Apr. 18th, 2012

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Landofnowhere and gleameil, you now have your challenges. :)

Tiamat360 asked me to write about "the maths, for lay people". I have decided to take massive poetic license on this, so I hope the following makes *some* sense, and is entertaining. But don't take it too seriously.

If you're truly a "lay person", that is you're not a scientist or a geek, then you are still doing math a lot of the time...

problem-solving intuitions )
Abstraction )
Modeling )
What mathematicians do )

Math is strange. Thanks for asking. :)

Oh, and for the curious, I'm going to post a link to a beautiful classic article about K-12 math education, even though I disagree with it on many counts.
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My cat is named Flux. She was born about November 2008 we think. I like her. I even have a filter for occasional posts about her (by the way, if you want to opt in, either comment on any Dreamwidth entry so I'll get an email notification, or comment on my most recent LJ entry). But I don't really love her.

How this works )

A link to the shirt I ordered because Flux does some of these things when I'm trying to work.

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