Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Sample Of Alex's Work On The CyberMath Project



Song:  Walk On Water

Artist:  Neil Diamond




Alex is a volunteer Math Curriculum Assistant for a private company.

He works online.

He does it for the experience and for the fun...
and he will finish up with the company just before the Spring semester starts
at UC Berkeley.


This is just a small sample of his work.

As you can see by the page numbers...
Alex put a lot of work into this project.

Math is something that Alex loves doing.

It is his passion...
his enjoyment, and his method of relaxation.

As I have said before...
Alex loves to learn...
and he also loves to teach through various methods...
everything about Math.

Alex eventually wants to become a university math professor...
 an author of texts on math...
and he loves to design and run his own math contests.







This is a sample of Alex's computer encoding work to produce all of his papers on math.
This particular code is for the Functions lecture notes and problems.

His mathematical papers involve writing problems, theorems, examples...
solutions, and mathematical proofs.


Alex taught himself how to properly encode mathematical papers many years ago
using LaTeX software from their website.

This is where the real work comes in...
however, typing in mathematical computer code is almost second nature to Alex.







Algebra is just one area of math that Alex teaches.

He also teaches and lectures on Statistics, Probability, Number Theory...
Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Discrete Math...etc. as well.


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There is but one word that holds the key to life.

It is through the process of simplification and generalization
 (the key direction in learning and teaching)...
that all of life may become magical...
and that word is...
LOVE.

It is through the great love of parent to child 
that the mother and father love teaching and guiding their children in life.

Through the parents' expressed love and affection...
using Positive Reinforcement in direct relation to learning...
the child learns to love and trust his or her parents...
and learns to love learning.


With love providing the impetus of the child's basic drives...
he seeks out his deepest passions in life readily...
and naturally focuses his interests.

Interests of which are focused...
are the ones in which are eventually excelled...
and is the path on which will provide him an ever growing passion...
through which will not only provide him an excellent career...
but most of all...
 will give him the gift of having lived a well lived life...
one which is filled with excitement and passion...
and deep satisfaction, and great love.



There is but one ultimate goal in life...

 to kick Death in the teeth.



By having lived a life so full of deep love, passion, and satisfaction...
death no longer holds fear for you.


By honestly looking at death...
it makes one focus on life...
and teaches you true appreciation for it.


So, in essence...
by living a well lived life...
death is no longer your master...
but your servant.


And...
by teaching others to live life well...
you have just doubled your pleasure and satisfaction in life...
and this is when life becomes truly magical.




Addendum:


I don't take lightly the term Magical when referenced in relation to life.


To have experienced magic in life...
is the one point when everything becomes crystal clear.

It is that one moment...
when...
forever more...
all sensations are highly amplified...
all colors and sounds are deeply felt...
great musical pieces fill your heart and constantly play to match your environment...
and play with such spatial separation and clarity...
and with the bass lines matching your heartbeat and which are felt throughout the body...
that no sound system can reproduce it...
and the colors of which are of such purity and crispness...
that all that you see becomes felt, and so, becomes mesmerizing...
and all of which drive you forth in life.


With a song in your heart...
you may face anything...
and conquer.



One warning:

Being in your own world is addictive.

I still catch myself after having drifted off into my world...
only to discover people staring at me...
and realizing I must have been staring at the ceiling with a foolish grin on my face :)












Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Good Meals After Hellish Days At The CA DMV


Song:  Home Sweet Home

Group:  Motley Crue


My wife has been having to spend many hours over several days 
trying to get her CA License and Alex's Permit for CA.

My wife and son had to wait 7 hours on this day...
only to have the DMV close before they could finish their business.


My wife was frustrated.  
She had texted me the above photo.


After their frustrating day at the DMV...
they decided to go to a Ramen restaurant for supper.






They had worked up an appetite  :)

Then...
on the day afterwards...
they again had to spend many hours in line...
only to not fully complete their business.

My wife will make an appointment on her next try  :)


For supper...
my wife went to an Asian Supermarket...
and picked up prime cuts of Salmon, Tuna, and Yellow Tail Tuna...
and she made Poke for their supper at home.


She had also bought some desserts.


This was their Poke.


Alex likes to eat at the computer...
as they only have the patio two seater coffee table to eat on right now.


Alex is having a lot of fun typing up special math problems and solutions...
and lesson plans.

Alex is a Math Curriculum Assistant for a Cyber Math Company.

Alex had sent me some samples of his work...
but I may not publish them until this weekend...
as his problems, solutions, and lecture lesson plans...
are part of an ongoing two week summer math camp.


Alex's dessert.



He loves his mother's cooking the most.

She always makes his favorite meals for him.

For Alex...
there is nowhere so good as...
home sweet home.









Sunday, July 8, 2018

Alex Exploring More Of The Marina


Song:  Lazy Calm

Cocteau Twins


Alex spends much of the day on his computer.

He is still helping write some math problems for a math tutoring site.

Whenever he and his mother feels like going on a walk...
they just go and enjoy the shoreline.

Alex says he loves the walks.





They will sometimes go on a midday walk...
or...
go on an evening walk.







They found another nearby cafe along the marina.

It is about a 3 mile roundtrip walk...
but they both enjoy the fresh air and the exercise.

They will soon walk back to the cafe.

Alex wants to try their lemon grass chicken.




This is a picture of the Italian and Vietnamese restaurants.

It is about halfway to the other cafe they walked to on this night.





Alex deserves peaceful surroundings...
as he is such a hard worker in his studies.

I am so glad we found this gem of a place for them to live.

They both love the whole area.

Whenever they feel like eating out...
it is just a short and beautiful walk away.














Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Fireworks On The Third Of July At The Marina


Song:  Where Your Heart Belongs

From:  Soundtrack of Musa (The Warrior)


Alex and his mother went walking along the shoreline yesterday.

It is the tradition of the marina to shoot off fireworks on the 3rd of July...
instead of the 4th.

(I put Alex walking along the shoreline at the end of this article).

Alex and his mother walked to the marina to view the fireworks
after she heard them going off.










On many days, there is a fog that rolls in off the ocean...
past the Golden Gate Bridge. 



Alex and his mother have been taking many walks along the shoreline.



Alex just loves the almost constant ocean breeze which keeps the whole area 
cool and refreshing.


He feels so at home in his new environment...
and this is where his heart now belongs.







Monday, July 2, 2018

Alex Exploring The Marina



Song:  Walking In The Air

Rendition:  Calikokat






Alex and his mother took a brief walk the other day.
(these photos are from his mother on her iPhone).


They wanted to accustom themselves to their new neighborhood.

Just a short walk from their condo, is the marina.




Alex relaxed and watched sailboats go into the docks.



He and his mother then walked along the oceanside to another walkthrough entrance 
to their condo complex.


The different types of birds are fun to watch...
and they are everywhere.


From the marina area...
just across the bay...
San Francisco may be seen.



Alex's mother is still unpacking...
and she still must go shopping for certain pieces of furniture...
but, they are very happy with their new home.

Everything is just so relaxed and peaceful there.






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