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A Mathematical Model for Human Intelligence

People have been trying to figure out what intelligence is, and how it differs from person to person, for centuries. Much has been written on the subject, and some of this work has helped people. Unfortunately, much harm has been … Continue reading

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On Teaching Students with Asperger’s Syndrome

Teaching students with Asperger’s Syndrome is a challenge. As a teacher who also has Asperger’s, I have some suggestions for how to do this, and wish to share them. Keep the administrators at your school informed about what you are … Continue reading

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How I Hit My Personal Mathematical Wall: Integral Calculus

To the best of my recollection, this is the first time I have written publicly on the subject of calculus. The fundamental reason for this, explained in detail below, is something I rarely experience: embarrassment. Unless this is the first time … Continue reading

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The Human Reaction, When Mathematics No Longer Seems to Make Sense: What Is This Sorcery?

Unless you understand all of mathematics — and absolutely no one does — there is a point, for each of us, where mathematics no longer makes sense, at least at that moment. Subjectively, this can make the mathematics beyond this … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Uselessness

Given the name of this blog, and the familiarity of the number pictured above, I’m sure you recognize it as the beginning of my favorite number, pi. On various websites, you can find far more digits than are shown above. … Continue reading

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Mark Twain, on Education and Cats

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