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The Mystery of e^Pi-Pi (Very Mysterious Number)

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_coincidence If you have a calculator, check out the value of . It is 19.99909998… Why is it so close to the integer 20? Is it a coincidence (few things in Math are coincidence), or is it a sign of … Continue reading

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Chinese maths teachers show way (Math News)

Latest Math News: Chinese maths teachers show way. Seems like Asia (especially China) is really going to be a world power in the next century, in terms of both education and economy. Students really need to improve their Chinese and Math … Continue reading

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Are you a Careerist, Entrepreneur, Harmoniser, Idealist, Hunter, Internationalist, or Leader?

Are you a Careerist, Entrepreneur, Harmoniser, Idealist, Hunter, Internationalist, or Leader? Find out by doing this Free Career Analysis by renowned survey company Universum: http://uledge.co/ambWWCY Thanks a lot for your help! You will also benefit by finding out your Career … Continue reading

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Sum of Cubes (A Maths Tuition)

What is tested for A Maths (Additional Maths) Exam Just to share an A Maths question that is likely to come out for 2014 A Maths Exam. It is the brand new topic just added this year: Sum and difference … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Level Math Book Recommendations

Highly Recommended Math Books for University Self Study Recently, a viewer of my website asked if I was able to suggest any undergraduate level university textbooks for self study that follows the university curriculum. Self-study is challenging but not impossible. … Continue reading

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Career Type Survey

Just to introduce this Career Type Survey. http://uledge.co/ambWWCY Please try it out! There is a free Career Analysis at the end of the survey.

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Math Olympiad Integer Sequence Question

Check out this interesting Math Olympiad Integer Sequence Question! (September 2014 Math Problem of the Month) Main Page: http://www.fen.bilkent.edu.tr/~cvmath/Problem/problem.htm Question: http://www.fen.bilkent.edu.tr/~cvmath/Problem/1408q.pdf Solution: http://www.fen.bilkent.edu.tr/~cvmath/Problem/1409a.pdf   Featured book:  Fifty Lectures for American Mathematics Competitions: Volume 2 While the books in this series are primarily designed … Continue reading

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Gmail iOS update adds iPhone 6 support and a math joke

Just to share, interesting Math Joke by Google Gmail! Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/gmail-ios-update-adds-iphone-6-support-and-a-math-joke-1267982 You may need to brush up on your math if it seems odd to you that Google just updated the iOS Gmail app to version 3.1415926. But Google is definitely … Continue reading

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Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet: Educational Review

Shop Amazon – Introducing Fire HD Kids Edition – Everything Kids Love. Everything Parents Want. As an Amazon Affiliate, Mathtuition88 is proud to introduce the Fire HD Kids Edition: All-new Fire HD tablet—with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, Kid-Proof … Continue reading

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AlgTop1: One-dimensional objects

This is a continuation of the series of Algebraic Topology videos. Previous post was AlgTop 0. Professor Wildberger is an interesting speaker. He holds some unorthodox views, for instance he doesn’t believe in “real numbers” or “infinite sets”. Nevertheless, his … Continue reading

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A1 marks for A Maths / E Maths

How many marks to get A1 for A Maths / E Maths for O Levels? The official answer is not released by Cambridge / MOE, but it is definitely not 75 as the papers are subject to the bell curve … Continue reading

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How to prove square root of 2 is irrational (Constructive Approach)

In our previous post, we discussed how to prove that the square root of 2 is irrational, using a proof by contradiction. There is a less well-known proof that is a direct constructive approach to proving that the square root … Continue reading

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How to choose a toilet using Mathematics

We have seen how to cut a cake using the mathematical way, but did you know Mathematics can also be used when choosing toilets? Here’s how: Featured book: Common Core Math 4 Today, Grade 4: Daily Skill Practice (Common Core … Continue reading

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World Cup fans need math to figure out scenarios

World Cup fans need math to figure out scenarios Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2662058/World-Cup-fans-need-math-figure-scenarios.html#ixzz35Rw7VwhW Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Every four years, the World Cup forces fans to remember their math lessons. Working … Continue reading

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The Scientific (Mathematical) Way to Cut a Cake

Ever wondered if there is an alternative way to cutting cake so that it can stay fresh and softer in the refrigerator? This is how! Featured book: The Calculus Lifesaver: All the Tools You Need to Excel at Calculus (Princeton … Continue reading

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Primary 6 PSLE Angles Questions and Solutions

Having trouble with Angles questions? Try out this practice booklet (questions compiled from Prelims) with Primary 6 PSLE Angle questions! P6 Angles Questions Solutions Does your child dread Math and avoid it like the plague? Looking for a book that … Continue reading

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How to be good in Additional Mathematics

Recently, I saw that many people searched the following terms on Google and landed on my website: Why is the mid-year exams difficult and many people fail it? How to be good in additional mathematics. Let me try to answer … Continue reading

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FREE Kindle App!

