What Is Pi, and How Did It Originate?

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Scientific American Content: Global Succinctly, pi—which is written as the Greek letter for p, or π—is the ratio of the … Continue reading What Is Pi, and How Did It Originate?

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Test-approved app could kill off the graphing calculator

Math students have a love-hate relationship with the funky, expensive TI-84 graphing calculators, but thanks to a new deal, they’ll soon get a free option. Starting this spring, pupils in … Continue reading Test-approved app could kill off the graphing calculator

Making math more Lego-like—3-D picture language has far-reaching potential, including in physics

“[A] picture is worth 1,000 symbols,” quips Professor Arthur Jaffe (left). Jaffe and postdoctoral fellow Zhengwei Liu have developed a pictorial mathematical language that can convey pages of algebraic equations … Continue reading Making math more Lego-like—3-D picture language has far-reaching potential, including in physics

Math and the Best Life — an Interview With Francis Su

The ancient Greeks argued that the best life was filled with beauty, truth, justice, play and love. The mathematician Francis Su knows just where to find them. Mark Skovorodko for … Continue reading Math and the Best Life — an Interview With Francis Su