...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, May 26, 2017

Another Friday, Another Math-mix



Week #17 of Trump’s looting-and-dismantling of America….

1)  From Quora last week, “What’s the most important thing happening in mathematics right now?”:

2)  Futility Closet presented the Thue-Morse sequence:

3) Pi Hiding In Prime Regularities”… another phenomenal presentation from Grant Sanderson:

4)  Eugene Stern, guest-posting at Mathbabe blog, has some thoughts on value-added models for teachers:

5)  R. Talbert once again on flipped learning and his new book:

6)  A big “Math Teachers At Play” blog carnival for May:

7)  “One of the real old chestnuts of mathematics,” the Goldbach Conjecture, newly presented by Numberphile:

8)  Getting to the point that a potpourri without something from Evelyn Lamb is a rare event… and it won’t happen this week:

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

1)  ICYMI, Jerry Coyne on the latest ‘Sokalized’ effort to make the rounds:

2)  Terry Gross had a fascinating interview with Pulitzer writer Tom Ricks this week:
http://www.npr.org/2017/05/22/529516184/churchill-orwell-and-the-fight-against-totalitarianism

…lastly, I’ll just leave this here for any who’ve missed it along the way:




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