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Looking for software recommendations to make math diagrams for a study guide for my students. [more inside]

posted by Proginoskes on Jan 29, 2009 - 11 answers

posted by Proginoskes on Jan 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Do you have some mnemonic you came up with to help memorize formulas or concepts in mathematics (particularly for university math)? Or was there a different way of looking at a concept that really helped it sink in?
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posted by Proginoskes on Aug 28, 2008 - 5 answers

posted by Proginoskes on Aug 28, 2008 - 5 answers

I'm planning to start a new podcast focused on mathematics. The problem is that I'm having trouble coming up with a name for it. My goal is to introduce interesting topics and how they relate to everyday life. It'll be directed at making mathematics more accessible to the layman.
So, anyone have ideas for a name?

posted by Proginoskes on Aug 16, 2008 - 28 answers

posted by Proginoskes on Aug 16, 2008 - 28 answers

I tutor several people in a "Mathematics for the Social Sciences" course at a local university. This semester the material is focused on matrix algebra. For the most part, they have no trouble wrapping their heads around the notions of basic vector operations, row reduction, systems of equations, inverse matrices and determinants. But, they have a lot of problems with more abstract concepts such as linear independence, subspaces, basis and dimension. I'm wondering if anyone has any tips on helping them visualize and understand these ideas more clearly.

posted by Proginoskes on Mar 30, 2008 - 7 answers

posted by Proginoskes on Mar 30, 2008 - 7 answers

What's the advantage of using radians instead of degrees? I've never had a satisfactory answer to this. In high school, we always used degrees to measure angles and starting in university we switch to radians. Is there really any benefit to using radians?

posted by Proginoskes on Mar 9, 2008 - 15 answers

posted by Proginoskes on Mar 9, 2008 - 15 answers

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