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Category Archives: Recreational Mathematics
iRashida: A Tour
iRashida, is a blog written by Rashida Hakim, a junior computer science student at Caltech, where she shares “problems and ponderings in physics and math, with a sprinkle of computer science”. In particular, she is interested in the algorithms used … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Math Communication, people in math, Recreational Mathematics, women in math
Tagged Benford's Law, Blog on Math Blogs, computer science, physics, Rashida Hakim, Riddles
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“Combinatorics and more”: A Tour
Gil Kalai writes the “Combinatorics and more” blog. I find many of his posts on the blog to be detailed and nicely structured. Here are just a few of the recent ones I enjoyed. “Possible future Polymath projects (2009, 2021)” … Continue reading
Posted in Blogs, Combinatorics, people in math, Recreational Mathematics
Tagged combinatorics, Gil Kalai, limit shape, poetry, Polymath, quantum, Riemann zeta function, Tim Gowers
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Math Walks: A Tour
Math Walks is a blog created by secondary math teacher Traci Jackson. It started on March 27th to encourage math discussion on neighborhood walks during the quarantine. I was so excited to find this blog that brings such a playful … Continue reading
Posted in Blogs, Math Education, Mathematics and the Arts, Puzzles, Recreational Mathematics
Tagged Blog on Math Blogs, Math Walks, mathematics, Playful Math, puzzles, Traci Jackson
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Playful Invitations: A Tour
Playful Invitations: Inspiring Ways to Teach Early Mathematics, is a blog written by Dorie Ranheim. Its goal is “to inspire parents, caregivers, and educators of preschool children to intentionally teach math using natural materials.” By using “loose parts”, backyards, playgrounds, … Continue reading
Posted in Blogs, Math Education, planet math, Recreational Mathematics, Sustainability, Uncategorized
Tagged Blog, Dorie Ranheim, early childhood, math, nature, Playful Invitations
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“Physics Buzz”: A Tour
While the “Physics Buzz” blog from the American Physical Society isn’t a math blog, there is some overlap. Here are some interesting recent posts on the site. “Holiday Instability” This post explores questions such as whether a Christmas tree, a … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, mathematical physics, Physics, Recreational Mathematics
Tagged American Physical Society, Christmas, coffee, Festivus, fractals, Hannah Fry, Hannukkah, stars
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Tanya Khovanova’s Math Blog: A Tour
Dr. Tanya Khovanova is a mathematician whose research interests lie in recreational mathematics, combinatorics, probability, geometry, number theory. Currently, she is a Lecturer and PRIMES Head Mentor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In To Count the Natural Numbers, … Continue reading
Posted in Blogs, people in math, Recreational Mathematics, women in math
Tagged Blog on Math Blogs, blogs, math, mathematics, Penney's Games, PRIMES STEP, Recreational Mathematics, Set TicTacToe, Tanya Khovanova
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An Arbitrarily Close Tour
Annie Perkins, a math teacher for Minneapolis Public Schools, writes the arbitrarily close blog. Here are just a few of the interesting/exciting/compelling components of her blog. #MathArtChallenge posts Perkins has been creating posts for this challenge since March 16 and … Continue reading
Posted in BlackLivesMatter, Current Events, Issues in Higher Education, K12 Mathematics, Mathematics and the Arts, people in math, Recreational Mathematics
Tagged #MathArtChallenge, Annie Perkins, arbitrarily close, Black Lives Matter
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Rage of the Blackboard: A Tour
I’ve always found great beauty in the way illustrations can convey a lot of information in a succinct, elegant, and beautiful way. I am a big fan of art especially when it intersects with math. While on Twitter, I ran … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Blogs, Current Events, Math Communication, Mathematics and the Arts, people in math, Physics, Recreational Mathematics, women in math
Tagged blogs, Blogs on Math Blogs, E.A. Casanova, Illustrations, math communication, Rage The Blackboard, Women In Math
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Matt Baker’s Math Blog: A Tour
This week I dived into the math blogosphere and found this cool blog Matt Baker’s Math Blog by Dr. Matt Baker, a professor, and Associate Dean at Georgia Tech School of Mathematics. This blog was featured back in 2013 in Evelyn’s … Continue reading
Posted in Blogs, Combinatorics, Math Communication, Number Theory, Recreational Mathematics, Theoretical Mathematics
Tagged Blog on Math Blogs, combinatorics, Matt Baker, number theory, Recreational Mathematics
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