Download 2048 Game:
This addictive game “2048″ is better than any other violent game like “The World of Warcraft”. At least it improves your math!
The video explains its principle and why you will never exceed 131,072.
It is binary arithmetic, or power of 2 =
Notice the rule of 0 & 1:
The maximum scenario whereby all 15 boxes are filled with the power of 2:
Final score (Maximum)
Case 1: The 16th box: – 2
Case 2 (Maximum) : The 16th box: – 4
Strategy to win:
Introduction to Vector Space
Set Theory for Secondary School:
Clay Mathematics Seminar 2010:
“Math is nothing but a history of Group“
Director of Institute Henri Poincaré : Cédric Villani (Fields Medalist, 2010)
Speaker: Prof Etienne Ghys
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
The Math teaching from primary schools to secondary / high schools should begin from the journey of Symmetry.
After all, the Universe is about Symmetry, from flowers to butterflies to our body, and the celestial body of planets. Mathematics is the language of the Universe, hence
Math = Symmetry
It was discovered by the 19th century French tragic genius Evariste Galois who, until the eve of his fatal death at 21, wrote about his Mathematical study of ambiguities.
Another French genius of the 20th century, Henri Poincaré, re-discovered this ambiguity which is Symmetry : Group, Differential Equation, etc.
Only in university we study the Group Theory to explore the Symmetry.
The great Mathematician Israel Gelfand used to say:
“People think they don’t understand math, but it’s all about how you explain it to them.
If you ask a drunkard what number is larger, 2/3 or 3/5, he won’t be able to tell you.
But if you rephrase the question:
What is better, 2 bottles of vodka for 3 people or 3 bottles of vodka for 5 people ?
He will tell you right away: 2 bottles for 3 people, of course!”
- Extract: “Love and Math”
by Edward Frenkel
This young Russian mathematician Edward Frenkel is a Jew discriminated from entering top Moscow University, so he climbed over high fence to attend lectures. At 21 with no PhD degree he became Harvard Assistant professor, after publishing his world-class research paper on Langlands Program. As a multi-talent, he also made the movie “Rites of Love & Math“.
Available at National Library:
Amazon.com: Buy it as a present for your school children to read. He or she who hates Math will change to Math lover after reading, like Ed. Frenkel did at 15 years old.