Monthly Archives: March 2013

Link for the week: the history of data visualisation

One for the statisticians this week, along with all those who like maps and other ways to visualise information. Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization doesn’t exactly trip off the tongue, but it’s a … Continue reading

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Link for the week: effective revision

Not a specifically mathematical link this week, but one that might be of interest as exam season starts looming over the horizon… Here’s a post from the Neurobonkers blog looking at techniques for improving learning (actually, I’d say that most … Continue reading

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Link for the week: firehose jetpacks

One for the mechanics students this week… First, take a look at this video of the “Flyboard Family” (action starts just over 1 minute in; soundtrack may be best ignored). Then consider how/why one might be able to hover in … Continue reading

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Link for the week: lectures and ibises

This week’s link is to a short article by the mathematician Tom K├Ârner, “In Praise of Lectures”. It contains some good advice about getting the most out of maths lectures, as well as explaining why university maths teachers still make … Continue reading

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