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!

Just for Fun: Brilliant

If you like puzzles, problems of the day, or lifelong learning in the math and science realms, the website https://brilliant.org/  and accompanying app are worth a look. There are several levels of membership. There is a free course level where one can do lessons in...

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Read: The Housekeeper and the Professor

This 2003 novella from Japanese author Yoko Ogawa (translated by Steven Snyder) has a little bit of a Tuesdays with Morrie feel. The three major characters are a professor with a brain injur and the single mother and her son who take on the task of being the...

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Math After-Hours: Read, Listen and Shop

Here are some of our instructor faves! Read: How math can help improve the flu vaccine. Thinking about your career? The Chronicle has some suggestions. Listen: Something a little bit different for true crime fans: Sword and Scale a true crime podcast Want to know how...

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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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