This time of year, a new crop of math majors are stepping off college campuses and into the next phases of their lives. Some go to industry, some into teaching, and some into graduate school. Along any of these paths, one way to continue learning is to watch talks about and using mathematics from the internet, including sources such as TED.com and Vi Hart’s YouTube Chanel. Sadly, many of these talks leave a junior mathematician wanting more. In this post, you will find a sequence of interesting math talks that have been extended by further literature research by graduating seniors for your continued edification. The internet awaits – enjoy!

Table of Contents (Titles are jump-links in the post):

- Mathemagic (Guest Author: Adam Bengfort)
- Human-made Fractals (Guest Author: Alex Odenkirk)
- Modeling Love (Guest Author: Cody Hansen)
- WolframAlpha and the Future of Computing (Guest Author: Dan Shultz)
- Math’s Ability to Make Sense of War (Guest Author: David Devore)
- Visualizing Data (Guest Author: Devon White)
- Thought Experiments that Boil Down to “What If?” (Guest Author: Emily Leazer)
- To Infinity and Beyond (Guest Author: Eric Josupait)
- A Reality Check on Renewables (Guest Author: Eyoel Berhane)
- Applications of Algorithms (Guest Author: Grace Vente)
- The Expansive Possibilities of Teaching Statistics Before Calculus (Guest Author: Jeff Prior)
- Fibonacci Numbers and Teaching Math as Art (Guest Author: Jessica Launius)
- Using Mathematics to Generate Music (Guest Author: Kelly McCurry)
- Why Mathematics Instruction IS Necessary (Guest Author: Kimmy Grimmer)
- From Sonars to Music to Cryptography (Guest Author: Lauren Carlson)
- Classroom Makeover (Guest Author: Mike Hanson)
- Models to Represent Hyperbolic Geometry (Guest Author: Paul Landahl)
- Symmetry in Science (Guest Author: Rebecca Post)
- High School Math Focus: Calculus or Statistics? (Guest Author: Rebecca Sund)
- Powerful Statistics… Powerful Applications (Guest Author: Reed Kottke)
- Teaching with Computers (Guest Author: Williams Payne)

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