Is there a better combination?
Is there a better combination?
"Vegetarian diners sometimes forget that they don’t need a whole menu dedicated to meatless fare to find something satisfying."
No. There is no vegetarian diner that forgets that. We fucking live by making meals out of all the sides, you morons.
I am really upset about that patronizing bullshit line that absolutely was just idiotic filler written by some moron who obviously has never spoken to a ‘vegetarian diner’ in their life.
I AM NOW A MILITANT VEGETARIAN DINER JUSTICE CRUSADER.
Vegetarians of the world, unite!
Did a group of mathematicians just sit around drawing lines before stumbling upon how some combination of the intersections could be used for multiplication?
I had to try this, and I am just sitting here awestruck. This is brilliant.
This is as mind-blowing as Misha’s shoe-tying lesson.
I will never understand how or why people come up with this stuff.
idk this seems way more confusing to me than the other way.
So they don’t memorize the times tables?
This isn’t a magic trick! It works the same way we are taught multiplication. It’s just a visual way of representing multiplying each possible pair of digits (which is what “our” multiplication is)! And there have been MANY others in the past who have found other ways to visually represent multiplication. For the record, this has always been deliberate. Finding new ways to teach something and quicker ways to solve simple problems is something that happens everywhere (even if you never hear about it).
Also, the Japanese people I tutored in college (Japanese people from Japan) didn’t draw these when showing work for solving problems. They had the “times tables” memorized (through repetition either through this process or just straight up memorizing from the table format that other people use) and did it the stacked way that most Westerners are familiar with. Literally no one I knew at college (Japanese or otherwise) did this when working through math problems. This is just an introductory way to teaching it and, unfortunately, it gets tedious for larger and larger numbers (because you have to count more intersections).
I’m sorry to be a party-ruiner or whatever but it really rubs me the wrong way when people treat things like this as if they’re magical when really it’s just another way to teach how to do something. (Also, the alien-guy meme with “Asians” at the bottom. Yeah, something taught in Japan isn’t necessarily something that’s shared among all Asian cultures. Just because some Japanese teach it (presumably in elementary schools) doesn’t mean other Asians and other Japanese schools don’t teach it the rote way).
If you like doing multiplication problems this way, fine. I understand that it can be easier if you can see how all the groups can be added up to get you your answer. Just… don’t think this is going to make more complicated problems easier because, in all honesty, it’s likely to make it more time consuming for you…
*If I’ve said anything offensive or generalized too much, I’m more than happy to edit this to more accurately reflect where I’m getting my information from.
I too saw this and said, yeah. This is just a visual representation of how people multiply.
Also people don’t realize how cumbersome this can get once we have numbers with greater than two or three places of precision.
Math is Beautiful, math is the absolute truth and that makes it beautiful. Mathematicians even go so far as calling it an art form.
mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show - Bertrand Russel
The beauty in math cannot be found, you cannot discover the beauty of a symphony - you either see it or you do not, in the same way you either see the beauty of math or you do not.
One of the most amazing equations, in my opinion, is the Lorentz factor,
γ = (1 - V^2/C^2)^(-1/2)
Virtually all of the mathematics behind Einsteins theory or special relativity relates back to this one tiny, simple equation. And that is Beautiful.
Well said, Bertrand.