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Posts Tagged ‘math’

Higher Mathematics, Truth, and Beauty

Friday, April 11th, 2008

I made some pretty cinnamon cookies with my magic cookie press last night. I hope you find them charming, but I have to admit that I am a piker in the decorative cookie department compared with the Evil Mad Scientist. Click on that link and prepare to be astounded. The sudden serendipitous appearance of fractal cookies […]

Math, Choir, and Evil

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

We may have hit a new low in choir practice. There was the usual amount of complaining and bickering. It is all good-natured and is sort of a tradition. The kind of thing where, as a newcomer, you have to be assured that it is in fact appropriate in the culture of these people, and […]

Necessary Math

Monday, September 18th, 2006

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has come out with a new set of recommendations for the teaching of math. Headlines on the subject have said things like “Back to the Basics” and “No More Fuzzy Math,” but that is just the irritating way headlines fail to jibe with reality. In fact, the new […]

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