Friday, December 28, 2007
Incidently, PhD graduate student Johnny Lee's Wii Project page lists some other neat things to do with the Wii Remote. They might even make a cool Science Fair Engineering project.
Here is an example of one of the YouTube videos she features:
Friday, December 21, 2007
“Who is your favorite author?” Aleya Deatsch, 7, of West Des Moines asked Mr. Huckabee in one of those posing-like-a-shopping-mall-Santa moments.
Mr. Huckabee paused, then said his favorite author was Dr. Seuss.
In an interview afterward with the news media, Aleya said she was somewhat surprised. She thought the candidate would be reading at a higher level.
“My favorite author is C. S. Lewis,” she said.
Sometimes truth is funnier than comedy.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Disclaimer: No one I have ever worked with or for in any way resembles a drunken lemur.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Here is one fascinating example of Mathematical Poetry from an earlier post:
Friday, December 14, 2007
Among the neatest things have been
- Google Reader where RSS feeds can be aggregated including
- other people's blogs
- google blog search
- people's del.icio.us tagged links
- photos from flickr e.g. html://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/math
- videos from youtube etc.
John Taylor found an interesting Adobe Connect Video
Monday, November 12, 2007
On the related links page, there is a link to mavscript, which uses yacas to perform calculations directly in text or OpenOffice Text documents. Maybe I am a geek, but being able to differentiate, graph and factor directly inside a text document warmed a cockle in my heart!
There has been some functionality that we wanted to add, including labeling of axes and adding control points to graphs that necessitated creating our own version of the classes. Examples of our work and the original examples are available here.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
If you order the fractions and arrange them in the following way, you get a Pascal's triangle - like deal with just as many patterns and interesting features.