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a: math ~
b: cartoonists

What:

See the link for a discussion of math and how to feel it, if you like.


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Writer: Kalid Azad
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Date: Aug 21 2014 5:38 PM



a: math ~
b: X-ray specs

What:

"In a world brimming with information, math is an important tool to help spot statistical glitches and everyday fallacies, but it's being lost. "Math is the science of not being wrong about things," he writes. "Knowing math is like wearing a pair of X-ray specs that reveal hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of the world."


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Writer: Jordan Ellenberg
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Date: Sep 2 2014 7:24 PM



a: Math ~
b: ladder

What:

"No step is too small to ignore," Mighton says. "Math is like a ladder. If you miss a step, sometimes you can't go on. And then you start losing your confidence and then the hierarchies develop. It's all interconnected."


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Writer: John Mighton
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Date: Sep 2 2014 7:29 PM



a: math ~
b: making cupcakes

What:

The linked paper is a study of students and the metaphors they used to understand some basic elements of math.
For example, addition as making cupcakes, subtraction as Getting out things from the bag and so on.


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Writer: Jessy Villorente-Saulo
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Date: Sep 2 2014 7:37 PM



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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.