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Category Archives: Math in Pop Culture
Mathematical Democracy: Mission Impossible? Maybe not…
In 1950, a 29yearold PhD candidate at Columbia published a stunning theorem that later won him a Nobel Prize: “There is no such thing as a fair voting system.” Or so the legend goes. Let’s dive into this claim and … Continue reading
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
Posted in Math in Pop Culture, Statistics, Technology & Math
Tagged Math and Dating, statistics, Videos
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The Man Who Knew Infinity (Mathematical Movie!)
Hi! For this post, I thought I would take a break from posting math riddles and take a brief moment to draw your attention to an exciting new movie premiering in the United States this week – “The Man Who … Continue reading
Posted in Math, Math Education, Math in Pop Culture, Uncategorized
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3 Revolutionary Women of Mathematics
Originally published by Scientific American From the profound revelations of the shape of space to the furthest explorations reachable by imagination and logic, the history of mathematics has always been seen as a masculine endeavor. Names like Gauss, Euler, Riemann, … Continue reading
Posted in AMS, Math, Math in Pop Culture, Mathematics in Society, Social Justice
Tagged math history, women in math
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A Fresh Slice of π
Almost anyone in the math world will know that today is π Day. Every year on March 14, the date reads 3/14, the first 3 digits of our favorite constant. It may be an irrational holiday, but it is about … Continue reading
Posted in Math, Math in Pop Culture, Math Teaching, Uncategorized
Tagged calculus, Math Teaching, pi day
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