Posts Tagged 'math'

Irrational Numbers Clock is Perfectly Rational (If You’re a Mathematician)

The Irrational Numbers Clock is slightly more complicated that the Unit Circle Radian Wall Clock. Also, the fact that it looks like a blackboard has a certain scholarly appeal. While I am a mathematician, anyone with high-school math should be able to read this clock. That’s not because they’ll know what all these irrational numbers are, it’s just that all you just need to do is look at the position of the hands to figure out the time.

irrational numbers clock math wall fun novelty

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Mathematical Teaching Methods

Snake Lemma, via Wikipedia

Snake Lemma, via Wikipedia

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It seems to me quite logical on how math classes should proceed. The professor presents some theory, with theorems and their demonstration, as well as definitions and propositions, before venturing into a slew of examples. For some reason, this is completely absent from my classes in Taiwan. The examples. I don’t know what these profs are thinking, but examples are paramount for students to understand some of the theory. OK, my complex analysis prof is good. he gives examples and answers questions well¹.

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Knock Knock Math Joke

-Knock knock!
-Who’s there?
-3 period.
-3 period?
-3 PERIOD IMPLIES CHAOS!

Seemed a lot funnier in my head after 27 hours awake.

Or more like 32 hours no sleep.

Then 2 hours sleep.

Then 6 hours no sleep.

Getting really loony.

Update: I got about 10 hours sleep last night and woke up refreshed.

Un Gars Marié

-Ça, c’est un gars marié! Tu devrais apprendre de lui.
That’s a married man! You should learn from him.
[Andrée-Anne to her boyfriend David when I filled her glass, Rose's glass and her boyfriend's glass before serving myself]

Skinny Jeans

-So, what do you think?
-About what?
-About skinny jeans on guys.
-Like Nat’s jeans? (pointing at Alex’s girlfriend Nat, who’s wearing skinny jeans)
-Yes but on a guy. I watched Star Académie last night and this douche was wearing canary yellow skinny jeans with a red top. I guess he tried to own them, but it didn’t really work out.
-I don’t think they work for me.
Caro, Rose and me

Breasts and Pectorals

-Watch out, I’m made of muscle!
-See these? (she says pointing at her boobs) These aren’t breasts, they’re pectorals!
Caro to me on our way to class

Legos and Math

by Herval, via Flickr

by Herval, via Flickr


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