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What do you do to teach your children math (or maths)? [more inside]

posted by mearls on Feb 28, 2014 - 9 answers

posted by mearls on Feb 28, 2014 - 9 answers

My math knowledge ends just past Newton. What books provide a good, relatively general-audience introduction to the past 150-250 years of problems and developments in mathematics? [more inside]

posted by gallusgallus on Jun 10, 2013 - 7 answers

posted by gallusgallus on Jun 10, 2013 - 7 answers

My son is now 15 months old, and I would like for him to have the best possible mathematics education. What should I be doing now and what sort of long-term plan should I have in order to help him both to learn and to love mathematics? (He doesn't have to be a mathematician when he grows up, but really knowing mathematics is non-negotiable.) [more inside]

posted by Jonathan Livengood on Jan 17, 2013 - 48 answers

posted by Jonathan Livengood on Jan 17, 2013 - 48 answers

I'm a 21 year old college senior liberal arts major who has managed to slide by in school (and life) without ever really learning math beyond a middle school/very early high school level. For no reason in particular, I've decided that I want to get serious about bettering myself in the math department. How can I teach myself the academic math skills I missed out on? [more inside]

posted by Krazor on Jan 15, 2013 - 19 answers

posted by Krazor on Jan 15, 2013 - 19 answers

I have a very strong background in humanities but I've completed three-year undergraduate course in math. Though I passed it without trouble, I feel like traditional textbooks didn't teach make me *understand* a lot. What are best math resources (books, but not necessarily) that instead of trying to look like PM read more like literature or work on your intuition and talk about big picture implications instead? Something like *Godel, Escher, Bach* for various areas of mathematics. [more inside]

posted by desultory_banyan on Sep 27, 2012 - 25 answers

posted by desultory_banyan on Sep 27, 2012 - 25 answers

I'm trying to find a website that teaches vector mathematics in lesson form. [more inside]

posted by giggleknickers on May 3, 2010 - 2 answers

posted by giggleknickers on May 3, 2010 - 2 answers

I'm registered for a Web Analytics class. A prerequisite is "Familiarity with basic concepts of statistics." I'm not a math person and never studied statistics. Which basic statistics concepts should learn before this class? Are there any comic books, videos, or fun resources that would help me learn? [more inside]

posted by valannc on Feb 3, 2010 - 11 answers

posted by valannc on Feb 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Recently, someone described a 10-volume mathematics textbook series to me. The books were written by a single author, an engineer with a name that sounded Greek, and came with full worked solutions to every single problem, making them ideal for self study. Unfortunately, they could not remember its title, and my attempts to find it with Google and Amazon have failed.
Has anyone come across this series?

posted by James Scott-Brown on Jan 29, 2010 - 13 answers

posted by James Scott-Brown on Jan 29, 2010 - 13 answers

Please provide me with an *effective*, and statistically sound, table/chart listing suggested sample size guidance for associated population size [more inside]

posted by thankyoumuchly on Jan 14, 2010 - 11 answers

posted by thankyoumuchly on Jan 14, 2010 - 11 answers

I need a free and robust math worksheet generator, and don't care whether or not it's a script, web-based, or software. [more inside]

posted by booksherpa on Apr 28, 2009 - 3 answers

posted by booksherpa on Apr 28, 2009 - 3 answers

I have always been horrible at math, but somehow a great programmer. I have found that writing a computer program that demonstrates a certain mathematical concept enables me to better understand the concept. I'm a psych major and I brought this up once in the research lab I've been working in. My prof said he recalls that someone did research and/or created a system in which a student writes a computer program that is pertinent to a certain mathematical concept and upon completion is given the regular math problem (as it would appear in a math class). This enables the student to better understand the math problem, solve, and learn math. Has anyone heard of this or anything similar? A learning system such as this would be a blessing to my education.
Thanks.

posted by fightoplankton on Apr 13, 2009 - 15 answers

posted by fightoplankton on Apr 13, 2009 - 15 answers

I've got math anxiety but not the traditional kind. I'm graduating with a math degree but I feel very insecure pursuing higher math. How did something this beautiful turn into a bugbear? [more inside]

posted by*anonymous*
on Dec 4, 2008 -
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Can anyone suggest good places to visit in Greece (or nearby) that are relevent to mathematics? Much more detail inside. [more inside]

posted by junipero on Nov 25, 2008 - 3 answers

posted by junipero on Nov 25, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for programs or study options to fulfill math, statistics and economics prerequisites ahead of applying to grad school? [more inside]

posted by tonci on Jul 21, 2008 - 7 answers

posted by tonci on Jul 21, 2008 - 7 answers

Can you recommend maths books that emphasize the application of the concept being taught? [more inside]

posted by giggleknickers on Mar 2, 2008 - 6 answers

posted by giggleknickers on Mar 2, 2008 - 6 answers

My cousin's four year old son is obsessed with things like quarks and infinity. He insists to his mother that infinity is the last number. She isn't so sure, and wants to know more about things like strangeness.
I don't want to determine this kid's future, but it seems fun to feed his curiosity. And since my wife's babysitter was Murray Gell-Mann, the responsibility has fallen partially on my shoulders to help answer his questions. What kinds of information can you recommend that I give to his mother so that she, an attorney and not a mathematician, and her son can learn more about this information. In particular, what kinds of books, games, and projects would introduce him to other neat ideas in mathematics and physics?

posted by billtron on Feb 16, 2008 - 27 answers

posted by billtron on Feb 16, 2008 - 27 answers

I am a new college dropout. The whole incident behind it came as a total shock. I've messed up, I'm lost, and I'm not sure what to do. Naturally, there's a lot more inside. [more inside]

posted by*anonymous*
on Nov 4, 2007 -
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Books/wares to help kids think like mathematicians? [more inside]

posted by O Blitiri on Jun 27, 2007 - 22 answers

posted by O Blitiri on Jun 27, 2007 - 22 answers

What e-learning systems provide students with the math-related symbols they need and lets them "show their work," while still letting them submit all answers online? [more inside]

posted by ejvalentine on Mar 14, 2007 - 8 answers

posted by ejvalentine on Mar 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Science and math educators, K-12 and college! What are your favourite science and math sites that you use for planning lessons and curricula, or for classroom use? And why? Thanks! [more inside]

posted by carter on Nov 16, 2006 - 3 answers

posted by carter on Nov 16, 2006 - 3 answers

I want to learn intermediate/advanced algebra and on to trig/calculus. Are there any good books / software / resources / websites that will help me with this, aside from the regular run of dry textbooks? [more inside]

posted by rolypolyman on May 17, 2005 - 9 answers

posted by rolypolyman on May 17, 2005 - 9 answers

posted by tss on Oct 3, 2004 - 8 answers

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