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Archive for December, 2013

H3 Mathematics on holiday

December29

Just a short note to inform followers that H3 Maths is on vacation for a few weeks – busy gathering more fun items to post!

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Triangles…

December13

In this one of several posts on Triangles is a photo taken from an early French postcard, where children are using a triangle to play marbles;

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Working with everyday numbers

December9

OK. Here is a sign at a bus stop in Singapore. Can you work out the different types of numbers – any primes; any squared numbers, odds and evens, etc.? It still amazes H3 how many students use numbers like these each day, but never actually study them. The mental gymnastics of number analysis is […]

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Counting…Egyptian Style

December6

The early Egyptian records, from around 1800 BC, show a decimal system where objects represent the powers of ten (1,10,100, etc.). In this pictorial system there was no sign for zero or for decimals. Here is an example: and how it was used… Article source and more information on this remarkable mathematical culture here

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I’ve grown used to your (math) face!

December1

This article, in the Financial Review, looks (pun intended) at how mathematical algorithms (Al Gore related??) are used for facial recognition. Wow – scary stuff for growing mathematicians?

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