Miscellaneous Math Facts

  • Einstein's Secret To Thinking
    Everyone knows that Einstein was a genius. What you may not realize is that some of his genius came from surrounding himself with other geniuses. Michael Michalko has a great blog article about Einstein's brainstorming. Michalko refers to David Bohm's research into some of Einstein's breakthroughs and their relation to his friendship with Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. The three regularly brainstormed, dialogued and worked through theories and problems together. As a result, they experienced breakthroughs in their work. How could 3 such prominent physicists maintain such close ties without letting their egos get in the way?  Read more about EINSTEIN'S SECRET TO THINKING.
    Posted Mar 14, 2016, 5:52 AM by Jim Pardun
  • This Simple Tip Could Change How You Perform At Mathematics
    Who knew that learning mathematics could be this easy?  All you need is a finger.  Read all about it.
    Posted Feb 1, 2016, 7:09 AM by Jim Pardun
  • New Prime Number Found - January 2016
    The newest prime number has been found using the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS),  Read all about it .
    Posted Jan 23, 2016, 6:32 PM by Jim Pardun
  • A Clock That A Mathematician Could Love
    I present to you the Fibonacci Clock, a clock for nerds with style. Beautiful and fun at the same time, the clock uses the famous Fibonacci sequence to display time in a brand new way.  The Fibonacci Clock has been designed for curious and inventive people who like a time piece that keeps them on their toes.  To read more about it, or to buy one, click on this link.
    Posted Jan 6, 2016, 12:24 PM by Jim Pardun
  • The Tau Manifesto
    A special thanks to my Precalculus student, Noah Hewett, for bringing this to my attention.  For millennia, the circle has been considered the most perfect of shapes, and the circle constant captures the geometry of the circle in a single number. Of course, the traditional choice for the circle constant is π—but, as mathematician Bob Palais notes in his delightful article “π Is Wrong!”, π is wrong. It’s time to set things right.  Check this out.
    Posted Aug 29, 2015, 3:10 PM by Jim Pardun
  • 6 Insane True Statistics That Laugh in the Face of Logic
    There are all sorts of ways that probability works like BLACK MAGIC.  Here are some strange but true probabilities that will have you thinking twice.
    Posted May 19, 2015, 1:22 PM by Jim Pardun
  • For Those Who Are "Not Good" At Math
    This article appeared in the USA Today during the summer of 2014 and is a MUST READ.  Please read it and let me know your thoughts on the information that is stated.
    Posted Jul 11, 2014, 10:59 AM by Jim Pardun
  • 8 Codes That We Can't Crack
    Do you like cracking secret codes?  Want to gain fame and fortune by being a cryptologist?  Check out this article featuring 8 messages, some dating back to 1885 that still need to be cracked.  Mysteries, buried treasure, CIA secrecy, a manuscript, a love letter, war messages, and letters from a murderer.  It's all here if you want to read more about it.
    Posted May 22, 2014, 6:33 PM by Jim Pardun
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Classroom Happenings

  • Student of the Week

    Student of the week #11 ‎‎(2015)‎‎.pptx

    Posted Feb 12, 2016, 10:03 AM by Jim Pardun
  • The "Gil" Theorem
    Gil Vazamim is known to think outside the box on a regular basis, but today he went above and beyond by deriving a method to create a perfect square trinomial from an ordinary trinomial.  What is generally known as "completing the square" has now been renamed to "The Gil Theorem"  Keep thinking, Gil
    Posted Feb 5, 2016, 11:59 AM by Jim Pardun
  • Students of The Week

    Student of the week #10 ‎(2015)‎.pptx

    Congratulations to our Students of the Week.
    Posted Jan 22, 2016, 6:43 AM by Jim Pardun
  • Final Exam Review Solutions
    Posted Jan 7, 2016, 11:25 AM by Jim Pardun
  • Course Recommendations For Mathematics
    It's time to communicate what courses you would like to take next year.  Take a look at our department flow chart and then fill out this form to communicate your desired course for next year.
    Posted Jan 6, 2016, 7:22 AM by Jim Pardun
  • Turski Is No 'Square' When It Comes To Geometric Puzzles
    Erick Turski became the first student to solve the "snake" puzzle donated to Mr. Pardun's classroom by Natt Hornbostel.  Many students have attempted the puzzle but Turski was the first person to transform the snake into a cube.  Nice job Erick!  
    Posted Dec 23, 2015, 3:47 PM by Jim Pardun
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