And now, with all that said...why MATH 10? It feels surreal that the semester is already ending, it feels like it was just this afternoon when I took my first step, and with a weary heart, entered MB 112. And then weeks passed and eventually months, the weary heart was replaced with excitement every time … Continue reading LEVEL 10: WHY MATH 10?
The Prisoner's Dilemma was, for me, the highlight of the discussion on the topic of voting, games and probability. The dilemma actually portrays the reality of our society. It shows the difference in result of being moral and being rational. In some cases, despite yielding a better outcome when we mutually cooperate, we choose to … Continue reading LEVEL 9: PRISONER’S DILEMMA
Do you know how to properly eat pizza without the heartbreaking scene of the toppings dropping every time you take a bite? To spice up the discussion on Geometry, during one of our meetings Sir Jom fulfilled his promise of treating us to pizza--to the delight of everyone. There was a collective gasp and sounds … Continue reading LEVEL 8: HOW TO PROPERLY EAT A PIZZA
Remember this lyrics from the song, "Let It Go" from the Disney movie, "Frozen"? Did you catch that beautiful ice pattern that was formed? That is called a fractal. Fractals is a never-ending pattern that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback … Continue reading LEVEL 7: LET IT GO
(image from: https://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2015/02/24/why-do-we-pay-mathematicians/) Until MATH 10, I never bothered to know the difference between "mathematics" and "applied mathematics". During one career talk that I attended, one speaker was a graduate of Applied Mathematics. He said that he put the BS Applied Mathematics in his course choices during the UPCAT because having the "Applied" in … Continue reading LEVEL 6: PURE MATHEMATICS VS APPLIED MATHEMATICS
During the introduction of the axiomatic system in our MATH 10 discussions, I found it complicated and I was sort of in a state of pure blankness because I don't remember having lessons about the topic during high school. After a number of examples and through Dr. Jom's thorough explanations, I was able to keep … Continue reading LEVEL 5: BUILDING YOUR OWN UNIVERSE
Logic and reasoning has been one of my favorite topics in the course of MATH 10. It was fun to play detective and to answer logic questions and riddle, while at the same time my skills at logical reasoning was being developed. I didn't realize it at the time but after a series of discussions, … Continue reading LEVEL 4: LOGIC AND REASONING