The Month in Math: June

Interested in the highlights from the historical world of mathematics for the month of June?  How about the answers to these questions?

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The Month in Math: May

Interested in the highlights from the historical world of mathematics for the month of May?  How about the answers to these questions?

  • What famous mathematician predicted his own death during the month of May?
  • On May 24, 1973, Pi is calculated to how many decimal places?

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The Month in Math: April

Interested in the highlights from the historical world of mathematics for the month of April?  How about the answers to these questions?

  • What famous mathematician (perhaps the most famous of them all) was born in the month of April?  There are two possibilities for this one!
  • Which future U.S. president completed his own proof of the Pythagorean Theorem during the month of April?

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The Month in Math: March

Interested in the highlights from the historical world of mathematics for the month of March?  How about the answers to these questions?

  • My favorite mathematician is born this month.  Who is he?  Here’s a hint – “my brain is open.”
  • March 17 celebrates the anniversary of one of the most lopsided business deals in all of mathematical history.  Who did it involve?  What was the deal?

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Mathematical Poetry Month?

It is a relatively well-known fact that, in the United States, the month of April is National Poetry Month.  What is far less-known (unfortunately) is that April is also Mathematics Awareness Month.  Intending to capitalize on the overlapping celebrations, science writer Stephen Ornes proposes that April should become Mathematical Poetry Month.  His compelling argument can be read here:  April Should Be Mathematical Poetry Month.

Should we start a petition????