Quantum Computing (Part 0): A Brief Introduction

These days, the vogue in science and technology is all things quantum, especially in the continuously-advancing frontiers of computation and data analysis. Applications such as AI and crunching through Big Data require ever-faster processing of ever-larger datasets. The amount of data generated by companies such as Google and Facebook is [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Getting ideas into action: Statway and Quantway networked improvement communities

Siyaphumelela Conference 2017, The Wanders Club, Johannesburg 28 June 2017 Getting ideas into action: Statway and Quantway networked improvement communities Bernadine Chuck Fong, Carnegie Math Pathways Andre Freedman, Capital Community College It’s an exciting time to be tackling problems that appear to be worldwide. The Carnegie Foundation is in California, [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Radically transforming mathematics learning experiences: Lessons from the Carnegie Math Pathways

Siyaphumelela Conference 2017, The Wanders Club, Johannesburg http://www.siyaphumelela.org.za/conf/2017/#! Carnegie Foundation Math Pathways Workshop 27 June 2017 Andre Freedman, Capital Community College, Connecticut Bernadine Chuck Fong, Carnegie Math Pathways Workshop goals: Learn about the design, goals, implementations of Carnegie Math Pathways Experience Pathways lessons Engage in design tasks to improve student [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|0 Comments

On the place of struggle within Mathematics – how to truly get rid of distractions

I have had a lot of conversations with students over the last couple of weeks which made me want to write this post. I apologise in advance that it will be rather long. It's also important to state that this message doesn't hold for everyone, but it is worth seriously [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|13 Comments

Lecturer/Senior lecturer position available in the UCT department of Maths and Applied Maths

The Department of Maths and Applied Maths at UCT has a position open at the level of lecturer or senior lecturer. The advert can be found here: SCI_17099_L_SL_MAM Applications in all areas of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics will be considered. Minimum requirements include: For the level of Lecturer: A PhD [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Numeric Teaching Fellowships – Applications Now Open – Please Share!

Enjoy teaching? Passionate about Maths? Want to earn your teaching qualification? Apply for a Teaching Fellowship with the  Numeric Teaching Academy! The Numeric Teaching Academy (NTA) provides Teaching Fellowships for university graduates to train to become maths teachers. This one-year program consists of three main components: the post-graduate certification in education [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

FYE Conference 2017 – Claire Blackman: Modelling learning, unlearning and relearning in large classes

Modelling learning, unlearning and relearning in large classes Claire Blackman, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, UCT Presentation at the SANRC First Year Experience (FYE) conference, Johannesburg 24- - 26 May 2017 Context: Claire teachers first year commerce students who do not necessarily want to do maths. Alvin Toffler quote: [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|1 Comment

Digital Storytelling

From Health Professional to Film Producer in One Easy Workshop: Creating Digital Stories Penny Gill, CPUT Presentation at the SANRC First Year Experience (FYE) conference, J0hannesburg 24 - 26 May 2017 A digital story is -        a short, first person multi-media video narrative that documents human life experiences ideas or feelings through [...]

By | May 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Finding Fibonacci, by Keith Devlin – a review

This book was sent to me by the publisher as a review copy. I have a terrible admission to make. I came to this book with a paltry knowledge of Fibonacci (Leonardo of Pisa). The knowledge that I thought that I had was quickly shown in fact to be incorrect, [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Proof by Contradiction

The concept of proof by contradiction refers to taking a statement and assuming the opposite is true. When assuming the opposite is true we begin to further examine the our 'opposite' statement and reach to a conclusion which doesn't add up or in simple terms is absurd. Take the case: [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|0 Comments
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