The Odds of March Madness

Want to win a million dollars a year for life? Simple! Just fill out a perfect March Madness bracket. The odds of getting a perfect bracket are so astronomically high that last year billionaire Warren Buffet offered $1 million dollars a year for life to any Berkshire...

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...

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...

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...