Saturday, December 31, 2016

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Introduction



The purpose of my work is to share as much information as possible. Numerous topics are discussed with the central theme being mathematics. The end goal is to create a math curriculum for all of high-school mathematics, starting with The Real Number Set and Basic Operations all the way up to and including an introductory course on Calculus and one for Probability and Statistics.

As of this moment I have 480+ videos available on YouTube, approximately 230 of which are directly related to teaching mathematics, many more of which are laying down the foundation for additional math related content.



If you are interested in browsing the math content, you will find the Table of Contents following My Vision statement below. The videos are separated into three main categories:
1) ASMR Math is focused on teaching mathematics and its applications with a calm demeanor, alleviating the anxiety many feel when faced with the task of learning math. 44 videos, over 24 hours of lessons have been produced for this section so far

2) The Language of Mathematics is focused on teaching the syntax of this language as rapidly as possible. 161 videos, approximately 24 hours of lessons have been produced for this section so far.

3) Math in Real Life is focused on using the syntax that we have learned from The Language of Mathematics videos and using them in the real world. 22 videos, approximately 5 hours of lessons have been created for this section so far.
My Vision

The advent of the Internet in combination with low-cost computing has brought about a surge in the need to be literate in the language of mathematics. Due to these advancements math has become an integral part of our society and the need to be literate in this language a necessity.

There are, however, some major problems. Many education systems across the globe are under stress and failing. The causes are vast and varied so we’ll refrain from discussing the details of this collapse but instead focus on possible solutions to our predicament.

It is my belief that access to a good education is a human right, an obligatory gift from one generation to the next, and as long as we have access to an open, unfiltered, and uncensored Internet, then we, as a global community, can make a difference. We can fill the gap left behind by our governments and institutions by becoming proactive educators.

For my part, I will try and show how beautiful, how powerful, how useful and how easy it is to learn the bare minimum we need to know about the language of mathematics to enhance our lives. To achieve this task I am producing videos for all major topics covered in secondary school math curriculums in Canada and the United State, i.e., all major topics starting with The Real Number Set up to and including an introductory course in Calculus and one for Probability and Statistics.

As for how you can support this project. It takes a tremendous amount of time and energy to produce this work, so, if you enjoy this work, if you are finding the information on this site useful, and if you would like to support this project then please consider becoming a patron.

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Do's and Don'ts of Cliff Jumping: Advice on How to Stay Alive to Jump Another Day and Some Jumping Stories [ASMR]

Additional videos and information at: ASMR, ASMR Math, Language of Mathematics and Math in Real Life.



The Do's and Don'ts of Cliff Jumping, 20 Tips:
1) Start slow, start small, you want to be around to jump another day.

2) The jump always looks much higher when you’re up there, if you don’t feel like you can fully commit, then don’t, you can always do it later in the day or the next time you go up.

3) Don’t mess with the cliffs. A good thing to do at the beginning of the jumping season, slap the rocks, feel how hard they are and appreciate what it will be like to hit them when free falling.

4) Listen to people that are familiar with the spot, listen to the local jumpers.

5) Check the water and the depth. Climb down and go for a swim. Is everything clear down there? Are there lots of floaters around, logs in the water, some may be below surface. Are there areas you should avoid landing? Make sure you know where they are when you go back to the top.

6) When standing, don’t turn your back to the cliff when you’re on the ledge, unless you have one knee down and a hand on the ground.

7) Overhang cliffs are the best, and remember, jump away from the cliff, push off and clear it, go for maximum distance away from the wall/rocks, unless of course your jumping in a narrow zone, i.e. between walls, then don’t.

8) Learn how to swim well, I’ve met a lot of people that weren’t good swimmers and realized real quick that they had to become better.

9) Don’t do medium or large jumps solo, have backup. Even the best jumpers land wrong at some point.

10) In general, try to stick with the jumps that you only need to take no more than a couple of steps to clear, the ones that you have to run to clear are the most dangerous. You can stumble, trip, etc… Over time I’ve come to avoid these jumps.

11) During the jump stabilize with your arms, but when hitting the water you want to be straight, solid, tighten up, it’s about the core. Realize that you are about to take a hit, prepare for it.

12) Don’t hold your nose, don’t have your hands in front of your face, and I tend not to cover the jewels. I would rather not have kickback.

13) Wear jumping shoes, usually older lightweight shoes or swimming shoes.

14) Rivers, Lakes, Oceans…. order of danger. I gear towards oceans.

15) Don’t look at the water during impact. Center your head, look straight into the horizon.

16) Arms on the side during impact. Protect yourself.

17) The impact is hard; recuperation time may be long, or never. Be careful.

18) There are multiple ways to get winded. You can get winded even on medium jumps. This is extremely dangerous. Make sure you are strong enough to take the hit. If you get winded, head straight to a wall and hang on. If someone is there with you, they better be in the water trying to save your life.

19) When you hit the water, open up, open arms, legs, slow down. Try not to go too deep.

20) I don’t do rope jumps. Those are the ones that I’ve seen some of the worst hits. Even pros can have the rope rap around their legs or ankles.