...a companion blog to "Math-Frolic," specifically for interviews, book reviews, weekly-linkfests, and longer posts or commentary than usually found at the Math-Frolic site.

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"Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty – a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show." ---Bertrand Russell (1907) Rob Gluck

"I have come to believe, though very reluctantly, that it [mathematics] consists of tautologies. I fear that, to a mind of sufficient intellectual power, the whole of mathematics would appear trivial, as trivial as the statement that a four-legged animal is an animal." ---Bertrand Russell (1957)

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Friday, April 14, 2017

This Friday's Mix


1)  Ramsey Theory progresses:

2)  Are you a math teacher who missed NCTM in San Antonio? Cathy Yenca will make you wish you’d been there:

…also for teachers, Jo Morgan regularly offers up “gems” for the classroom:

…and perhaps taking one more step Mike Lawler offered up a long post with 10 “complex, rich tasks” for students:

3) The “Linus Sequence” via Futility Closet:

4)  Alex Bellos explaining a slice of a Menger Sponge:

5) plus.maths.org has an ongoing “Women of Mathematics” series:

6)  Another amazing posting from Brian Hayes (factorials, patterns, number theory and more):

7)  Fawn Nguyen is incapable of writing an average post… she just opts to blow you away every time:


Potpourri BONUS! (extra NON-mathematical links of interest): 

1)  This week’s This American Life re-ran a segment they’d run earlier on the Dunning-Kruger effect (which has received a lot of extra focus since Nov. 8, 2016):

[The entire show, 3 segments, is once again fascinating.]





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