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Problem Solving Moment in the Classroom #6: Pre-Calculus by @JamesTanton

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Problem Solving Moment in the Classroom #5: Algebra by @JamesTanton

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Tell students where to apply them as well, otherwise your wishful teaching will fail. 😂👽😉

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Problem Solving Moment in the Classroom #4: Algebra by @JamesTanton

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Jennifer Chayes, Microsoft Research, will present will present MAA Centennial Lecture 2, "Network Science: From the Online World to Cancer Genomics" at MAA MathFest 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Abstract: Everywhere we turn these days, we find that networks can be used to describe relevant interactions. In the high tech world, we see the Internet, the World Wide Web, mobile phone networks, and a variety of online social networks. In economics, we are increasingly experiencing both the positive and negative effects of a global networked economy. In epidemiology, we find disease spreading over our ever-growing social networks, complicated by mutation of the disease agents. In biomedical research, we are beginning to understand the structure of gene regulatory networks, with the prospect of using this understanding to manage many human diseases. In this talk, I look quite generally at some of the models we are using to describe these networks, processes we are studying on the networks, algorithms we have devised for the networks, and finally, methods we are developing to indirectly infer network structure from measured data. I'll discuss in some detail particular applications to cancer genomics, applying network algorithms to suggest possible drug targets for certain kinds of cancer.

Register for MAA MathFest at http://bit.ly/MF15-register #MAAthFest

Abstract: Everywhere we turn these days, we find that networks can be used to describe relevant interactions. In the high tech world, we see the Internet, the World Wide Web, mobile phone networks, and a variety of online social networks. In economics, we are increasingly experiencing both the positive and negative effects of a global networked economy. In epidemiology, we find disease spreading over our ever-growing social networks, complicated by mutation of the disease agents. In biomedical research, we are beginning to understand the structure of gene regulatory networks, with the prospect of using this understanding to manage many human diseases. In this talk, I look quite generally at some of the models we are using to describe these networks, processes we are studying on the networks, algorithms we have devised for the networks, and finally, methods we are developing to indirectly infer network structure from measured data. I'll discuss in some detail particular applications to cancer genomics, applying network algorithms to suggest possible drug targets for certain kinds of cancer.

Register for MAA MathFest at http://bit.ly/MF15-register #MAAthFest

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Erik Demaine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will present MAA Centennial Lecture 1 "Replicators, Transformers, and Robot Swarms: Science Fiction through Geometric Algorithms" at MAA MathFest 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Abstract: Science fiction is a great inspiration for science. How can we build reconfigurable robots like Transformers or Terminator 2? How can we build Star Trek-style replicators that duplicate or mass-produce a given shape at the nano scale? How can we orchestrate the motion of a large swarm of robots? Recently we've been exploring possible answers to these questions through computational geometry, in the settings of reconfigurable robots (both modular and folding robots that can become any possible shape), robot swarms (which may be so small and simple that they have no identity), and self-assembly (building computers and replicators out of DNA tiles).

Register for MAA MathFest at bit.ly/MF15-register #MAAthFest

Abstract: Science fiction is a great inspiration for science. How can we build reconfigurable robots like Transformers or Terminator 2? How can we build Star Trek-style replicators that duplicate or mass-produce a given shape at the nano scale? How can we orchestrate the motion of a large swarm of robots? Recently we've been exploring possible answers to these questions through computational geometry, in the settings of reconfigurable robots (both modular and folding robots that can become any possible shape), robot swarms (which may be so small and simple that they have no identity), and self-assembly (building computers and replicators out of DNA tiles).

Register for MAA MathFest at bit.ly/MF15-register #MAAthFest

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Karen Smith, University of Michigan, will be the Earle Raymond Hedrick Lecturer at MAA MathFest 2015 in Washington, D.C. The title of her Hedrick Lecture Series is Algebra Over Finite Fields.

Hedrick Lecture 1

Wednesday, August 5, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Starting with a little trick I learned in third grade to check my multiplication homework, I'll share my fascination with algebra as it grew through middle school, high school, college and eventually led to research in characteristic p rings. Along the way, I'll point out the importance of many mentors and teachers who led me to eventually pursue my career in mathematics.

Hedrick Lecture 2

Friday, August 7, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

In the second talk, I will explain how doing algebra over finite fields can deepen our understanding of geometry. Specifically, I'll discuss how understanding solutions to polynomials over finite fields can help understand the geometry of algebraic varieties defined by real or complex polynomials. Miraculously, rings of characteristic p have some very special properties that can be powerful tools in analyzing them, often replacing tools like integration for real manifolds.

Hedrick Lecture 3

Saturday, August 8, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

In the third talk, I will explain some of these recent tools in “characteristic p” algebra---specifically Frobenius splitting and related tools--- which have made an impact on different areas of math, including the minimal model program for complex algebraic varieties and cluster algebras in combinatorics/representation theory. Some of this work is joint work with my PhD students and post-docs.

Register for MAA MathFest at http://bit.ly/MF15-register #MAAthFest

Hedrick Lecture 1

Wednesday, August 5, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Starting with a little trick I learned in third grade to check my multiplication homework, I'll share my fascination with algebra as it grew through middle school, high school, college and eventually led to research in characteristic p rings. Along the way, I'll point out the importance of many mentors and teachers who led me to eventually pursue my career in mathematics.

