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PostSubject: Why I Love Math   Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:05 am

My daughter asked me tonight why I love math and seemingly spend so much time working with it (and too often get it wrong Rolling Eyes ).This is was my answer:

http://vimeo.com/9953368

The guy who visualized the transitions in this is brilliant.
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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:44 am

SheSurfs wrote:
My daughter asked me tonight why I love math and seemingly spend so much time working with it (and too often get it wrong Rolling Eyes ).This is was my answer:

http://vimeo.com/9953368

The guy who visualized the transitions in this is brilliant.

Before I watch this I am going to tell you why I love math... then I'm going to watch it. I love math because of the Fibonacci Sequence. I love the Fibonacci Sequence so much that "Fibonacci Sequence," "0112358" and riceme0112358 are my handles and email addresses other places. Total nerd, I know.

Okay, now I'm going to go watch and if I were a betting girl I'd bet you a nickel you love math for the same reason.

The Fibonacci Sequence is THE coolest thing in mathematics and the natural world.
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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:53 am

Very cool, Surfs... How did I not know that you were also a math lover??

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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:45 am

Nice video. math in nature... a beautiful concept.

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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:40 am


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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:49 pm

That's a very neat video!
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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:08 pm


I kinda like square roots


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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:53 pm

I didn't really love learning math... until game theory.

But I always loved physics and knew I had to have the math behind the theories.
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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:06 pm

I hate math. But I do know that 4 in 10 is not a majority.

I asked somebody that likes math about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:44 pm

Eddard wrote:
I hate math.  But I do know that 4 in 10 is not a majority.

I asked somebody that likes math about it.

Well, at least SOMEBODY noticed that!

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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:17 pm

Depends on whether the 4 are armed.
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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:04 pm


With firearms?

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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:25 am

Like the guy who thought four in ten was a majority, I'm not even bright enough to put a post in the right category. Sheesh. Math in Politics, brilliant!

So…..

What do non-euclidean geometry, sea slugs, coral and crocheting have in common? This is SO cool. These women decided to build a coral reef model using crocheting to bring awareness to the destruction of coral reef, but they realized that the coral is extraordinarily tied into mathematic codes of non-euclidean geometry that were for years not believed to be possible to model. If you want to speed through it and just catch the math, start at 5:20, but watch the whole thing if you can.

http://www.ted.com/talks/view/lang/en//id/519



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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:20 am

SheSurfs wrote:
Like the guy who thought four in ten was a majority, I'm not even bright enough to put a post in the right category. Sheesh. Math in Politics, brilliant!

So…..

What do non-euclidean geometry, sea slugs, coral and crocheting have in common? This is SO cool. These women decided to build a coral reef model using crocheting to bring awareness to the destruction of coral reef, but they realized that the coral is extraordinarily tied into mathematic codes of non-euclidean geometry that were for years not believed to be possible to model. If you want to speed through it and just catch the math, start at 5:20, but watch the whole thing if you can.

http://www.ted.com/talks/view/lang/en//id/519




The Dude had you covered when he tied in to game theory. See? We're in the right category!!

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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:59 am

I even have trouble staying on topic in an off topic thread... lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:43 pm

I saw a Tshirt that said "I'm getting through my day using no trigonometry again."

That's kind of how I feel about math.
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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:23 pm

If you ask 10 people and 4 answer chocolate, and the rest do not answer, you have a majority of people that like chocolate...
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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:39 pm

As a carpenter, I used the Pythagorean Theorem all the time.   If you're laying out a foundation, you absolutely need to use the Pythagorean Theorem to make sure your foundation is square.

Funny, as a part-time substitute teacher many moons ago, I remember teaching the Pythagorean Theorem to middle-schoolers.

... and the Scarecrow in the Wizard of OZ said it wrong.

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PostSubject: Re: Why I Love Math   Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:21 pm

Jake92 wrote:
If you ask 10 people and 4 answer chocolate, and the rest do not answer, you have a majority of people that like chocolate...




LOL. I guess that's how our elections work out too.
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