Math Pays off . . . Big Time!

Though most mathematicians would agree that playing the lottery is not a good investment strategy, a husband-and-wife team found it to be hugely profitable by hauling in almost $27 million. How? They discovered a math error in Cash WinFall, a lottery game run in their...

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...

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...

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...

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...