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Jul. 04, 2014

Do Your Patriotic Duty: Learn Math

Mathematician Edward Frenkel says a well-educated public is essential to democracy—and that includes being knowledgeable about math.

math, math education, patriotism, edward frenkel

Jun. 21, 2013

Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Math

Some parents are skipping the bedtime stories and tucking kids in with equations.

Laura Overdeck, bedtime math, math, mathematics, equations

Dec. 06, 2013

The Simpsons’ Secret? It’s Written by Math Geeks

The secret behind The Simpsons math jokes? A writers’ room full of ex-mathematicians.

the simpsons, math, simon singh, homer simpson, fermat's last theorem

Jan. 17, 2014

Is the Universe Built on Math?

In The Mathematical Universe, physicist Max Tegmark argues that the universe is completely mathematical.

The Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality, physicist, Max Tegmark, cosmos, universe, reality

May. 27, 2011

Are Math Skills Built In To The Human Brain?

Amazonian villagers with no schooling understand basic geometry as well as math-schooled adults.

math geometry brain mathematics

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