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10 Mathematical inventions in ancient India that changed the world

Mathematics is the science that deals with the logic of shape, quantity, and arrangement. Math is all around us, in everything we do. It is the …

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Reality check: How can we teach kids to recognize fake news?

A few years back, I began seeing Facebook posts about celebrities moving to small towns across America, including Decatur. The stories maintained …

Fake News

Number-theory prodigy among winners of most coveted prize in mathematics

Number theorist Peter Scholze, who became Germany’s youngest ever full professor at the age of 24, and geometrician Caucher Birkar — a Kurdish …

Mathematics

Want Students to Read Deeply? Ask Them These Two Kinds of Questions

Students often summarize or spout cliched morals when asked to analyze literature. But a new study finds two new ways teachers can get them to look …

An Introduction to Queuing Theory

The mathematical study of waiting in line<p><b>Queuing theory</b> is the mathematical study of queuing, or waiting in lines. Queues contain <b>customers</b> (or …

Why maths should be spilt into two subjects

Businesses expect their new employees to be numerate, because whatever the business does they will be involved with figures every day one way or …

Thousands of Sexist AI Bots Could Be Coming. Here’s How We Can Stop Them.

I recently overheard my 2-year-old daughter talking to Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa, and two things struck me. First, she doesn’t distinguish the …

Shaq the Mathematician

(YouTube link)<p>Shaquille O'Neal has a doctorate in education, but everyone has a brain fart occasionally. His came on the TV show <i>Inside the NBA</i>, which …

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Cornell Math Professor and <i>New York Times</i> columnist Steven Strogatz, author of The Joy of x, said much of middle and high school math curriculum …

'What fraction is shaded?' maths problem has got the better of most adults - but not because it's difficult

Remember at school, when your maths teachers would impress upon you the importance of showing your working out?<p>When it came to homework, tests and …

Introduction to finite elements

Welcome to this learning project about <b>Introduction to finite elements</b>!<p>Learning Project Summary[edit]<p><b>Project code:</b><p><b>Suggested Prerequisites:</b><p><b>Time</b> …

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Review of Matrix Mathematics

Bernstein’s Matrix Mathematics is impressive. It’s over 1500 pages and weighs 5.3 pounds (2.4 kg). It’s a reference book, not the kind of book you …

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This amateur mathematician just made an enormous “lucky” breakthrough in solving the 60-year-old Hadwiger-Nelson problem

The breakthrough is the first time the problem’s answer has been narrowed down since last century<p>Some of the greatest mathematical minds have been …

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The Important Theorem of Thomas Bayes

Thomas Bayes (1701 – 1761)<p>On April 17, 1761, English mathematician and Presbyterian minister <b>Thomas Bayes</b> passed away. He is best known as name giver …

Secondary Maths Resources

Welcome secondary maths teachers! Are you looking for quality assured resources, designed to make lesson planning easier? Spanning across multiple …

The unreasonable relationship between mathematics and physics

<i>This article is based on a London Mathematical Society popular lecture given by David Tong, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the university of</i> …

An Inequality with the Central Binomials

Schur's Inequality $(x^t(x-y)(x-z)+y^t(y-z)(y-x)+z^t(z-x)(z-y)\ge 0)$<p>An Application of Schur's Inequality …

Why prime numbers still fascinate mathematicians, 2,300 years later

On March 20, American-Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands received the Abel Prize, celebrating lifetime achievement in mathematics. Langlands’ …

A parlor trick for SET

Tai-Danae Bradley is one of the hosts of PBS Infinite Series, a delightful series of vignettes into fun parts of math. The video below is about the …

9 traits of successful programmers that kids can develop now

I don’t have kids. But there are lots of kids in my life. I’ve also worked closely with thousands of entry-level developers over the course of my 20 years in tech. Throughout my career I’ve been approached by parents looking for advice on how to encourage their kids to become software engineers. It …

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Prime numbers are still one of the most mysterious topics in math — here are the most confounding problems

Prime numbers are one of the most basic topics of study in the branch of mathematics called number theory.<p>Primes are numbers that can only be evenly divided by themselves and 1. For example, 7 is a prime number since I'm left with a remainder or a fractional component if I divide 7 by anything …

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FedEx employee discovers largest known prime number

A FedEx employee from Tennessee has made mathematical history with the discovery of the largest known prime number.<p>Load Error<p>Jonathan Pace, a …

FedEx Employee Discovers Largest Prime Number Ever at 23 Million Digits Long

Mathematicians are fascinated by prime numbers, those that can only be divided by themselves and the number 1. On Wednesday, it was announced that …

The Largest Prime Number to Date Has Been Discovered And It's Hurting Our Brains

Meet the 50th Mersenne prime.<p>A newly discovered prime number has broken the record for the largest ever found, coming in at a whopping 23,249,425 …

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Dive into the Mind-Boggling Math of Tessellating Pentagons

Children’s blocks lie scattered on the floor. You start playing with them—squares, rectangles, triangles and hexagons—moving them around, flipping …

A Problem with Three Equilateral Triangles

Source<p>Solution 1<p>Extend $QR$ to $H$ on $AD,$ and, similarly, $PQ$ to $I.$<p>$\angle PQH=60^{\circ}=\angle PBH,$ making quadrilateral $BHPQ$ cyclic. …

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

Mathematics is full of weird number systems that most people have never heard of and would have trouble even conceptualizing. But rational numbers …

Can you solve it? Feast on these mathematical snacks

Merry Christmas guzzlers<p>Today’s three morsels are all geometrical:<p>1) What fraction of the whole triangle is the red triangle?<p>2) Four semicircles with radius 2 are constructed in the red square below. What is the area of the square?<p>3) A quarter of a circle with radius 6 is shown below. Inside it are …

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If you can solve one of these 6 major math problems, you'll win a $1 million prize

In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the most important math problems that remain unsolved.<p>Reflecting the importance of the problems, the Institute offered a $1 million prize to anyone who could provide a rigorous, …

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