Category Archives: Cool Ideas

Derooting with Radicals

My students were working in pairs on this problem, One group, looking for perfect square factors, had gotten this far, One person asked the other, “Now what?”  The other replied, “Just deroot the x to the eight and the y to the … Continue reading

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Chasing Infinity – 3D Version

The frequency of my blog posts have been diminishing more and more, or should I say, the wave length has been getting longer.  I attribute this mostly to my accession as math department chair.  I just haven’t had the time … Continue reading

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Infinity

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Similar Functions

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How Could I Resist?

I am reading A Course on Quantum Techniques for Stochastic Mechanics by John C. Baez and Jacob D. Biamonte in bits and pieces as I have time.  I am finally lost.  This is my fault since I haven’t stopped to do the exercises, but … Continue reading

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Cool Factoring Visualization

Check out this visualization of prime factorizations: Prime Number Patterns. Mouse around.  The actual numbers can be read at the bottom of the screen.

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Edging Coloring Complete Graphs – Two Examples

Dr. John Caughman from Portland State University presented our Kieval Lectures this year.  He described rainbow graphs and matching, rectangle graphs and lattice paths. I intended to take notes because of past experience but I got so interested that I just … Continue reading

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