AvatarfredhutsonAbu al-Wafa Buzjani – Negative Numbers and Trigonometryscihi.org - Harald SackAbu al-Wafa’ al-Buzjani (940 – 998) On June 10, 940, Persian mathematician and astronomer Abū al-Wafāʾ, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyā ibn Ismāʿīl ibn …

AvatarfredhutsonStoryboardWhat Is Number Theory? — Plus Other Math Theories & ConceptsCurated byHowStuffWorksFor many of us, a number is just a number. But mathematicians look at that same number and divine relationships that underlie nature itself. Ready to enter the trippy world of number theory?

AvatarfredhutsonA Russian mathematician rewrote world history — and it is bonkersbigthink.com - Tom HartsfieldIf you know enough mathematicians, you might believe almost any story about one. They can simultaneously be brilliant and completely bonkers. (To be …

AvatarfredhutsonThis Simple Math Problem Drove Our Entire Staff Insane. Can You Solve It?verified_publisherEsquire - Andrew DanielsMathematicians and physicists also weighed in. Here’s what happened.

AvatarfredhutsonWhat's an Easy Way to Convert Meters to Feet?howstuffworks.com - Mark ManciniA long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, people apparently used the metric system. The climax of the original "Star Wars" movie hinges on a weak …

AvatarfredhutsonA Math Teacher's Frank and Funny Take on Math Education (Opinion)edweek.org - Rick HessMath is fundamental. This observation is a groan-inducing cliché, but it’s also true. Math matters for employment, financial literacy, and even for …