Archive for October, 2009

Blog Action Day

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

This year's Blog Action Day is devoted to the theme of Climate Change and an understanding of mathematics is certainly essential for anyone involved in making making decisions about how to respond to this issue (which in a democracy is presumably all of us). The choice of Math and Climate as the theme of this […]

FAQ for Universities Interested in WPMu

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Since my institution has started using WPMu for faculty and departmental websites I had better have a look at this from bavatuesdays (which came to meĀ  via Stephen Downes).

xkcd - A Webcomic - Locke and Demosthenes

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

xkcd - A Webcomic - Locke and Demosthenes.

How to remember trig ratios

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Inventing cute mnemonics is fun, and the process of inventing and checking them may help reinforce the definitions, but beyond that they really are useless - and I believe they do more harm than good when people actually try to use them. It takes much more time (and mental effort) to correctly recall and decode […]