Just for Fun

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!

Watch or Read: The Bletchley Circle

  The Bletchley Circle series is more Downton Abbey than Imagination Game. A lot like Numbers in the way characters pause mid- procedural to explain a code breaking concept, the Bletchley circle series center on a group of women (amateur) crime investigators who...

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Math Travel Sites Around the World

Mathematical travel: Virtually! One of the beautiful and perhaps underappreciated aspects of mathematics is its appearance in subtle ways throughout our world.  Most people are aware that the nautilus shell forms a logarithmic spiral and that the golden ratio...

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Watch: Genius Season One, Einstein

Featured on the National Geographic Channel or Blu Ray/DVD Unless you catch old episodes of Numbers, it isn’t easy to find a good binge-watch with a math spin. New to DVD and Blu Ray and still streaming is the first season of Genius, which focuses on the life of...

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Math News Favorites to Follow

Interesting news sources abound to help you stay current on interesting math news all summer long.  Here’s our list of favorites! Facebook News feeds: Inside Higher Ed Chronicle of Higher Education Mathematical Association of America American Mathematical Society Art...

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Summer Reads for Math Lovers

Accessorize your reading list with a new math-inspired beach towel and the most stylish math nerd eyeglasses we have seen! Read  The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure - Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Rotraut Susanne Berner (Illustrator), Michael Henry Heim...

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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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