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Posted by on in Keith Devlin
The great mathematician Karl Freidrich Gauss is frequently quoted as saying “What we need are notions, not notations.” [In “About the proof of Wilson's theorem,” Disquisitiones Arithmeticae (1801), Article 76.] While most mathematicians would agree that Gauss was correct in pointing out that concepts, not symbol manipulation, are at the heart of...
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Many math instructors use clickers in their larger lecture classes, and can cite numerous studies to show that they lead to more student attention and better learning. A recent research paper on clicker use devotes a page-long introductory section to a review of some of that literature. (Shapiro et al,...
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Posted by on in Events
ELC17 Embraces Cutting Edge Theme at August Event   Maricopa, AZ June 7th, 2017- Approximately 45% of all jobs will be replaced by artificial intelligence, machine learning or cognitive systems. The World Economic Forums identifies 5 technology trends that are transforming global commerce: internet of things, artificial intelligence, advanced robotics,...
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9th Annual Enterprise Learning! Conference Announces 6 Keynotes and 2 Awards Events at August 29th-30th Conference in San Diego, CA   Elearning! Media Group, the leader in learning and workplace technology media, announced the Enterprise Learning! Conference 2017 (ELC17) keynotes and event agenda. Registration is also now open. The event takes place...
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--Those with higher education see better health, graduation rates & technology access. By Catherine Upton, Elearning! Magazine National Center for Education Statistics released the “Condition of Education 2017” report this week; a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. The report is designed...
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Posted by on in Tech at Work
by Steve Wexler, Jeffrey Shaffer, and Andy Cotgreave,   As the business world becomes ever more complex (and less and less forgiving), the ability to show data in a meaningful way—without overwhelming people or leading them to the wrong conclusions—has become a foundational skill for all leaders. The good news is there...
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Posted by on in Keith Devlin
My May post is more than a little late. The initial delay was caused by a mountain of other deadlines. When I did finally start to come up for air, there just did not seem to be any suitable math stories floating around to riff off, but I did not...
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Posted by on in Strategy & Leadership
The Making of an Exceptional CEO What makes one CEO better than another? McKinsey Group studied 600 CEOs tenures across the Fortune 500 from 2004 to 2014.  How was success defined? Performance. These CEOs lead organizations that exceeded their industry averages. Some took laggard companies and reinvented them, while others...
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By Ryan Rose In fantasy sports, participants put together a “dream team” based on predictive analytics, such as how this quarterback has performed statistically in the past three games or how that pitcher has interacted with left-handed batters historically. Similarly, horseracing fans take predictive analytics very seriously. Bets can be...
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Posted by on in Keith Devlin
The first reviews of my new book Finding Fibonacci have just come out, and I have started doing promotional activities to try to raise awareness. As I expected,  one of the first reviews I saw featured a picture of the Nautilus shell (no connection to Fibonacci or the Golden Ratio),...
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Posted by on in Keith Devlin
Devlin makes a pilgrimage to Pisa to see thestatue of Leonardo Fibonacci in 2002. In 1983, I did something that would turn out to have a significant influence on the direction my career would take. Frustrated by the lack of coverage of mathematics in the weekly science section of my...
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Forbes WelcomeCLOSE More Options If you don't honor and treasure what's closest to you, it's really hard to ask, believe and receive something that's even broader and larger. Meighan Stone Original linkOriginal author: Jeanne Meister...
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Posted by on in Keith Devlin
For many of us, the linked video of Hans Rosling's 2006 TED Talk was our first encounter with the Swedish academic and his powerful data visualization tools Trendalyzer and Gapminder. I don't know when he first gave that talk, but over the ensuing years he gave essentially the same presentation...
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By Ryan Rose, head of customer experience & product design, Cisco Collaborative Knowledge, Cisco We live in a world that seems almost predisposed to tell us where we are weak. When you ask most people to point out their weaknesses, the answer comes rather easily. Ask them about their strengths,...
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Two years ago, there was a sudden, viral spike in online discussion of the Ramanujan identity 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + . . . = –1/12 This identity had been lying around in the mathematical literature since the famous Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan included it...
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Forbes WelcomeCLOSE More Options Finding out what you love to do is a great feat in and of itself. Derek Dolin Original linkOriginal author: Jeanne Meister...
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Posted by on in Guests
It’s been two years since I last wrote a post to this blog. Originally, that hiatus came about because other issues took most of my time, and besides, my Coursera MOOC Introduction to Mathematical Thinking had reached a steady state, and the only input required of me was to show up...
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Posted by on in Guests
It’s been two years since I last wrote a post to this blog. Originally, that hiatus came about because other issues took most of my time, and besides, my Coursera MOOC Introduction to Mathematical Thinking had reached a steady state, and the only input required of me was to show up...
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The author climbing the locally-notorious Country View Road just south of San Jose, CA As regular readers may know, one of my consuming passions in life besides mathematics is cycling. Living in California, where serious winters were wisely banned many years ago, on any weekend throughout the year you are...
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Keith Devlin mails his completed election ballot. What does math have to say about his act? With the United States is the final throes of a presidential election, my mind naturally turned to the decidedly tricky matter of election math. Voting provides a great illustration of how mathematics – which...
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