Fibonacci Numbers – not just calculation… application

Arthur Benjamin says in this TED Talk that there is a side of Mathematics that does not get the attention it deserves. He says that we spend so much time on the calculation but not enough time on the application. He encourages us to use Mathematics to train our thinking skills.

Math is logical, functional and just … awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that Mathematics can be inspiring, too!)


Maths – TEDEd videos explain concepts

TEDEd videos explore concepts visually and make learning so much more relevant. This Maths video explains the invention and development of logarithms and their use. In discussing the collaborative nature of the development of Logarithms this comment is made:
“Creativity isn’t only about going deeply into one’s field of work, it’s about cross-pollination between disciplines too.” Learning becomes so much more interesting and relevant when it is integrated and purposeful.

Calculators for every purpose – free!

The illustration below links to a blog post listing free online scientific and graphic calculators. Many do not need downloading as they are used online.

Google is now a graphing calculator. Enter the equation in the search bar and you get your graph. You can even do multiple functions, just separate them by a comma. You can also zoom and pan in the graphs. You can also do other calculator functions using the search bar.