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Dave Truss

Savouring the Ish: My Story of Change in Education: Student Voice and Physical Space - 4 views

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    "are we teaching students what to think or are we teaching them how to think?"
Dave Truss

2011 Mathematical Art Exhibition - Mathematical Imagery Presented by the American Mathe... - 22 views

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    The connection between mathematics and art goes back thousands of years. Mathematics has been used in the design of Gothic cathedrals, Rose windows, oriental rugs, mosaics and tilings. Geometric forms were fundamental to the cubists and many abstract expressionists, and award-winning sculptors have used topology as the basis for their pieces.
Dave Truss

Change We Can Believe In - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com (Calculus) - 8 views

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    But the final answer is worth the struggle. It reveals that the fastest path obeys a relationship known as Snell's law. What's spooky is that nature obeys it, too. Snell's law describes how light rays bend when they pass from air into water, as they do when shining into a swimming pool.... The eerie point is that light behaves as if it were considering all possible paths and automatically taking the best one. Nature - cue the theme from "The Twilight Zone" - somehow knows calculus.
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