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?
Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine Mathematics is full of weird number systems that most people have never heard of and would have trouble … Continue reading Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics
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
“[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
The project have investigated whether different types of math learning strategies changes the way children solves math problems. On the picture mounting of the hood which is used for … Continue reading Math learned best when children move
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