Monthly Archives: June 2016

Scott Kim: The Power of Puzzle Creation

Guest Author: Hana Lobsinger In his Ted Talk, The Art of Puzzles, puzzle master Scott Kim walks the audience through his career of designing puzzles, displaying his passion and the meaning behind his work. Puzzles can be described in different … Continue reading

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Infinity Elephants and Gabriel’s Horn

Guest Author: Brian Hook Vi Hart’s Doodling in Math Class: Infinity Elephants is a fun little video that brushes over many mathematical concepts without getting bogged down in technical jargon. Vi, a prolific recreational mathematician who also contributes heavily to Khan Academy, … Continue reading

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Nate Silver and the Stylish Statistics of Predicting Elections

Guest Author: Michael Dimock Nate Silver is a statistics guru whose claim to fame has come from correctly predicting 49 of the 50 states in the 2008 presidential election as well as all 35 senate races. He then showed that … Continue reading

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Higher Dimensional Polytopes

A guest post by Bobby Holmquist: It is common in sci-fi literature to hear about higher special dimensions. In Star Trek and Star Wars, one is able to access faster-than-light travel by accessing warp speed or hyperspace, respectively. In both … Continue reading

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OKCupid: The Math Behind Online Dating

Guest Author: Michalina Malysz “Like you use sentences to tell a person a story; you use algorithms to tell a story to a computer” (Rudder 2013). In today’s day and age, we have the world at our fingertips. The internet … Continue reading

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