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Mathe-Abitur – too difficult?

Maybe I should write this in German. But why not in English? After all, we need more European standards in education. And the discussion may be of interest to students in other nations. Be aware, however, that the levels of … Weiterlesen

13. Mai 2019 von mga010
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EMT – Simulation of the Two Child Problem

The two child problem is a problem in probability theory with a solution that seems paradox on first sight. I wrote about that problem before. Let me repeat the explanation and do a simulation to convince everybody that the solution … Weiterlesen

30. April 2019 von mga010
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Ellipse Geometry – a Problem

I found the following nice problem in my Facebook account. Facebook, however, is a miracle to me and I am always unable to find a posting a second time. Unless you answer something silly like „Following“ it is lost. The best … Weiterlesen

01. März 2019 von mga010
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Wie funktioniert Mathematik?

Ich kam kürzlich auf einen Blogeintrag von „Halbtagsblog“ über das Mathematik. Dort wird ein Bild gezeigt, dessen Inhalt man erst nach geraumer Zeit erkennt, weil er durch eine Schwarz/Weiß-Filter verfremdet ist. Die meisten sehen das Dargestellte erst, nachdem man Ihnen gesagt hat, wonach … Weiterlesen

20. Dezember 2018 von mga010
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Smartphones, Schulen und Digitale Initiative

Die Bundesregierung plant angeblich eine digitale Initiative, um die im Vergleich zu anderen Ländern an deutschen Schulen zurückliegende digitale Infrastuktur zu verbessern. Zumindest taucht eine solche Initiative immer wieder in Sonntagsreden auf, mit dem Hinweis darauf, dass Deutschland für die … Weiterlesen

31. Oktober 2018 von mga010
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Is Math the Language of the Universe?

To call math the language of the universe sounds great for mathematicians and propagates it to being sort of a divine subject. If God made the university with math we mathematicians become untouchable priests. That is nice and feels good. But … Weiterlesen

08. August 2018 von mga010
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About Infinity

I recently came across one of the many videos on Youtube dealing with the problem of infinity. At the end of this posting, I am going to link some interesting ones for you. But the one I want to talk … Weiterlesen

19. Juli 2018 von mga010
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A Manifest for better University Teaching in Math

The Current State Teaching at the university level is completely different from teaching in schools. We assume that adults are capable of autonomous, self-guided learning. Thus we teach by „reading“ to them. In math, that is writing on a blackboard. … Weiterlesen

14. Juni 2018 von mga010
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The „One More Ace?“ Problem

Let me tackle another problem of statistics. I found it on a web page among other problems of the silly kind like „Is 0.999..<1?“. But actually, this one is a real problem that can provide insight into statistical thinking. It is … Weiterlesen

04. Juni 2018 von mga010
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A Problem on Probability

I just found an old problem in Spiegel Online (see here). The problem is absolutely mind-boggling. It goes as follows. Three prisoners A, B and C are told that two of them will come free on the next day. You … Weiterlesen

13. Februar 2018 von mga010
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