Math for seven-year-olds: graph coloring, chromatic numbers, and Eulerian paths and circuits

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"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth. Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.   …. Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful. The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.  ….
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything. This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”

Thank

“and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them.”
real glad we’re just learning this now 

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monobeartheater:

metalliccolouredtitan:

gallopingtormaunt:

breastmilkontherocks:

"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.

….
Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
….

They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”

Thank

and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them.”

real glad we’re just learning this now 

information that shocks literally no one who’s under 30

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[Necessary] Mathematical Background [for programmers]

pachanka:

I really wish someone would have sent me this link when I started programming 10 years ago. It would have made my life a lot easier.

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peterfromtexas:

Paper smartphone

peterfromtexas:

Paper smartphone

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forvillelser:

Repl Electric - the-stars

Live coded in Overtone and Shadertone using Clojure.
Performed in London.

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shipcomingthrough:

Just watch it.

oh……my fucking

No, seriously. Watch the video.

but guys…can you imagine what would happen if someone hacked the highways? 

HERE’S THE LINK TO SOLAR FREAKIN’ ROADWAYS GUYS

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SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT

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theomeganerd:

Transistor
by Zach Roy

theomeganerd:

Transistor

by Zach Roy

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"It’s easier to make a fun game fast than it is to make a fast game fun."

Bob Nystrom - “Game Programming Patterns (via fyprogramming)

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1A: Overview and Introduction to Lisp | Video Lectures | Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | MIT OpenCourseWare

Great series of lectures. I watched these back in uni whilst learning Clojure for my dissertation project.

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poppunklovesongs:

knee-say:

"I loved you, always.”

going to comment a little on this game: the overseeing voice talks as if it owns you, and defies your free will. if you follow its orders, you are praised, and the worldview becomes sharper and more detailed. if you don’t, you are chastised, and the world becomes more vague and difficult to navigate, but also more colourful and loud. it’s odd, and sort of eerie, but definitely interesting. take it as you will.

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Why Your First Course in Topology Will Probably Be Disappointing

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My professor had one of these stickers right on his office door. It’s a classic and simple topology joke, playing off the fact that topology is often regarded as the study of “nice” continuous deformations, such as stretching, shrinking, and twisting. The…

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alpha-beta-gamer:

SkyDive, as you can guess by the name, is a 1st/3rd person wingsuit game, where you throw yourself down a mountainside and seek out extreme thrills, while trying to avoid broken bones.

like our other recently featured wingsuit game - Wingsuitflyer - it’s an adrenaline fuelled extreme sports game about flying/falling down a mountain face first.  Although in SkyDive instead of getting points by skimming near the ground, you get points by doing tricks in mid air while trying not to fail horribly and smash into the ground.

As well as pretty visuals and rapid descents, the game also has an excellent soundtrack and a fun 2 player split-screen mode.   Unfortunately, it looks like development had halted on SkyDive, which is a shame as it’s a blast to play, full of aerial acrobatics, beautiful vistas and a touch of danger.

Download the Alpha, Free

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Type Theory Foundations, Lecture 1

khymeira:

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Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

The softly modulated Peter Weyland

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"When you take what someone says too literally"

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