- Thank you to Ananya Guha (India), Masimba Biriwasha (France), Wendi

Loshe Bernadette (Cameroon), Benoit Couture (Canada), Ken Owino

(Denmark), Samwel Kongere (Kenya), Pamela McLean (UK), Algis Cibulskis

(Lithuania), Peter Ongele (Kenya), Sasha Mrkailo (Serbia), Fred Kayiwa

(Uganda), Tom Ochuka (Kenya), Malcom Duerod (Bosnia) for your comments

on my proposal, My Math Story!

I ask others to comment as well so that we have a good chance of

winning. Thomas Chepaitis, Josephat Ndibalema, William Wambura, Dennis

Kimambo, Ben de Vries, Jeremy Mason, Kiyavilo Msekwa and all who have

worked or would like to work for Minciu Sodas, please be sure to

comment! This may mean $50,000 of work for me and $75,000 of work for

our team.

Edward Cherlin, John Harland, Julie Harland, Tom Wayburn, Ricardo and

all who care about math and science education, please do comment! I

look forward to working with you more closely if my proposal makes it to

the second round.

You can simply reply to this letter with a thought or two and I can post

your comment myself. Or you can register at

http://dmlcompetition.net/pligg/story.php?title=679

They have also extended the deadline for new proposals to February 15, 2010.

Thank you for your solidarity!

Andrius Kulikauskas, Minciu Sodas, http://www.ms.lt, ms@...

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http://dmlcompetition.net/pligg/story.php?title=679

My Math Story

$125,000

Andrius Kulikauskas, Ph.D.

We collect mathematical quantities (amounts and units) and classic math

problems (and the deep ideas they illustrate). We thereby foster

mathematical intuition that arises from working with real life problems

as opposed to contrived ones. We link up to help real activists around

the world.

Mathematics is traditionally taught through repetition of contrived

problems which lack any meaningful context and thus destroy mathematical

intuition. Instead, we create formats to encourage the collection of

real life applications. We collect many ourselves, starting with

quantities that arise in the real world (including news stories,

almanacs, technical specifications) and organize them by amount

(increasing) and unit (such as meters, seconds, dollars, grams, liters,

bits, decibels, watts, meters per second, etc.) We create navigation

tools so students can grasp orders of magnitude using their own favorite

examples. We also collect illustrative problems, for example: suppose a

meal at your cafeteria costs X=$9, and at the restaurant it costs

one-third more, but you have a coupon for "one-third off" at the

restaurant, where is it cheaper? (At the restaurant it will be $12 minus

one-third which is $8, which shows that the meaning of "one-third"

changes, and so this classic problem illustrates the deep idea that

algebra is thinking step-by-step.) We show that several dozen thoughtful

problems can teach all of algebra. We create interfaces for students to

generate variants of such problems and post along with comments. We link

the problems to Wolfram Alpha, and also to real life stories of

"witnesses" from news, educational, activist and social networking

sites. We especially encourage real life connections with

witnesses-activists from the developing world, including hundreds that

we organize to help us collect real math applications and to staff a

chat room for interactive learning. Our content will be Public Domain.

We create formats so this activity can be done at wikis (including

Wikipedia), YouTube, Flickr, and shared via RSS. We help a variety of

websites host specialized collections and aggregate feeds so that our

formats take root across the web. - hallo Adrius KulikauskasMathematics is for the intellectual giants’, looking from a different angle, one can find that leading a life without mathematics is impossible, common man is never attracted towards it.. But if he understands things closely, the picture changes. Perhaps many may start loving it. That is one reason why mathematics is called the servant of all sciences.(It is also known as the Queen of all sciences.Wish you all the bestregardsChrispinus Ouma PambaItaly- kenyas in Salento

**From:**Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...>**To:**learningfromeachother <learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com>; learnhowtolearn@yahoogroups.com; mendenyo@yahoogroups.com; livingbytruth@yahoogroups.com**Sent:**Wed, February 10, 2010 2:55:13 PM**Subject:**[learningfromeachother] More comments for My Math Story!

Thank you to Ananya Guha (India), Masimba Biriwasha (France), Wendi

Loshe Bernadette (Cameroon), Benoit Couture (Canada), Ken Owino

(Denmark), Samwel Kongere (Kenya), Pamela McLean (UK), Algis Cibulskis

(Lithuania), Peter Ongele (Kenya), Sasha Mrkailo (Serbia), Fred Kayiwa

(Uganda), Tom Ochuka (Kenya), Malcom Duerod (Bosnia) for your comments

on my proposal, My Math Story!

I ask others to comment as well so that we have a good chance of

winning. Thomas Chepaitis, Josephat Ndibalema, William Wambura, Dennis

Kimambo, Ben de Vries, Jeremy Mason, Kiyavilo Msekwa and all who have

worked or would like to work for Minciu Sodas, please be sure to

comment! This may mean $50,000 of work for me and $75,000 of work for

our team.

Edward Cherlin, John Harland, Julie Harland, Tom Wayburn, Ricardo and

all who care about math and science education, please do comment! I

look forward to working with you more closely if my proposal makes it to

the second round.

You can simply reply to this letter with a thought or two and I can post

your comment myself. Or you can register at

http://dmlcompetiti on.net/pligg/ story.php? title=679

They have also extended the deadline for new proposals to February 15, 2010.

Thank you for your solidarity!

Andrius Kulikauskas, Minciu Sodas, http://www.ms..lt, ms@...

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http://dmlcompetiti on.net/pligg/ story.php? title=679

My Math Story

$125,000

Andrius Kulikauskas, Ph.D.

We collect mathematical quantities (amounts and units) and classic math

problems (and the deep ideas they illustrate). We thereby foster

mathematical intuition that arises from working with real life problems

as opposed to contrived ones. We link up to help real activists around

the world.

Mathematics is traditionally taught through repetition of contrived

problems which lack any meaningful context and thus destroy mathematical

intuition. Instead, we create formats to encourage the collection of

real life applications. We collect many ourselves, starting with

quantities that arise in the real world (including news stories,

almanacs, technical specifications) and organize them by amount

(increasing) and unit (such as meters, seconds, dollars, grams, liters,

bits, decibels, watts, meters per second, etc.) We create navigation

tools so students can grasp orders of magnitude using their own favorite

examples. We also collect illustrative problems, for example: suppose a

meal at your cafeteria costs X=$9, and at the restaurant it costs

one-third more, but you have a coupon for "one-third off" at the

restaurant, where is it cheaper? (At the restaurant it will be $12 minus

one-third which is $8, which shows that the meaning of "one-third"

changes, and so this classic problem illustrates the deep idea that

algebra is thinking step-by-step. ) We show that several dozen thoughtful

problems can teach all of algebra. We create interfaces for students to

generate variants of such problems and post along with comments. We link

the problems to Wolfram Alpha, and also to real life stories of

"witnesses" from news, educational, activist and social networking

sites. We especially encourage real life connections with

witnesses-activists from the developing world, including hundreds that

we organize to help us collect real math applications and to staff a

chat room for interactive learning. Our content will be Public Domain.

We create formats so this activity can be done at wikis (including

Wikipedia), YouTube, Flickr, and shared via RSS. We help a variety of

websites host specialized collections and aggregate feeds so that our

formats take root across the web.