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El modelo epidemiológico SIR

Cuando nos pidieron a los editores que escribiéramos algo para el Blog, me pregunté: “¿Esa no era una película de ciencia ficción con Steve McQueen?” Pero la amenaza que vamos a examinar es otra llamada coronavirus, y en particular un tipo de modelo SIR, el modelo Kermack-McKendrick, el cual relaciona tres variables que describen los…

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Examining the Coronavirus through the S.I.R. model

When they asked the editors to write something for this blog, I thought, “Wasn’t that a sci-fi movie with Steve McQueen?” But we are going to look at a different menace called the coronavirus, and in particular an S.I.R. model, which relates three variables that describe the three groups that a population is divided into…

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Is Automaticity a 21st-Century Math Skill?

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Regardless of our age, we all share a common rite of passage in early education— the mastery of math facts. Although the way we practice math facts has changed over the years, we all remember doing them over and over again. For me, it was learning the multiplication tables by using physical flash cards, a…

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