# Educational

## New Math by Tom Lehrer (video)

If you haven’t seen this video yet, check it out! Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMTQ8sICjKM It’s just a silly song so don’t take it too seriously if Tom Lehrer pisses you off with his snarkiness.

## Science party tricks video

Check out this neat science party tricks video. I tried the cloth one, but failed :-\

## Good video for math educators

In this TEDTalks video, Dan Meyer talks about how today’s math curriculum is teaching students to expect and master paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. He then talks about classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think. It’s a good watch for any educator in …

## Mandelbrot Set Music Video

Here is an old music video for Johnathan Coultan’s song Mandelbrot Set (this is by Pisut Wisessing that was made in Film class at the Cornell Summer Animation Workshop). Enjoy!

## Stephen Wolfram and his quest to make all knowledge computational

“TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes… TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts.” In the video …

## P vs NP

Check out this youtube video about the epic battle between P and NP.

## Nature by Numbers (video)

A movie inspired on numbers, geometry and nature, by CristÃ³bal Vila. Youtube Link.

## How to: Calculator Hack

This youtube video instructs you how to “hack” your calculator. It’s pretty neat but could get annoying 😉

## How to: organize your digital library of papers

There are a few ways you can organize the digital papers you download. 1. One such way is using Zotero. Basically, Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. 2. Another one is to use Mendeley. In addition to being multi-platform, it also has a …

## Wolfram Alpha Homework Day

Wolfram|Alpha homework day is TODAY! Go check it out at their site. Throughout Homework Day, Stephen Wolfram and rest of the team will answer tough questions and highlight some of the creative submissions from students (and teachers). You can send them questions throughout the day (and could be eligible for prizes). It lasts from noon …