Dear Readers of Mathtuition88.com blog, I am pleased to introduce the free Kindle App by Amazon: Amazon.com – Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices The FREE Kindle Reading App lets your visitors read their favorite … Continue reading

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World Cup Math Prediction: Brazil 48.5% Chance of Winning!!!

Source: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/06/11/world-cup-prediction-mathematics-explained/ The World Cup is back, and everyone’s got a pick for the winner. Gamblers have been predicting the outcome of sporting contests since the first foot race across the savannah, but in recent years a unique type of statistical … Continue reading

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World Cup Math

World Cup Math: Birthday Paradox Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27835311 It’s puzzling but true that in any group of 23 people there is a 50% chance that two share a birthday. At the World Cup in Brazil there are 32 squads, each of 23 … Continue reading

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Can you read this Math Clock?

DCI Matte Black Powder Coated Metal Mathematics Blackboard Pop Quiz Clock, 11-1/2″ Diameter If you can read this clock, you are without a doubt a geek. Each hour is marked by a simple math problem. Solve it and solve the … Continue reading

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Theorem on friends and strangers

Suppose a party has six people. Consider any two of them. They might be meeting for the first time—in which case we will call them mutual strangers; or they might have met before—in which case we will call them mutual … Continue reading

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Very Inspirational Math Video

Just to share a video here: Very Inspirational Math Video It is a video of a girl who once did a math quiz and totally blanked out for the whole quiz. However, it turned out that her teacher did not … Continue reading

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Free Trial: Amazon Prime

Dear Readers, Thanks for following our Maths Blog. We are glad to introduce to you a Free Trial of Amazon Prime worth $99!   Random Math Fact: Did you know: Euler’s “lucky” numbers are positive integers n such that m2 − m + n is a prime number for m = 0, …, n − 1. Leonhard … Continue reading

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Why is e irrational?

Anyone who has taken high school math is familiar with the constant . Today we are going to prove that e is in fact irrational! We will go through Joseph Fourier‘s famous proof by contradiction. The maths background we need … Continue reading

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Dyscalculia — A Parent’s Guide

Dyscalculia specialist Ronit Bird talks about the difficulties some children have in developing number sense and learning basic arithmetic. She explains some of the common symptoms and indicators for dyscalculia and offers suggstions for how parents can help their children … Continue reading

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The Monty Hall Problem

This is the clearest and most interesting explanation of the Monty Hall Problem I have ever seen: What is the Monty Hall Problem? It is basically a game show with 3 doors. Behind one of the doors is a car, … Continue reading

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Singapore Education News

PSLE tweaks will come but as part of broader changes to education system: Heng Straits Times SINGAPORE – Changes being made to the Primary School Leaving … be done in the light of the broader changes to Singapore’s education system, … … Continue reading

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AM-GM inequality

AM-GM inequality A very useful inequality in Mathematics is the AM-GM Inequality. The arithmetic mean of numbers is . The geometric mean of numbers is . The AM-GM Inequality states that: For any nonnegative numbers , , and equality holds … Continue reading

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Math Handheld Computer Game

Featured Item: Educational Insights Math Whiz Is your child disinterested in Math? Looking for some fun and educational Math games? Math Whiz plays like a video game and teaches like electronic flash cards. This portable ELA quizzes kids on addition, … Continue reading

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The Boy With The Incredible Brain – Autism Math Documentary

This is the breathtaking story of Daniel Tammet. A twenty-something with extraordinary mental abilities, Daniel is one of the world’s few savants. He can do calculations to 100 decimal places in his head, and learn a language in a week. … Continue reading

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Notes on Coordinate Geometry by Hwa Chong Institution

Coordinate Geometry Notes Source: http://mathace2012.wiki.hci.edu.sg/ Check out these Formulas for: Distance between 2 points Midpoint between 2 points Gradient Formulas and more at http://mathace2012.wiki.hci.edu.sg/ Featured book: The Ultimate book of Formulas (2000+ Formulas!) Schaum’s Outline of Mathematical Handbook of Formulas … Continue reading

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Chinese Lucky Numbers – Numberphile

8 and 6 are lucky but 4 is unlucky… if you’re Chinese! Featuring Xiaohui Yuan from the University of Nottingham. Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numberphile on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/numberphile Numberphile tweets: https://twitter.com/numberphile Videos by Brady Haran Brady John Haran is an Australian independent … Continue reading

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News: Math, reading performance is stagnant among US 12th-graders, assessment finds

