Math and Multimedia turns 7 today. I started this blog as a hobby but now it has grown into more than a thousand posts. Recently, it has been recognized as one of the top 100 math blogs for students and math teachers.
In the past few weeks, you have probably observed that fewer posts were made. This is because I am currently studying (again). I’ll do my best though to post at least once a week.
I have already several posts lined up for the coming weeks but below are some of the changes that you will see soon:
- More interactive posts (using applets)
- A shift the focus from middle school mathematics to high school mathematics particularly Precalculus and Calculus
- GeoGebra Tutorials and Pages updates
- More apps, games, and resources
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I have watched many movies about mathematics, mathematicians, and about mathematics teachers, but I particularly like the seven below because they were inspired by true events. Although many of them diverge from actual events, I still find them more realistic compared to other movies of the same genre. For those who have not watched these movies, don’t worry as there are no spoilers in the descriptions.
1.) Stand and Deliver (1988)
Main Cast: Edward James Olmos
Stand and Deliver tells a story of high school teacher Jaime Escalante who inspired his troublesome and dropout prone students in Garfield High School to learn calculus. Many of his students pass the AP Calculus exam only to be accused by the testing board of cheating.
2.) A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Main Cast: Russell Crowe
A Beautiful Mind is a biographical film based on the life of mathematician John Forbes Nash. It centers in his struggle against paranoid schizophrenia and his relationship with his wife. » Read more
For the past two months, I have been slowly updating my GeoGebra tutorials for GeoGebra 5.0. Several of the new updates include the series on GeoGebra Essentials. The updates of other tutorial series will follow in the next few weeks.
Due the busy schedule and the installation of security features due to recent hacks, I have not posted for almost two weeks. However, this blog has more than 1000 posts, so you have more than enough to read. You might also want to take a look at Math and Multimedia’s 50 most popular posts. You can also to explore the different categories at the top of the page.
Below are some recent posts of Math and Multimedia: