tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post1846712934013302394..comments2020-10-26T10:01:04.641-05:00Comments on Computational Complexity: The Mathematics of Huging my great Niece JordanLance Fortnowhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06752030912874378610noreply@blogger.comBlogger8125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-13424077422182745092011-04-08T15:47:39.919-05:002011-04-08T15:47:39.919-05:00That is a great post, Sir. You really outdone your...That is a great post, Sir. You really outdone yourself.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-30354486522432386692011-04-07T20:52:14.073-05:002011-04-07T20:52:14.073-05:00Cool stuff. Now ask her if she can 4-color a 17 by...Cool stuff. Now ask her if she can 4-color a 17 by 17 grid. The world is waiting.Blakehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16116043731993061151noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-17089508216744783112011-04-07T16:27:38.183-05:002011-04-07T16:27:38.183-05:00I 10-choose-2 you, Pikachu...
But seriously, I re...I 10-choose-2 you, Pikachu...<br /><br />But seriously, I really like this. First you show kids that a specific computational problem is neat and then you can show how the techniques of mathematics enable one to scale up. Beats the hell out of just producing a formula and saying "this is how you apply it."Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-71266093982405912392011-04-07T14:47:45.946-05:002011-04-07T14:47:45.946-05:00"huging" ? is that a spello garro ?"huging" ? is that a spello garro ?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-53810572777403848092011-04-07T12:45:22.604-05:002011-04-07T12:45:22.604-05:00If you teach her basic math skills, but not basic ...If you teach her basic math skills, but not basic spelling skills, then she too might one day look rather perverse for "Huging" her niece instead of "Hugging" her.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-14593083046699798832011-04-07T11:34:54.170-05:002011-04-07T11:34:54.170-05:00AWW. That is such a sweet way of teaching math! I ...AWW. That is such a sweet way of teaching math! I love it.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-74735351862144724662011-04-07T10:57:25.675-05:002011-04-07T10:57:25.675-05:00YES I would say that since combinatorics does not ...YES I would say that since combinatorics does not need prior knowledge and the problems can be expressed in ways children can understand them.<br /><br />This scales up to High School Students<br />and Ramsey Theory as well.GASARCHhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06134382469361359081noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-17036657671382910602011-04-07T09:59:53.470-05:002011-04-07T09:59:53.470-05:00Would you say that combinatorics, among other fiel...Would you say that combinatorics, among other fields of mathematics, is the easiest way to get children in to learning math?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com