# Category Archives: Math Education

## Math For All: Exploring Patterns in Pascal’s Triangle

Here’s something to investigate: Look at the triangle using the divisors 3, 5, and 7. Do you see a pattern? What do 3, 5, and 7 have in common? Now try 9. Does the pattern continue? Can you figure out … Continue reading

## Euclid’s Elements Book I, Definitions.

Level: High School, SAT Prep, College. Definition 1. A point is that which has no part. Definition 2. A line is breadthless length. Definition 3. The ends of a line are points. Definition 4. A straight line is a line … Continue reading

## A Math And Photography Student Shows How Awesome Math Is

Mathematics & Arts “Nevertheless, the fact is that there is nothing as dreamy and poetic, nothing as radical, subversive, and psychedelic, as mathematics. It is every bit as mind blowing as cosmology or physics… and allows more freedom of expression … Continue reading

## Japanese children learn super-fast mathematics with abacus

These Japanese kids are taught from a young age to use an abacus, and using cognitive learning principles, are gradually taught to automate the calculating principles so that eventually they become human calculators, doing incredible mathematical sums through internalising the … Continue reading

## Short Lectures on the History of Mathematics

In this first lecture (with two parts, 1a & 1b) we first give a very rough outline of world history from a mathematical point of view, position the work of the ancient Greeks as following from Egyptian and Babylonian influences, … Continue reading

## Awesome Dice Optical Illusions

Are they turning upwards or downwards? Optical illusion Does this die have colored-in dots, or doesn’t it? Is the mirror reflecting an alternate reality? Is it magic? Something strange about this stack of 3 dice.

## Pi is wrong! Here comes Tau Day

Are you marking Tau Day? Are you a π fan, or do you think it is time for change? Are you a tau convert? Describe your ‘conversion’ experience? Find out why mathematicians are campaigning for π to be replaced with … Continue reading