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Math isn’t just for the classroom! Check out what other instructors are recommending for movies, music, podcasts, articles, and even shopping… all with a math twist!

Math After-Hours: Lighten up & LOL

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...

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Math News: The Langlands Program

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...

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March MATH-ness is Here!

March MATH-ness is Here!

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Watch, Read, Listen & Shop: Lighten Up Over Break

Watch:  Snuggle up with a cup of tea and watch these lighthearted mystery shows. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries - a delightful, easy to watch show set in the 1920’s. Follow the adventurous Phryne Fisher as she elegantly helps the local, dashing, detective solve...

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Math Career Spotlight: Michael LaMarca

What is your current job/career? Technical Operations Manager at Sunnova Energy Corp. I am responsible for the the energy simulation and monitoring of over 43,000 residential solar systems. How do you use math or mathematical problem solving in your work? How does...

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Math Career Spotlight: Lydia Tolman, Actuary

In this month's Career spotlight, we'd like to introduce you to Lydia Tolman. What is your current job/career? Actuary. My current title is Manager over Individual Rating and Forecasting in the Actuarial Services Department of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. How do...

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