# High on Math

Paul Erdős was one of the most prolific mathematicians of all time. He devoted his life to collaborating and publishing hundreds of papers with mathematicians all over the world. As many highly productive scientists do, he drank a lot of coffee, but that wasn't the only brain-enhancing drug he consumed. Here's an interesting anecdote from Wikipedia: … Continue reading High on Math

# Excerpt from “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”

Richard Feynman was a physicist who received the Nobel Prize in 1965. Besides being extremely good at natural sciences, he became very popular thanks to his personality. His "playful mind" was one of the things I enjoyed the most from this book, and I think you'll understand what I mean after reading the following excerpt: … Continue reading Excerpt from “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”

# Duolingo Review: Japanese for English Speakers.

Duolingo is a free website and app that offers language courses that look like games. I've always been a big fan of Duolingo because it allows me to practice the languages I'm currently studying (Russian and French) when all I have with me is my phone. I reckon, however, that you can't become fluent by … Continue reading Duolingo Review: Japanese for English Speakers.

# 30 Days of Russian – Day 9: Basic Vocabulary

As I mentioned in my previous entry, I found out about a very promising language-learning method developed by Gabriel Wyner, writer of the book "Fluent Forever." But before I started with that, I did my daily Duolingo assignments plus a little bit more (it's just so addictive), and I noticed that I could get a … Continue reading 30 Days of Russian – Day 9: Basic Vocabulary

A nuestros lectores salvadoreños: La Olimpiada Nacional de Matemática te permitirá abrir la puerta a un mundo maravilloso. No te quedes sin participar y comparte con tus familiares y amigos esta gran oportunidad.

Estimados lectores, es un placer informarles que los enunciados de la XVII Olimpiada Nacional de Matemática 2017 han sido publicados el día de hoy. Pueden acceder a los problemas de las siguientes maneras:

1. Versión impresa: En la edición de la Prensa Gráfica del domingo 12 de febrero de 2017.
2. Versión digital: Disponible en la página oficial http://www.jovenestalento.edu.sv.

Por otro lado, para facilitar la divulgación del evento pongo a su disposición el archivo de enunciados en formato PDF a través del siguiente enlace:

Recomendamos a los estudiantes interesados leer cuidadosamente las instrucciones para participar en la primera página del archivo. Asimismo, estamos a su entera disposición para contestar sus preguntas, ya sea a través de este medio, o bien a través de la dirección electrónica onm (arroba) jovenestalento.edu.sv.

¡Muchos éxitos! $blacksquare$

Atentamente,

Coordinación de Matemática
Programa Jóvenes Talento

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# 30 Days of Russian – Day 8: A Change In Plans.

Привет! After yesterday's overwhelming experience with the genitive case, I realized that just trying to memorize the cases would be a lot less efficient than trying to learn them naturally by talking or reading. But in order to learn from natural Russian speech how words change, I first need to know those words, so I … Continue reading 30 Days of Russian – Day 8: A Change In Plans.

# 30 Days of Russian – Day 7: The Genitive Case

Привет! It's been a week and I've learned a lot, but it's time to take it more seriously. I mentioned in my previous post that I must start learning grammar properly. The most challenging aspect (from my perspective) about Russian grammar is the existence of six different cases for nouns. That is, nouns change depending … Continue reading 30 Days of Russian – Day 7: The Genitive Case

# 30 Days of Russian: Day 6: Writing a Diary

Привет! Today, as I've been doing every day, I did my Duolingo assignments and reviewed all the words I've been adding to my lists on Quizlet. I still only have the words from the last lesson I studied in the book I mentioned previously and some new words I learned from Duolingo. Besides that, I decided I … Continue reading 30 Days of Russian: Day 6: Writing a Diary

# 30 Days of Russian – Day 5

I didn't have time to write yesterday, but I actually spent a lot of time studying Russian. I did my Duolingo tasks in the morning (remember that I'm doing 50 points every day, which is almost one complete lesson), where I practiced plurals and some vocabulary. This time I started making a list of the … Continue reading 30 Days of Russian – Day 5

# 30 Days of Russian – Day 4: Immersion

I've been studying Russian for at least one hour every day for the past few days and I have developed many necessary skills (I can type and write faster), but I still don't feel that my Russian knowledge is really increasing that much. That's why I think that the next step is immersing myself. Besides … Continue reading 30 Days of Russian – Day 4: Immersion