Assessing the value of learning math by using manipulatives
By: Deepak Gupta - 605903
School is sometimes likened to the setting of a nightmare students have to attend five days a week, and this is all because of one subject – math. While some are naturally excellent – even superior - at dealing with numbers, there are those who...
The history of Pi Day
By: Robin Lamb
If it’s true that on St. Patrick’s Day everyone can be Irish, then just three days earlier, on March 14, everyone can be a mathematician. For this is Pi Day, a celebration of that famous irrational number and all things to do with...
The search for the next record-breaking prime number
By: Steven Mars
The largest prime number ever discovered is (2^57,885,161)-1. It was discovered on January 25, 2013, as of the date of the writing of this article (May 6, 2013). It won the $100,000 prize awarded by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It was found...
By: Calvin Wolf
When playing against an opponent, how should you strategize? In many fields exists the study of "game theory," which is the study of strategic decision making. Game theory helps reveal which alternatives have greater statistical likelihood of being successful. In economics, for example, game...
Biography: Akshay Venkatesh, mathematician
By: Gillian Taber
Akshay Venkatesh (21 November 1981 - ) is an Australian-Indian mathematician. His mathematical interests are wide but he lists his current field as “… number theory and related topics, especially automorphic forms and representation theory” on his Stanford University webpage. Akshay grew up in...
By: Gillian Taber
Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz (23 May 1606 - 7 Sept. 1682) was a Spanish mathematician, writer and philosopher, famous for his Catholic faith and his prolific number of published works on subjects such as astronomy and mathematics. Born to Lorenzo Caramuel and Catalina de Frisia...

 

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