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Category Archives: Math History
The Evolution of Navigating the Sea
Guest Author: Tyler Padera Have you ever been asked to hang out with a new friend, but maybe you didn’t know where they lived? Maybe you were going to an interview for your new job but needed directions. The solution … Continue reading
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Is Math Truly Forever?
Guest Author: Andrea McNally Anyone involved in the discipline of math can most likely recall one, if not multiple, instances of being questioned on the usefulness of math. Eduardo Saenz de Cabezon addresses this question in his TED talk “Math … Continue reading
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The Winners Write the Textbook
Guest Author: Dan Walls It is said that the winners write history. While usually this is reserved for the perspectives in history textbooks and other writings, it also finds true in the evolution of mathematical history as well. Beg to … Continue reading