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• Items created by me, Andrew Borne
• Articles from the web & news outlets
• Other stuff

   Created or gathered by Andrew

PDF The Best Ever unit circle printable  
PDF That Darn River boat Problem, example of a distance/rate/time question  
PDF Finding Polynomial Roots, three different ways, examples from advanced algebra
PDF How to manually compute square roots. From The Encyclopedia Britanica, 1961
PDF Multiplying Polynomials: using a box (or table)  
PDF Step-by-Step rendering of the Mandelbrot Set. Orbits & Iteration (high school level)  
PDF Blooms Taxonomy for Learning, Math emphesis, by Andrew Borne  
JPG Eight points on how to teach mechanical engineering  

   Podcasts, audio and video files

Mp4 VanGogh's paintings capture fluid dynamics and turbulent flow
Mp3 Datamining, Marketplace, Minnesota Public Radio, 8 Megs Sep 2010
Mp3 Introduction to Number Theory (6 minutes) easy to understand  
Mp3 NPR, Christmas by the Numbers (time: 4:40) 4.3 Megs Aug 2013
MP4 A bizzare proof of how the summation of the positive integers equals... -1/12th? Jan 2014
Mp3 Comedy Sketch from Wits, American Public Media, staring David Cross May 2014
MP3 TED Radio Hour: Why do we solve for x? 53 minutes May 2016
Mp3 On Faith, Krista Tippet interviews Mario Livio, author of Is God a Mathematician? June 2015
Mp4 The Map of Mathematics Feb 2017

   People in the field of Mathematics

PDF Andrew Wiles receives award for solving Ferman's Last Theorem Mar 2016
PDF Albert Einstein failed math as a child? No, he didn't.
PDF Obituary of Jaime Escalante, LA Times 2010
PDF Ada Lovelace wrote the world's first computer program...what did it do? Dec 2012
PDF The Multimillion-Dollar Minds of 5 Mathematical Masters, New York Times June 2014
PDF An Iranian woman wins the Fields Medal, the highest honor in mathematics. CNN Aug 2014
PDF Boo! The 'Witch' of Agnesi, a spooky curve by female mathematician Maria Agnesi  
PDF Three African American Women earn a Ph.D. in mathematics  

   Mathematics & Art

PDF The Painter who Entered the Fourth Dimension, BBC May 2016
PDF A beautiful photographic series of computers from the 1950's and 60's May 2016
PDF A look at the mathematics behind the works of M.C. Escher  
PDF A (happy) statistical analysis of the paintings of Bob Ross by Walt Hickey  
PDF The amazing mathematical art of Rafael Araujo, human-made drawings. Feb 2014
PDF Fractals, Graphics, and Mathematics Education, by Benoit B. Mandelbrot

   Collected Articles and Items

PDF Quora Answer: The Missing Dollar Problem
PDF Why are girls under-represented in higher math? Sep 2016
PDF Belphegor’s Prime. An Obscure Number Into a Scary Story Sep 2016
PDF Essay from Aeon Flux. See math in the world around you. Feb 2017
PPT The Beauty of Mathematics, unknown author  
PDF Math Advances Raise the Prospect of an Internet Security Crisis August 2013
PDF The Unreasonable Effectivness of Mathematics, by Eugene Wigner 1960
PPT The Beauty of Mathematics, unknown author  
PDF Al-Kwarazmi, "The Father of Algebra"
PDF Some Reasons for the Effectiveness of Fractals in Mathematics Education,
by Benoit B. Mandelbrot and Michael Frame
PDF Infinity: You can't get there from here! From Platonic Realms website
PDF Math Jokes, anecdotes and other funny quotes, Collected by Mike Cook even more!
PDF A primer on Zeno's Paradox, from Platonic Realms
PDF Mathematics and the spiritual dimensions, by Swami B. B. Visnu
PDF Greatest Math Discovery of all time? square root of 2 Nov 2016
PDF The Bumble Bee can't Fly Myth
PDF If Robots Run the World, What Should Students Learn?, Katrina Schwartz April 2013
PDF How Long is the coast of Britian?, by Benoit B. Mandelbrot 1967
PDF 666, A mathematical examination, by Mike Keith  
PDF The Rapunzel Number: The Math of Ponytails Feb 2012
PDF How Math is affecting advertizing in social media Aug 2013
PDF The amplituhedron: a Jewel at the heart of Quantum Physics, Quanta Magazine Sep 2013
PDF Understanding the Fourier transform, by Stewart Riffle Dec 2013
PDF Why do Americans stink at Math? New York Times Aug 2014
PDF Number Games: Dyscalculia Jan 2013
PDF Quora answers, The mysterious "Multiplication Wheel" of Oklahoma May 2016