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Math Riddle (Proof that all triangles are equilateral)

Can you spot the subtle mistake in this video? Very interesting and a good exercise in geometry proving! 🙂 Featured book: Tutor in a Book’s Geometry Need help with Geometry? Designed to replicate the services of a skilled private tutor, … Continue reading

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Mr Heng, however, noted that how well a child does in school depends on how motivated he is.

Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/parents-urged-to-consider/898332.html Minister for Education Heng Swee Keat has said parents should consider other factors apart from a school’s previous year cut-off point (COP) when helping their P6 children decide on which secondary school to choose.           Minister for Education … Continue reading

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Time needed for each O Level E Maths / A Maths Question

E Maths / A Maths: Maximum time per question Paper 1: 2 hours (120 min) — 80 marks Max. Time taken per mark: 1.5 min per mark Paper 2: 2 hours 30 minutes (150 min) — 100 marks Max. Time … Continue reading

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Maths Movie to look out for: Hollywood primed for film on Indian math genius Ramanujan

Look out for this movie on Indian math genius Ramanujan starring Dev Patel from “Slumdog Millionaire”! Ramanujan was a self-taught maths genius from India who had little to no formal education. Yet he was able to come out with stunning … Continue reading

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The Most Famous Tutor – Aristotle

A tutor is an instructor who gives private lessons. The most famous example of a tutor is Aristotle, who tutored Alexander the Great. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle Aristotle (Ancient Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης [aristotélɛːs], Aristotélēs) (384 BC – 322 BC)[1] was a Greek philosopher and … Continue reading

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The Monty Hall Problem

Ad: Maths Group Tuition Centre starting in 2014 The Monty Hall Problem! Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhlc7peGlGg&feature=player_embedded

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Featured Mathematician of the Day: Shing-Tung Yau

Maths Group Tuition starting in 2014! Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shing-Tung_Yau Shing-Tung Yau (Chinese: 丘成桐; pinyin: Qiū Chéngtóng; Cantonese Yale: Yāu Sìngtùng; born April 4, 1949) is a Chinese-born American mathematician. He won the Fields Medal in 1982. Yau’s work is mainly in … Continue reading

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NUS Top in Asia according to latest QS World University Rankings by Subject

Source: http://newshub.nus.edu.sg/headlines/1305/qs_08May13.php Top in Asia according to latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 08 May 2013 NUS is the best-performing university in Asia in the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject. With 12 subjects ranked top 10, NUS … Continue reading

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Japanese Math Professor Excellent Optical Illusionist

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx4yi5m8IfI Uploaded on Mar  8, 2011 Japanese mathematics professor Kokichi Sugihara spends much of his time in a world where up is down and three dimensions are really only two. Professor Sugihara is one of the world’s leading exponents … Continue reading

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Carl Friedrich Gauss

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Friedrich_Gauss Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (/ɡaʊs/; German: Gauß, pronounced [ɡaʊs] ( listen); Latin: Carolus Fridericus Gauss) (30 April 1777 – 23 February 1855) was a German mathematician and physical scientist who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, algebra, statistics, … Continue reading

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Student Advice: Comments on Perseverance

Source: http://www.math.union.edu/~dpvc/courses/advice/perseverance.html Comments on Perseverance: One source of confusion for students when they reach college and begin to  do college-level mathematics is this:  in high school, it is usually pretty  apparent what formula or technique needs to be applied, as … Continue reading

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Famous Nonmathematicians who studied Mathematics

This is a list of Famous Nonmathematicians who studied Mathematics, featuring Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, with first class honours in mathematics from Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Source: http://www.math.uh.edu/~tomforde/famous.html We often tell our students that there are many … Continue reading

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学好数理化,走遍天下都不怕。

Study mathematics, physics, and chemistry well. Then no matter where you go, you will fear nothing! Ancient Chinese Proverb Source: http://www.liuxue86.com/a/1133118.html 美国留学打工 “学好数理化,走遍天下都不怕。”在美国一样适用 美国人口普查局的最新报告显示:同样是学士学位,按工作40年计算,工程专业的毕业生比教育学的毕业生多赚160万美元。真可谓是“男怕入错行,女怕嫁错郎。” 根据美国人口普查局最新发布的2011年社区调查报告,美国具有学士学位的大学毕业证全职工作的人每年中位薪资收入是64396美元,这些人既包括新毕业的大学生,也包括那也干的一辈子最高学位是学士的全职工作者。其中工程专业的薪资最高,平均每年高达91611美元,电脑与数学专业排第二位,年均80180美元,物理、化学、医学等自然科学专业薪水也不错,以80037美元排第三位。在另一个极端视觉和表演艺术专业薪水最低,平均一年只有50484美元,教育专业只有50902美元,心理学专业为55509美元,列倒数前三名,由此可以推算出来从事工程专业工作的人平均每年比从事表演艺术专业的人多挣4万美元,以一个人工作40年计算整个职业生涯收入平均相差160万美元,差距还是很惊人的。

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Mathematics and 3D printing

Source: http://samuelcavazos.com/2013/07/12/mathematics-and-3d-printing/ Nice post on Mathematics and 3D printing! 3D printing is the latest advance in technology, that will possibly revolutionise the world! Quote from source: Below are some images of some of the mathematical structures he and Carlos Salinas … Continue reading

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The Key To Career Success

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brooks-mccorcle/the-key-to-career-success_b_3511254.html “The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.” ~ Stan Gudder, Mathematician Math, at its core, is about solving problems — about breaking a challenge into its basic elements … Continue reading

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Fermat’s Last Theorem

BBC Horizon programme. Simon Singh’s moving documentary of Andrew Wiles’ extraordinary search for the most elusive proof in number theory.

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EDUC115N: How to Learn Math (Stanford Online Maths Education Course )

I will be attending this exciting online course by Stanford on Math Education. Do feel free to join it too, it is suitable for teachers and other helpers of math learners, such as parents. EDUC115N: How to Learn Math  (Source: … Continue reading

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Make Britain Count: ‘Stop telling children maths isn’t for them’

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/maths-reform/9621100/Make-Britain-Count-Stop-telling-children-maths-isnt-for-them.html “The title comes from the central argument of the book,” says Birmingham-raised Boaler, “namely the idea that maths is a gift that some have and some don’t. That’s the elephant in the classroom. And I want to banish … Continue reading

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Mathematics is an art

Taken from http://www.maa.org/devlin/lockhartslament.pdf The first thing to understand is that mathematics is an art. The difference between math and the other arts, such as music and painting, is that our culture does not recognize it as such. Everyone understands that … Continue reading

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成语数学

Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:
中国的小学离校考试 (PSLE) 「神题」: 猜成语 1) 20 除 3 2)1 除100 3)9寸+1寸=1尺 4)12345609 5)1,3,5,7,9 答案:: 1) 20/3= 6.666 六六大顺 2)百中挑一 3)得寸進尺 4)七零八落 5)举世无双

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