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# Tag Archives: mathematics

## Dyslexic Mathematician

This is part of a cluster of posts about dyslexia and ADHD. I have two learning “disabilities” (“learning differences” is a more politically correct, and more accurate term): dyslexia, and ADHD. Some people have been surprised to learn this. I … Continue reading

Posted in mathematical mind
Tagged algebra, dyslexia, geometry, learning disabilities, math, mathematician, mathematics, school
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## Parabolas III

Our next parabola video. All parabolas are the same shape, just different sizes!

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April 7, 2014
Tagged geomoetry, kids, math, mathematics, maths, parabola, parabolas
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## Parabolas II

In this second installment we multiply with parabolas!

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March 31, 2014
Tagged arithmetic, fun, geometry, kids, math, mathematics, maths, multiplication, parabola, parabolas
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## Parabolas I

My kids and I are working on a series of videos about parabolas. Here’s the first installment.

## Abby’s Puzzles

My ten-year-old daughter asked me for help doing a mathematical STEM-fair project. We had a lot of funny doing the project together. Here is a brief description of what we did. We decided on the following question: “How many decominoes … Continue reading

Posted in computers
Tagged elementary education, kids, math, mathematics, pentominoes, polyominoes, programming, puzzles, Python, recreational math, STEM, STEM fair, tiling
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## Stellations

I decided to make some stellations.

## Loop Puzzle 8

Here’s a fun one. Well…at least I think it’s fun. Maybe it will just give you a headache ðŸ˜›

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November 9, 2013
Tagged knots, links, loops, math, mathematics, puzzles, topology
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## Chestnut Oak Leaf Ecology

I believe, but I’m not totally sure that I have Chestnut Oak (Quercus prinus) and Swamp Chestnut Oak (Quercus michauxii) growing in my backyard. The two leaves on the left I think are Swamp Chestnut Oak. The leaf on the … Continue reading

Grasshopper Gears Mechanical gears in nature. Pretty cool! ..and Leonhard Euler gets a shout-out.

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November 1, 2013
Tagged engineering, Euler, gears, mathematics, nature, science
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## Loop Puzzle 7

I have some puzzles left over from the Government Shutdown. Plus, I’m working on some more for starter activities for my wife’s engineering class, so enjoy! Solution is here

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October 30, 2013
Tagged knot theory, knots, loops, math, mathematics, puzzles, topology
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