### Easy Simpson’s rule

Simpson’s rule, as I’m sure all readers of this blog will know, is a simple rule for numerical integration (or…

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# Category: Maths teaching

### Easy Simpson’s rule

### Initial comparison of TI-nspire CAS and Casio Classpad 330 calculators

### Creativity and mathematics

### Misconceptions about mathematics teaching

### Sarrus rule, and extensions to higher orders

### Computing determinants: elimination and condensation

### Computing determinants: expansions

### A piecewise polynomial approximation to the normal CDF

### Easy Lagrangian interpolation

### The promise of CAS calculators

Various things, mostly mathematical

Simpson’s rule, as I’m sure all readers of this blog will know, is a simple rule for numerical integration (or…

The TI-nspire CAS and the Classpad 330 are the top of the line CAS calculators, and are used in both…

Recently, in The Conversation, the Vice Chancellor of Monash University, wrote an article discussing MOOCs. He made some criticisms about…

Recently I’ve attended a few e-learning seminars and workshops, where uninformed ignoramuses such as me get to sit at the…

Sarrus’ rule is a handy method of computing determinants. As it is not immediately extendable to higher order determinants, I’m…

Elimination Laplace expansion along one row is the first method we might learn, but the second is of course elimination:…

I've spoken vehemently before about my dislike of determinants, and in a straight forward computational lower level marices-and-vectors subject I'll…

The normal cumulative distribution function has the unfortunate property of not being expressible in terms of elementary functions; that is,…

As everybody knows, the formula for Lagrangian interpolation though points , where all the values are distinct, is given by…

I’m always confused about the best computing environment for teaching mathematics, and over the years I’ve used Derive, Maple, Maxima,…