It just happened they got interested in these things and they learned all these stuff. They’re just people!!There is no talent special miracle ability to understand quantum mechanics or a miracle ability to imagine electromagnetic fields that comes without practice and reading and learning and mathematics. So if you say you take an ordinary person whose willing to devote a great deal of time on studying and thinking and mathematics and so on. Then he’s become a scientist!”
I think it is crazy that climate change is happening very quickly in some parts of the world. And now it is affecting Halloween and trick-or-treating.
Great video on irrational numbers.
Read this crazy tale.
Words from women in technology.