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marnixR
Post  Post subject: Mathematics Resources  |  Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:58 pm
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imo a must for anyone who wants to get a basic feel of what good statistics looks like without having to delve too deep into the mathematics

How to lie with statistics

for a book that was first published in 1954, it's amazing how topical it still is
it puts in stark perspective the situation highlighted by Ben Goldacre where the pharmaceutical industry rarely publishes research that doesn't give them the answer they want to hear - talk about biased sampling !

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Post  Post subject: Re: Mathematics Resources : "How to lie with statistics"  |  Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:18 pm

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marnixR wrote:
imo a must for anyone who wants to get a basic feel of what good statistics looks like without having to delve too deep into the mathematics

How to lie with statistics

for a book that was first published in 1954, it's amazing how topical it still is
it puts in stark perspective the situation highlighted by Ben Goldacre where the pharmaceutical industry rarely publishes research that doesn't give them the answer they want to hear - talk about biased sampling !


That's an excellant point. I've always wanted to read that book. Thanks for reminding me of it.


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iNow
Post  Post subject: Re: Mathematics Resources : "How to lie with statistics"  |  Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:43 am
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Perhaps we can re-purpose this thread just to be mathematics resources... As I just saw this:

http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/18/wolfra ... h/?ncid=fb
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If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the Wolfram Problem Generator, that turns the “computational knowledge engine” on its head.

The Problem Generator – which is available to all Wolfram Alpha Pro subscribers now – creates random practice questions for students, and Wolfram Alpha then helps them find the answers step-by-step.


Here's a link to the tool: http://www.wolframalpha.com/problem-generator/

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iNow
Post  Post subject: Re: Mathematics Resources  |  Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:27 am
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I've renamed this thread to just "Mathematics Resources" and stripped off the subtitle of "How to lie with statistics" so we can use it for other things...

Like this!!!

http://world.mathigon.org/

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At school, mathematics is mostly about arithmetic and algebra: adding fractions, solving equations and calculating percentages. These topics are important to understand the formal language that underlies mathematics, but they can appear very dry and boring, with few applications in real life.

But mathematics is so much more, and everybody should understand concepts like prime numbers, graph theory or differential equations. They are of fundamental importance in technology and for understanding of the universe we live in, and they are incredible exciting and beautiful. Mathematics is an essential part of our culture, just like Mozart and Shakespeare.

Mathigon is a collection of educational resources for children, the general public and teachers. These range from interactive eBooks to slideshows, videos, animations and lesson plans. With colourful design and using many new technologies, Mathigon shows how exciting and entertaining mathematics can be.

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marnixR
Post  Post subject: Re: Mathematics Resources  |  Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:57 pm
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Free Math Books

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GiantEvil
Post  Post subject: Re: Mathematics Resources  |  Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:50 am
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http://ares.southernct.edu/~fields/GIAM/
http://math.mit.edu/~dspivak/CT4S.pdf
http://www.topologywithouttears.net/

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