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Sind Sie ein Mathe-Crack?

Diese zehn Aufgaben sollten Sie schaffen, wenn Sie als Mathetalent durchgehen wollen. Begabte Schüler der Klassenstufen 11 bis 13 machen das mit …

‘Outsiders’ Crack 50-Year-Old Math Problem

Three computer scientists have solved a problem central to a dozen far-flung mathematical fields.<p>In 2008, Daniel Spielman told his Yale University …

What is a proof, really?

What is a mathematical proof? Way back when I was a college freshman, I could give you a precise answer: A proof of a statement S is a finite …

5 Things You Need To Know About The Future Of Math

Believe it or not, math is changing. Or at least the way we use math in the context of our daily lives is changing. The way you learned math will not prepare your children with the mathematical skills they need in the 21st Century.<p>Don’t take my word for it. I am not a math professor. I almost …

There Was a Time before Mathematica…—Stephen Wolfram Blog

In a few weeks it’ll be 25 years ago: June 23, 1988—the day <i>Mathematica</i> was launched.<p>Late the night before we were still duplicating floppy disks and …

10 Coolest Mathematics Results

Many people are put off by the obscure symbols and strict rules of math, giving up on a problem as soon as they see both numbers and letters …

William & Mary - Math major’s digital version of a classic puzzle hits the big time

William & Mary math student Robert Torrence is shedding some light on a decades-old game that continues to puzzle thousands each year.<p>Torrence ’15, …

Should We Teach Experimental Mathematics?

In Tuesday’s post I started discussing this essay (PDF format), by mathematician Doron Zeilberger. I wholeheartedly seconded the sentiments from the …

Consequences of the Riemann hypothesis

I gave a talk on this topic a few months ago, so I assembled a list then which could be appreciated by a general mathematical audience. I'll …