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Category Archives: Math in Pop Culture
Math Students Hunt For Errors in False Proofs!
Communicating mathematics is a crucial part of a developing mathematician’s career. Really, any mathematician’s career. In the classroom, with peers, and at conferences, math students organize their learning and research in order to effectively question and convey concepts that require … Continue reading
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Let’s Take Responsibility For Our Math
In an open letter to the AMS Notices, a collaboration of prominent mathematicians and other stakeholders insist that mathematicians and universities suspend any relationship with law enforcement (see here). Their reasoning, as the letter makes clear, is that the tools … Continue reading
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CROSSWORD! (or: Diversion as a vehicle for conversation on power and usage)
There is so much that is peculiar, irregular, silly, or downright twisted in mathematical verbiage that, certainly, we could all benefit from some soulsearching on the language of our culture. Some of mathematics usage is confusing (e. g. overuse of … Continue reading
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An Infinite Understanding
“Have you ever thought about how strange it is that we think about infinity every day, but most people think about it only on the rarest of occasions, if ever?” This is the text message I recently sent two of … Continue reading
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The Science of Moving Dots
A guest post by Allison Kotleba: When most people think of basketball, they picture the tall players, the fastpaced plays, and the seemingly impossible shooting skills. However, spatiotemporal pattern recognition does not come to most people’s minds when discussing the … Continue reading