The Month in Math: December

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

  • In 1742, Euler presents the first concise statement of what famous theorem?
  • In 1908, Scientific American offers $500 to anyone who can come up with “a simple explanation” of what famous idea?

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The Month in Math: November

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

  • Which mathematician’s burial was described as follows – “He was buried more like a robber than what he really was, the ornament of his century.”
  • Which mathematician described his discovery of non-Euclidean geometry as “From nothing I have created another entirely new world.”?

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The Month in Math: October

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

  • In 1843, what does Sir William Hamilton invent during a walk along the Royal Canal in Dublin?
  • In 1903, Frank Cole gives his famous silent presentation about what unsolved math problem?

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The Month in Math: September

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

  • What famous theorem does Kurt Godel present on Sept. 7, 1930?
  • Two of the most prolific mathematicians died during the month of September.  Can you name both of them?

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The Month in Math: August

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

  • What famous scientist wrote to President Roosevelt on August 2, 1939?
  • What was the subject of the great debate between Tartaglia and Ferrari during this month in 1548?

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