Math, reading performance is stagnant among US 12th-graders, assessment finds Washington Post The nation’s high school seniors have shown no improvement in math and reading performance since 2009, and large racial achievement gaps … Math, reading performance stagnates among US 12th-graders, … Continue reading

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News: Singapore Education Ranked Third in World

Singapore takes third spot in global education rankings Straits Times Teacher Anthony Tan conducting an English lesson with a class of Primary 6 pupils at Woodlands Primary School. Singapore’s education system has … Singapore offers Saudi Arabia help in education Arab … Continue reading

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Monster Group

Check out this Youtube video on the Monster Group (related to Group Theory, a branch in Mathematics) In the mathematical field of group theory, the monster group M or F1 (also known as the Fischer–Griess monster, or the Friendly Giant) … Continue reading

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How to prove square root of 2 is irrational?

A rational number is a number that can be expressed in a fraction with integers as numerators and denominators. Some examples of rational numbers are 1/3, 0, -1/2, etc. Now, we know that . Is the square root of 2 … Continue reading

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What to do if fail Mid Year Exams?

Source: http://news.asiaone.com/News/Education/Story/A1Story20080601-68205.html When the Mid Year Exams are over, students will receive their results nervously. What to do if one fails the Mid Year Exams? In many schools, it is common to have a significant portion of the school actually failing the Mid … Continue reading

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Studies and Studying: How do top students study?

Source: http://www.quora.com/Studies-and-Studying/How-do-top-students-study/answer/Qiaochu-Yuan-1 Check out this post by MIT almost perfect-scorer, on how to study. His secret is to study the material in advance, before the lessons even start! This is really a useful strategy, if implemented correctly. Imagine being in Primary … Continue reading

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Education News Update

The Straits Times holds its first Education Forum on Sunday Straits Times The Straits Times’ first Education Forum on May 4, 2014, held at the Singapore Management University’s Mochtar Riady Auditorium. — ST PHOTO: … All 300 places at The Straits … Continue reading

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Riemann Hypothesis Proof

Latest News: Riemann Hypothesis Proved? Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1402.5952 Recently, I saw on Arxiv (an online Math journal) that a professor from South-China Normal University, Mingchun Xu, has proved the notoriously difficult Riemann Hypothesis. Quote: “By using a theorem of Hurwitz for … Continue reading

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How to get Pi on Calculator – Without pressing the Pi Button

5 Ways to get Pi on Calculator without pressing the Pi button: 1) 22/7 22/7 is not an exact value for Pi, but it is a pretty good approximation. 22/7=3.142857143… has just a percentage error of 0.04% compared to the … Continue reading

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How to become better at Math?

  Source: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/766657/becoming-better-at-math?newsletter=1&nlcode=97485%7cd140 How can I become excellent at math? It really interests me but when I fail I become demotivated and begin to give up. EDIT: Could anyone suggest books for someone with a math education that just barely … Continue reading

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Maclaurin Series Informal Proof

Most students will encounter the Maclaurin Series (also known as the Taylor’s Series centered at zero) when they are studying JC H2 or College Maths. The formula looks pretty intimidating at the start: How on earth does one come up with that … Continue reading

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A Math Formulas Not in the Formula Sheet

Are you looking for a list of A Maths (O Level Additional Maths) Formulae that is not found in the formula list? Check it out at https://mathtuition88.com/math-notes-worksheets-sale/ The PDF file above contains A Maths Formulae on Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry, … Continue reading

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SG Education News: Even Saudis are learning Singapore way of Teaching

Saudis learning the Singapore way of teaching Straits Times Since last October, the National Institute of Education (NIE) has taken leadership trainers from the kingdom under its wing, training them in curriculum … All 300 places at The Straits Times’ first … Continue reading

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Introduction to Ricci Flow & Poincare Conjecture

This is an interesting introduction to some extremely advanced Math: Ricci Flow & Poincare Conjecture! Ricci Flow was used to finally crack the Poincaré Conjecture. It was devised by Richard Hamilton but famously employed by Grigori Perelman in his acclaimed … Continue reading

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Math News April 28

Can Monkeys do advanced Math? Read the below news for the answer and more! Math wiz monkeys providing researchers with insights into human brain activity Fox News Monkeys trained to solve math problems are providing researchers with new insights into … Continue reading

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E Maths List of Formulae to Memorize (Not in Formula List)

Here is a compilation of the Formulas needed in GCSE O Levels E Maths Exam. Includes Formulae on Algebra and Numbers, Geometry and Measurement, Statistics and more! Check it out at https://mathtuition88.com/math-notes-worksheets-sale/ Students in my Maths Tuition class will be taught … Continue reading

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