Before Microsoft, Bill Gates was a mathematician! During his sophomore year at Harvard, he formulated an algorithm to figure out the minimum number of flips it takes to sort a stack of pancakes. Listen to or read the NPR interview with Dr. Lewis, Gates’ professor who introduced him to the problem. For background information and…

Read MoreA new study from Western University shows a correlation between fluency in basic math and high achievement on the math portion of the PSAT. Watch the video and read more here.

Read MoreA new world-wide initiative, Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013, will tackle global issues such as natural disasters and sustainability. Mathematicians will dedicate the year 2013 to researching and finding solutions for problems plaguing our world. Another major objective of the project is to inform the public of the relevance of math in modern calamities….

Read MoreIt’s always fun to learn fun math facts about our calendaring system. Wired has an article that has just a few examples that you can read about. Just click here.

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