Life Skills Learned In Math Class

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One of the hardest questions for many math teachers to answer in a way that is relevant to students is: “why do I need to know this?”  “For the next course you take”, the easiest answer in many cases, does not answer the question that was usually being asked.

My answers to this question obviously depend on the topic being studied at moment, and I don’t have “good” answers for all topics…  but here is my list of key quantitative life skills I learned directly or indirectly from math class, with

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The Smartest Notebook

The Leap Forward

We are very proud to present you the new MathistIt is a real sneak peak into the future, that allows you to easily solve and compute anything you write with a single click!

Here are some examples;

  • Simplify any expression to speed up problem solving,
  • Plot graphs,
  • Evaluate expressions and get approximate values,
  • Solve equations and inequalities (with visual representation),
  • Solve definite and indefinite integrals (with visual representation),
  • Crunch difficult logarithms,
  • Find derivatives and much more…

You can do all of this with just one button: solve-on

Why is this important?

Have you ever worked on a problem, that is easy to understand, but just requires too much number crunching? – So did we!

We understand that learning a million new things every day as a technology or a science student doesn’t leave too much time for crunching math. And yet in most cases you cannot solve anything without it.

We decided create a solution to this problem with the help of cutting-edge technology.

The Mathist allows you to focus on problem solving and not number crunching, so that you achieve better results at things you are interested in!

Feeling Lucky? – Total Probability Theory

Total Probability Screenshot

When Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat studied a problem related to a gambling game they developed what is now widely known as the probability theory.

They were hired by two very rich man, that were interrupted in a middle of a gambling game, to determine in which proportion the stakes should be divided based on the current score.

The formula of total probability is widely used and is very significant in the probability theory. 

The fun fact is that the interest in probability was solely influenced by gambling games throughout the 17. 18.  and 19. century. Only way later was probability studied for theoretical reasons. :)

The Most Beautiful Formula

The famous Euler’s identity is  widely considered the most beautiful formula in all of maths.

For me It is because it binds all of the fundamental mathematical constants in a single,  short and sweet equality.

  • The number e, which is the base of the natural logarithm,
  • The number pi, which represents the ratio between the, circumference and the diameter of a circle
  • The constant i, or the famous imaginary unit, defined as the square root of -1,
  • The constant 0, which is the neutral element for the operation of addition,
  • The constant 1, which is the neutral element for the operation of multiplication.

Thank you, sir Euler! 🙂

The Famous Harmonic Series

The divergence of the harmonic series is the source of many counterintuitive conclusions, such as this one:

Given a collection of identical dominoes, it is clearly possible to stack them at the edge of a table so that they hang over the edge of the table without falling. The fun fact is that one can stack them in such a way to make the overhang arbitrarily large, provided there are enough dominoes. 🙂

The New Autocomplete Feature!

With thie new Autocomplete feature it is now easier than ever to write formulas!

To write a formula just start typing its name and The Mathist will suggest it to you.

Using the Up and Down keys choose the formula from the list and insert it by pressing the Right arrow or the Enter key, or just tap or click on the one you need.

For example: to write the root, start typing: ro… and watch The Mathist narrow the choices with each letter. 🙂

To cancel the autocomplete, press Escape or the Left arrow.

Select & Copy-Paste

Hello, Dear Math Enthusiasts

We are very proud to announce this great and very requested feature. As the title says, you are now able to select any math formula and copy and paste it around the note.

To select something,  just place your cursor where the expression you wish to select is, and press the select button. Then you can adjust the handle bars to precisely select only the parts you need.

Note that your selection can span only a single line.

A Quick Tip:

You can also copy and paste between different notes, just as you would expect it work.

Get to know The Mathist – The official FAQ

What is The Mathist?

TheMathist is a very unique social math note taking application. It works on every device, and is free for everyone. You can finally focus on the math, not the software.

Do I have to know TeX or similar syntax?

There is no need to learn TeX or save the notes as pictures, they will always be available to you as regular online documents that you can edit anywhere and anytime. We have built a revolutionary simple math editor, a lot of hours went research on this. Go ahead and give it a try!

Why should I use The Mathist?

Because it is simple and straightforward to use, a true breeze… Because you already take all your notes in digital form and save them in the cloud. Because it is fast and works on all devices. It does not require any software knowledge to start, and is intuitive and user-friendly.

Is it free?

Of course. We at The Mathist believe that knowledge is not for sale and it should always be free and available to everyone. Also the application is never going to be polluted by any ads. All of those features are free for everyone, and will always be, even if they don’t generate profit. We started this project for our friends, they liked it, so we just wanted to share it with everyone else.

Are there any premium features?

We are also working with great people from Wolfram Alpha, the worlds largest computational service, to provide their services right from the app. With this neat feature, the premium users will be able to just select an equation, and have it solved step-by-step and inserted into their note in a matter of seconds.

Do I need to download it?

No, it is online and can be found at TheMathist.com. Just log in with Google+ or Facebook account and connect instantly with your friends who are already there.

Wolfram Alpha is coming to The Mathist!

The Mathist Team has spoken to the exceptionally kind folks at Wolfram Alpha and have agreed on releasing the official Wolfram Alpha powered update of the application within 3 weeks from now

We are really excited about this update, it is going to introduce some really awesome features!

To start with, just think of automatic equation solving, or having the worlds largest mathematical formula registry inside your own notebook…

Think how you might enjoy using this break-through technology on your math class!

We are looking forward to hearing if there are any features you would like to be included in the update. Please feel free to comment and let us know of your thoughts… 🙂 

Best Wishes. The Mathist Team