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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Three For Thursday


A few links to pass along:

1) A simple, fun intro to statistics here for children... of ALL ages:

http://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2013/09/30/the-bear-in-the-moonlight/

2) An enthusiastic review from Marcus du Sautoy for Edward Frenkel's new book (that "seeks to lay bare the beauty of mathematics for everyone"), "Love and Math":

http://math.berkeley.edu/~frenkel/Love-and-Math-Nature.pdf

3) And a hat tip to MathMunch for this interesting video on "God's Number" (the minimum required number of moves to solve any Rubik's Cube -- which turns out, surprisingly, to be 20):





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