# Mathematics

How to find minimums and maximums using a graphing calculator
By: Josh Komon
While it is important to be able to find minimums and maximums of an equation algebraically, using a graphing calculator, it is much easier to find these. Any equation where one can isolate the y variable can be graphed on the calculator, and then, using...
 By: Chris Pine Calculators have only recently gained widespread popularity for their help in solving arithmetic problems which might be too difficult to figure out mentally. Even paper, pens and pencils are a luxury that we have only been able to enjoy relatively recently in the wider scope...
Celebrate Pi Day on March 14
By: Samuel Aitkins
March 14th for most people is just another day of the week. For math junkies, however, this is the day to celebrate one of the most popular, loved and fascinating number in mathematics - pi. Yes, for those who don't know it, March 14 (or...
Celebrate Pi Day on March 14
By: Bruce Tyson
You have waited a whole year for it and now it is here. Pi day enshrines the most beloved mathematical constant in history. Contrary to what some believe, you don’t have to be a nerd to celebrate π day. Here are a few suggestions...
Celebrate Pi Day on March 14
By: Jennifer Brister
Pi Day, celebrated on March 14, or 3.14, celebrates the Greek letter Pi. Pi is the symbol for the ratio of circumference of a circle to the diameter of the circle. Those who enjoy math and science usually celebrate Pi day with a little...
How math is used in the real world, despite what students say
By: Sanford Aranoff
There is a lot of talk nowadays about the poor mathematics preparation our students have. As a mathematics professor, I will agree with this. Students coming out of high school do not understand that mathematics is a collection of principles that the students must master...
By: Nick Ford
The square root is an important mathematical concept that is usually encountered once the basic rules of arithmetic have been mastered. To appreciate this mathematical concept let’s first, let’s ask a question. Is it possible to multiply two equal numbers together to produce...
How to calculate square root
By: Nick Ford
Most of us take our calculators for granted and press the square root button when we want to find a square root. To impress your friends as a mental gymnast you can follow a method that was used before the days of caculators Here’s...
Al Kashi: A biography
By: Nick Ford
Al Kashi was a first class Islamic astronomer and mathematician. He was born in the Persian town of Kashan in1380 AD and died forty nine years later in Samarkand. During his career he worked with Ulugh Beg, the leading astronomer of the time. His collaborations...