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It’s Not a Competition…But We’re Still Ahead

Life is full of ironies and contradictions. Case in point: I write for two competitions (Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, and MATHCOUNTS), but I never have participated in a math competition myself. I hadn’t even heard of the Putnam … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Circle: Math Circle at Graterford Prison

Like many other Math Circles, the Graterford Math Circle just had its first meeting of the fall. The leaders, Katie Haymaker and I, brought a question to the group: How can we understand the lottery, and when can you play … Continue reading

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Like a book club with math instead of books

I love reading and the idea of book clubs, and I have always wanted to be part of a really stimulating and fun book club, with bright, unpretentious people thinking hard about good stuff. I haven’t found the book club … Continue reading

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