Archive for date: December 8, 2006

Fab @ Home

December 8, 2006 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

As part of Pixar’s exhibition at the NYC MoMa, we created a rather large zoetrope of some of our Toy Story characters. You can see a movie of the thing in action here. It’s really very cool and nifty. Don’t know what a Zoetrope is? Wikipedia does, and is happy to tell you.. The figurines […]

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The Prime Game

December 8, 2006 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Recursivity: The Prime Game Ask a friend to write down a prime number. Bet them that you can always strike out 0 or more digits to get one of the following 26 primes: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 19, 41, 61, 89, 409, 449, 499, 881, 991, 6469, 6949, 9001, 9049, 9649, 9949, 60649, 666649, […]

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Seymour Papert hit by motorbike in Vietnam, in a coma

December 8, 2006 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

MIT Technology Expert in Coma in Vietnam – New York Times Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor emeritus Seymour Papert, 78, was among more than 100 international experts from 30 countries who had gathered in Hanoi this week for conference on teaching mathematics with digital technology. He was struck by a motorbike while crossing a busy […]

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Not Even Wrong

December 8, 2006 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

This article about a teacher is really, really terrible, and sent Good Math, Bad Math blogger Mark Chu-Carroll into quite a tizzy. It is quite absurd, for basically all the reasons he mentioned, but the thing which I found most disturbing was how illiterate (innumerate?) the comments to this story were on the BBC blog. […]

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