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On Mathematical Superpowers and Black History Month

“Which MATHEMATICAL superpower would you prefer?” Ben Orlin asked on his Math with Bad Drawings blog. He offered readers three superpower options: super approximation, or “the ability to immediately answer any numerical question to within 20% accuracy,” super visualization, or … Continue reading

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Prepare to Be Nerdsniped

You have a lot of bags, and you want to store them by stuffing all of them into one of the bags. For n bags, how many ways are there to do this? I’ve spent a good amount of time … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Grandmothers of STEM

It’s not strictly mathematical, but Grandma Got STEM is one of my favorite blogs. It’s a collection of stories about grandmothers and other older women who have or had careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Win at Math!

As the end of the semester draws near, I find myself looking for quick ways to procrastinate.  And playing a little game won’t take up that much time, right?  Like, say, we could play a friendly game of Tic-Tac-Toe… (Courtesy … Continue reading

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