# Mathematics

### Number Line Puzzles-Equations

ABOUT THE BOOK<p>This book is the first release of a 12-book Algebra 1 series for children ages 4 and older. It’s a fun and engaging fairy tale about …

Algebra### Subject requirement

To be considered for admission, students must complete 15 “a-g” courses with a grade of C or better — at least 11 of them prior to the senior year.<p>Taking approved "a-g" courses isn't the only way to satisfy these requirements. Students also may meet them by completing college courses or earning …

Education### California College Boss Wants Algebra Graduation Requirement Gone, Says it’s ‘Civil Rights Issue’

The chancellor of California’s community college system has raised eyebrows after suggesting colleges should drop the algebra requirement, claiming …

Algebra### This math problem has the internet confused. Can you figure it out?

6 ÷ 3(1+2) =<p>If someone said there is no right answer when it comes to mathematics almost wouldn’t make sense. Many people would say it’s illogical to …

### Summer Conferences: Physical Mathematics | Not Even Wrong

Talks from last month’s 2017 Bonn Arbeitstagung are available here. This conference was in honor of Yuri Manin and supposedly devoted to Physical …

Columbia University### Math- Spiral Review | Ripples

Math- Spiral Review<p>Category: Blog Leave a Comment<p>The beautiful creature that created this spiral most certainly did not create their spiral …

### Iranian-Born Stanford Professor Was First Woman to Win Math’s Fields Medal

For Maryam Mirzakhani, mathematics was an artistic challenge she worked out by doodling on large sheets of paper<p>For Maryam Mirzakhani, mathematics was more of an artistic challenge than the headache-inducing ordeal imagined by many people who never got past basic algebra.<p>A Stanford University math …

### Kaisa Matomäki Dreams of Primes | Quanta Magazine

Prime numbers are the central characters in mathematics, the indivisible elements from which all other numbers are constructed. Around 300 B.C., …

### In Memoriam | Mathematical Association of America

<i>Ed Aboufadel (Grand Valley State University) is editor of "In Memoriam." Please send relevant information to him at inmemoriam@maa.org.</i><p>2017<p><b>Maryam</b> …

Linear Algebra### Riddles in Mathematics, Leo Valls

<b>Get Riddles in Mathematics on iTunes here!</b><p>The powerslide heard from around the world. Here’s Leo Valls part from <i>Riddles in Mathematics</i>! Don’t forget …

Skateboarding### Obituary: Maryam Mirzakhani died on July 14th

IMAGINE a frictionless ball rolling around a billiard table. Next, work out, on variously shaped tables, which set of ricochets would merely repeat a …

Economics### Post-16 maths to get government cash boost

<b>Maths education for 16- to 19-year-olds in England will gain a £16m boost over two years, ministers have announced.</b><p>It comes as a government commissioned maths review found too many teenagers dropped maths after GCSE, harming their job prospects and the wider economy.<p>The cash, from existing budgets, …

Mathematics Education### The Buy Pile: Time Travel, Detectives & A Road Trip

<b>WHAT IS THE BUY PILE?</b><p><i>Every week Hannibal Tabu (winner of the 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt/blogger/novelist/poet/jackass on Twitter/head honcho of</i> …

Comics### Can you solve this viral maths equation?

There are TWO answers!<p>Logic tests are often designed to twist our brains into seeing new ways of solving a problem, and this viral math equation …

### Elon Musk explains what's wrong with math class

For any kid who feels bored in math class, Elon Musk sympathizes with you.<p>Speaking at the ISSR&D Conference in Washington D.C. Wednesday, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla (TSLA) was asked about the education system. Musk explained that he believes schools aren't doing enough to help children grasp why …

Elon Musk### Can You Guess the Two Answers to This Viral IQ Test?

Test your knowledge with this tricky math equation.<p>Feel like giving your brain a little exercise today? Keep that mid-week slump at bay by trying to …

IQ### 4 Brilliant Work Habits of History's Most Underrated Genius

Claude Shannon was the father of the information age, and we can all learn from him.<p><i>What work habits of geniuses like Einstein, Shannon, and Turing can the rest of us learn from? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Self-improvement### Maryam Mirzakhani obituary

Iranian mathematician who was the first woman to win the Fields medal<p>In 2014 the Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, who has died aged 40 of cancer, was awarded the Fields medal, the discipline’s most celebrated prize. The 52 previous recipients had all been men. Maryam won it “for her …

### Functional Drawing at C&!

Last week I taught at the first (year 0) of C&!, the Camp for Algorithmic Math Play. It was a lot of fun working on mathematical play and games with …

### Naval Academy professor to display skills on 'Superhuman' | Miami Herald

One Canton resident is out to drum up more excitement for mathematics while also competing for $50,000.<p>Sommer Gentry, a Naval Academy math professor, …

### All shook up over topology

Physicists and mathematicians have bonded over their shared explorations of bizarre states of matter.<p>The King left his wife in 1972, but it wasn’t …

Physics### Puzzles that teach the fundamentals of crypto's essential, elusive zero-knowledge proofs

Zero-knowledge proofs are one of the most important concepts in cryptography: they're a way to "validate a computation on private data by allowing a …

### 3 Great Tips for Helping All Students Get Better at Math

Students often believe success in math classes requires them to be a “math person.” This thought is as common as a teacher’s struggle to prove that …

Mathematics Education### Regents Recap — June, 2017: More Mathematical Misunderstanding

Far too often questions on New York State math exams demonstrate a disturbing lack of content knowledge.<p>Consider this multiple choice item from the …

Mathematics Education### Long Island teen petitions for fix to Regents Geometry exam

When Ben Catalfo, 16, took a look at this year's Regents Geometry exam, he realized something just didn't add up.

Mathematics Education### How Maryam Mirzakhani Was a Role Model For More Than Just Her Mathematics

"A hardworking genius."<p>On July 14, Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford professor of mathematics and the only female winner of the prestigious Fields Medal in …

Women's News### People Are Sharing this Puzzle that Supposedly Tests Whether You're "Smarter Than an Architect"

Over at <i>The Guardian</i>, mathematician Alex Bellos has an article series in which he asks readers to send their solutions to a weekly puzzle. That sounds …

Architecture### PREMIERE: Melbourne’s electronic whizz kid Squarehead returns with a dreamy new EP Thought Fractals

Tobi Yamamoto is <b>Squarehead</b>, a hot hot electronic artist out of Melbourne and the latest EP he’s got for us is something pretty damn special.<p>The bass …

Fractals### Maryam Mirzakhani’s success showed us the challenges women in maths still face

When Marin Alsop conducted the Last Night of the Proms, she said that she was “quite shocked that it can be 2013 and there can still be firsts for …

Women's News### 3D printed Math Grenade

Calculator hacks are fun and educational and an awesome way to show-off how 1337 your skills are. [Marcus Wu] is a maker who likes 3D printing and …