Richard Armitage is underutilized in math instruction, I feel

Richard Armitage and Daniela Denby-Ashe in episode 4 of North & South. Source:

~ by Servetus on March 16, 2017.

10 Responses to “Richard Armitage is underutilized in math instruction, I feel”

  1. Brilliant! The things we can learn from him! Obviously not just a pretty face!

  2. Wow! Such a coincidence! I just re- x (lost count 😉 ) watched this on YT only a few hours ago! Still gets to me after all these years. Too bad they didn’t release a CD of the sound track.

    • Yes,it is a pity. But on YT you can find the full sound track. Sometimes when I have to sew sth. or to seam I hear it as background music. Btw I don’t like sewing.

  3. Der Praxistest. So haucht man trockener Mathematik Leben ein.

  4. It’s nice to see your RA instruction extending beyond vocabulary and into STEM areas. Perhaps a chemistry lesson could be next?

    • 🙂
      CHIMIE: Dans le Hobbit 2, je vous propose de vous pencher:
      – sur la nature chimique du gaz qui étourdit Bilbo Baggins (Bilbon Sacquet), dans la forêt de Mirkwood (la Forêt Noire), des champignons, des plantes en décomposition? CO2 CH4 H2S…?
      – ou l’étude des gaz dégagés par les poissons avariés. Leur nom savant sont méthylamines, composés soufrés, aldéhydes, acides gras volatils.

      PHYSIQUE: J’ai déjà suggéré les execices:
      – sur la fusion de l’or. Est-ce que le volume de liquide en or est suffisant pour couvrir le dragon?( Il y a une version plus difficile pour classe préparatoire d’ingénieurs scientifiques.
      – sur l’étude des lois de la mécanique des fluides, pour l’épisode des barils: écoulement laminaire versus écoulement tourbillonnant, liquide fluide ou visqueux? (équation de Navier, équation de Navier-Stokes, équation d’Euler et théorème de Bernoulli….)
      Bon courage!

  5. Il y a t-il toujours une logique unique dans les mathématiques? Non car 1+1 ne fait pas toujours 2. Incapable de vous l’expliquer moi-même, je vous laisse dans les mains de Jin Pak, works at Balboa Rv Park, Written 13 Sep 2014.
    Conventional 1 + 1 = 2 True (sometimes!)
    Binary 1 + 1 = 10 There is no 2 in binary.
    Boolean logic 1 AND 1 = 1 This means True and True is True (see below).
    Roman or Egyptian 1 + 1 = 11 In unary number systems, two is represented by the symbol for one, twice.
    Greek + = The symbol is iota, which represents ten. or kappa is twenty.
    Mod 2 1 + 1 = 0 Modular arithmetic is circular. For Mod 2, you divide by 2, and the answer is the remainder. So 25 mod 2 is 1, and 12 mode 2 is 0.
    Rounding 1 + 1 = 3 This might surprise you! But you can get this effect with rounding. 1.4 + 1.4 = 2.8. But if each number is rounded to the nearest whole number, then you do get 1 + 1 = 3. Try it on the arithmetic calculator set to whole numbers.
    BODMAS 1 + 1 x 2 = 3
    not 4
    If you replace 1+1 with 2 before doing the multiplication, you will get the incorrect answer of 4.
    English one as a pronoun “If something happened to one and one didn’t know what to do…” You can’t replace one and one with two there!
    All right, this is a bit of fun! But it does show some important ideas. It’s important to realise that rounding can lead to unexpected results as above. It can happen in real life. For example, if you make a report of money, rounded to the nearest pound, then sum the unrounded money and round the result to the nearest pound, you may get a different answer than if you sum the rounded money. Perhaps it might be a good idea to say plus rather than and if that is what you mean, so you avoid confusion with Boolean AND.

    • yes, I’m familiar with non-Arabic number systems and some boolean operators (which I use when I do computer searches). I was really just trying to be cute 🙂

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