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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The Month in Math: February

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

  • In 1650, which famous mathematician catches a cold while tutoring the Queen of Sweden?  (He dies 10 days later.)
  •  What strange coincidence occurs at the moment of Gauss‘ death?

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The Month in Math: January

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

  • What famous mathematician was born on January 23?
  •  In January 1697, Newton receives what famous problem from  Johann Bernoulli, designed to challenged Newton’s new creation – calculus?

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THE BOY WHO LOVED MATH: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdős

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Three weeks from today, math-lovers around the world will be enjoying a new look at Paul Erdős!  June 25th is the release date of the newest book on Paul Erdős, THE BOY WHO LOVED MATH: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdős by Deborah Heiligman with illustrations by LeUyen Pham.

I can’t wait!  Click here to read the first review of the book.  Click here to see some amazing illustrations and read an article about the book in the New York Times.  21 days and counting …