Math & The Olympics: Let the Games Begin!

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...

Ready, Set, Pi Day!

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...

Can Math Predict Love?

According to a Pew Research Study in 2015, 15% of American adults have used an online dating app, a 4% jump from 2013. Algorithms rule online dating apps, but can math predict love? Turns out it depends on who you ask. Mathematician Hannah Fry says math can help you...
Course Spotlight: Precalculus

Course Spotlight: Precalculus

Precalculus courses take a variety of different appearances depending on the institution. From two semester Algebra- Trigonometry sequences, to one semester all in one sequence, to one semester function courses. For some students precalculus will be a terminal course...

Featured Resources for Black History Month

As part of Black History Month we highlight some great resources for information on past and present black mathematicians. The blog Mathematically Gifted and Black features a new mathematician each day for the month of February....