Hedrick Lecture 2

Friday, August 7, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

In the second talk, I will explain how doing algebra over finite fields can deepen our understanding of geometry. Specifically, I'll discuss how understanding solutions to polynomials over finite fields can help understand the geometry of algebraic varieties defined by real or complex polynomials. Miraculously, rings of characteristic p have some very special properties that can be powerful tools in analyzing them, often replacing tools like integration for real manifolds.

Hedrick Lecture 3

Saturday, August 8, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

In the third talk, I will explain some of these recent tools in “characteristic p” algebra---specifically Frobenius splitting and related tools--- which have made an impact on different areas of math, including the minimal model program for complex algebraic varieties and cluster algebras in combinatorics/representation theory. Some of this work is joint work with my PhD students and post-docs.

Register for MAA MathFest at http://bit.ly/MF15-register #MAAthFest

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Good for her!!!! So proud! Just an anonymous admirer of people who aren't idiots,, : )

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Buy I, Mathematician and get 50% off* A Mathematician Comes of Age. Hurry! This deal ends Tuesday, March 31.

I, Mathematician

Peter Casazza, Steven G. Krantz and Randi D. Ruden, Editors

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Mathematicians have pondered the psychology of the members of our tribe probably since mathematics was invented, but for certain since Hadamard's The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field. The editors asked two dozen prominent mathematicians (and one spouse thereof) to ruminate on what makes us different. The answers they got are thoughtful, interesting and thought-provoking.

I, Mathematician

Peter Casazza, Steven G. Krantz and Randi D. Ruden, Editors

http://t.co/inUn3Sdsfb

Mathematicians have pondered the psychology of the members of our tribe probably since mathematics was invented, but for certain since Hadamard's The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field. The editors asked two dozen prominent mathematicians (and one spouse thereof) to ruminate on what makes us different. The answers they got are thoughtful, interesting and thought-provoking.

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Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 133 birthday of Emmy Noethers!

Emmy Noether was among the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century. Daughter of algebraist Max Noether, she studied at Erlangen, and then attended lectures by Hilbert, Klein, and Minkowski at Göttingen. Erlangen eventually allowed her, though a woman, to take her doctorate under Paul Gordan in 1907. In 1919 Hilbert and Klein persuaded Göttingen to grant her Habilitation. In 1924 van der Waerden studied with her; much of the second volume of his influential Moderne Algebra is her work. Her major achievements include the foundation of the general theory of ideals, and the study of non-commutative algebras, their representations by linear transformations, and their application to commutative algebras. She also contributed to invariant theory, and suggested constructing combinatorial topology through the theory of Abelian groups. Dismissed from Göttingen in 1933 because she was Jewish, she moved to the United States, where she taught at Bryn Mawr until the end of her life.

In celebration of Women's History Month, the MAA has collected photographs and brief bios of notable female mathematicians from its Women of Mathematics poster. http://bit.ly/1Fw4UeF

#googledoodle #womenshistorymonth #womeninmath

Emmy Noether was among the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century. Daughter of algebraist Max Noether, she studied at Erlangen, and then attended lectures by Hilbert, Klein, and Minkowski at Göttingen. Erlangen eventually allowed her, though a woman, to take her doctorate under Paul Gordan in 1907. In 1919 Hilbert and Klein persuaded Göttingen to grant her Habilitation. In 1924 van der Waerden studied with her; much of the second volume of his influential Moderne Algebra is her work. Her major achievements include the foundation of the general theory of ideals, and the study of non-commutative algebras, their representations by linear transformations, and their application to commutative algebras. She also contributed to invariant theory, and suggested constructing combinatorial topology through the theory of Abelian groups. Dismissed from Göttingen in 1933 because she was Jewish, she moved to the United States, where she taught at Bryn Mawr until the end of her life.

In celebration of Women's History Month, the MAA has collected photographs and brief bios of notable female mathematicians from its Women of Mathematics poster. http://bit.ly/1Fw4UeF

#googledoodle #womenshistorymonth #womeninmath

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Problem Solving Moment in the Classroom #3: Geometry by @JamesTanton

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Problem Solving Moment in the Classroom #2: Why Base 10? by @JamesTanton

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Close the #InnovationDeficit Coalition Commends Introduction of American Innovation Act http://bit.ly/1DBayeM

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Chartier and his students presented a way to show the efficiency of every five-man lineup that Davidson used in games. As Chartier explained, a player may not produce individual statistics that indicate he is making an important contribution on the court, but by looking at the players in a group, their role becomes clearer.

“It kind of blew us away,” Matt McKillop said, “and when they explained the way we could look at lineups and see how we were most efficient offensively and defensively, it really opened our eyes up to the possibility.”

Today, Bob McKillop considers Chartier and his group an integral part of the staff.

#marchmadness #marchmadness2015

“It kind of blew us away,” Matt McKillop said, “and when they explained the way we could look at lineups and see how we were most efficient offensively and defensively, it really opened our eyes up to the possibility.”

Today, Bob McKillop considers Chartier and his group an integral part of the staff.

#marchmadness #marchmadness2015

A math professor and his students presented a way to show the efficiency of every five-man lineup that No. 24 Davidson used in games this season.

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