by Kim | Apr 9, 2018 | Just for Fun, Vol. 19

Every once in a while it’s fun to let your students see math in the real world, but math that is wrong, very wrong is a reminder that they too can help improve the world when they catch these math FAILS! Shop: Great for final exam day to have sitting on your desk! Or...
by Kim | Apr 9, 2018 | Just for Fun, Vol. 19

Last month Robert Langlands won one of math’s post prestigious prizes, The Abel Award, for his life’s work on what is known as the Langlands Program. The Program’s inception occurred in 1967 when Langlands wrote to Andre¢ Weil regarding a new approach to mathematics...
by Kim | Mar 13, 2018 | Just for Fun, Timely Tips, Vol. 18

Everyone knows March is the month when Pi Day happens, but March 14th isn’t the only math-y thing that goes on in March. On your spring break enjoy some March related recreational mathematics. THE OSCARS Here’s how the winners get selected, an interesting application...
by Kim | Feb 16, 2018 | Just for Fun, Timely Tips, Vol. 17

Did you know that there is a National Museum of Mathematics? MO Math is just that. Housed on 26th street in NYC, this museum has something for all ages and skill levels. There are a variety of programs for children (Expansions) as well as adults. You can take an in...
by Kim | Feb 16, 2018 | Just for Fun, Timely Tips, Vol. 17

It’s that time again; the Winter Olympics are here! How can we tie the Olympic spirit to mathematics? Share the spirit of math competitions! There is an international competition for high school students each July called the International Mathematical Olympiad. The...
by Kim | Feb 15, 2018 | Just for Fun, Timely Tips, Vol. 17

Pi day is just around the corner. This month we jump-start your Pi engines with some puzzles and ideas for celebrating Pi day. Since 2013 Nasa has issued a Pi Day Challenge of four questions based on actual problems that Jet Propulsion Laboratory Scientist have...