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  1. Poincaré and the Subconscious

    This week I had reason to refer to Poincaré and the Subconscious. Of course, Henri Poincaré was one of the last polymaths who was good at all area of mathematics. He lived in the last half of the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century. Poincaré believed in...

  2. Life lessons from differential equations

    John D. Cook, who maintains a rich blog on things mathematical at http://www.johndcook.com/blog on Solving Hard Problems with the motto “Singular Value Consulting” posted the following material on 23 July 2015. Life lessons from differential equations Ten life lessons from...

  3. SIMIODE Needs Support

    For several years now SIMIODE has been fully supported by one family with some help earlier this year from COMAP. We have now realized we need to broaden that base of support and so we have applied for and been grated 501(c)3 NonProfit Educational Organization status by the IRS. This permits us,...

  4. Biking into Trees with SIMIODE T-shirt

    We have news from SIMIODE member, Tim Pennings. He  is the author of a way cool article,  “Do dogs know calculus?” about his little dog Elvis which was published in the College Mathematics Journal in 2003 (34(3): 178-182). Here is the abstract, “In all calculus books...

  5. Math Insight - A Place To Be

    Probably like many of you, we wander around the Internet looking for good things mathematically and pedagogically. Once in a while we stumble across a real gem and Math Insight is such a gem. The group describes itself  this way, "The Math Insight web site contains both narrative pages...

  6. Checking out what is on the other side of the fence

    As I wander the  internet looking for colleagues who are doing modeling in differential equations I stumble upon lots, I mean lots, of peripheral or related materials. One type of material is what I would call review material or prep materials for cognate courses. Often, these are notes on...

  7. School starts

    After teaching mathematics from 1964 onward at various colleges, universities, and academies there is an acquired biorhythm that is hard to suppress once the required ritual of school starts ends. However, it is not a biorhythm I wish to suppress. Rather I like the feeling, but without the...

  8. Wave of the future and it is good for mathematics

    I was working in the food court area tonight at MAA MathFest in Columbus OH and the huge area was silent. No doubt because others were not redoing their presentations for tomorrow as I was, but rather were out enjoying Columbus with mathematics friends.  Suddenly from the various entries to...

  9. What babies know about physics

    In an Opinion piece, entitled,  What Babies Know About Physics and Foreign Languages, in the New York Times Sunday Review, 30 July 2016, Alison Gopnik  writes “It’s not just that young children don’t need to be taught in order to learn. In fact, studies show that...

  10. IBL World

    The very active and supportive IBL (Inquiry Based Learning) community in the form of the Academy of Inquiry Based Learning has a terrific web page with lots of resources.  There is an IBL Blog Playlist with lots of rich resources and narratives under broad topic areas such as Nuts and...

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