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Bringing Computer Science to K-12 schools "has serious consequences for math education... As members of the math-ed community, we have a responsibility to make sure this integration happens authentically, and in a way that supports math instruction instead of undermining it." Read about the challenges and the opportunities in this post by Emmanuel Schanzer (Bootstrap) at http://bit.ly/2iL1kY5
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"Mathematicians have a super power: problem-solving. Lately I have run into some inspiring examples of mathematicians working to help address some bigger problems in the larger world." Beth Malmskog looks at individuals who are addressing Equal Opportunity for Women and Girls, Environment and Climate Change, and Social Justice. Read about their efforts and be inspired.
Getting involved with causes I care about is a more realistic new year's resolution than changing any of my bad habits. Here's a blast from the past from xkcd.com. Wise mouseover text: “If at first you don't succeed, that's one data point.” Mathematicians have a super power: problem-solving.
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"We made it through 2016, and now it’s that time when we reflect on a year gone by." Anna Haensch covers the best and worst in the world of math in 2016 on the Blog on Math Blogs at http://bit.ly/2izUvda
We made it through 2016, and now it's that time when we reflect on a year gone by. Best of 2016. There were several cool breakthroughs in math this year. My personal favorite involved the famous question of how to optimally stack higher dimensional spheres in space. This year Maryna Viazovska ...
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Congratulations to Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College, who will receive the 2017 JPBM Communications Award for Public Outreach at the upcoming Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta http://bit.ly/2gvZ5DS
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Congratulations to Siobhan Roberts, winner of the 2017 JPBM Communications Award for Expository and Popular Books http://bit.ly/2h56duU
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This honeycomb by Roice Nelson lives in a curved 3-dimensional space called hyperbolic space. John Baez explains, on the Visual Insight Blog at http://bit.ly/2h2ATe5.
This is an image of the truncated {6,3,3} honeycomb in hyperbolic space.
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Evelyn Lamb keeps us up to date on graph isomorphism news at
That plucky graph isomorphism problem is at it again! In November 2015, University of Chicago computer scientist Laszlo Babai announced an algorithm to determine whether two graphs are isomorphic in quasipolynomial time, and there was much rejoicing. (My co-blogger Anna Haensch covered it ...
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"Chmutov defined a series of surfaces with many real nodes with the help of Chebyshev polynomials, in order to establish a lower bound on how many real nodes are possible for a surface of given degree..." John Baez explains, with more stunning images on the Visual Insight Blog at
An octic surface is one defined by a polynomial equation of degree 8. This image by Abdelaziz Nait Merzouk shows an octic discovered by Chmutov with 154 real ordinary double points or nodes: that…
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Top Math Stories in the Media - 2016: Hidden Figures, The Man Who Knew Infinity, US Team Wins 2016 IMO, Andrew Wiles receives Abel Prize... plus Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor, at http://bit.ly/2hNggBB
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ams.org - Tony Phillips' Take on Math in the Media
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Exploring the value of "talking about mathematical ideas informally, ... the value of encouraging our students to share such ideas with one another, and the value of participating in these discussions with our students." Stephen Klee's post to On Teaching and Learning Mathematics http://bit.ly/2hpodxS
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Delivered and written during Robert Steinberg’s sabbatical visit to Yale University in 1967, these lectures present the status of the theory of Chevalley groups as it was in the mid-1960s. This posthumous edition incorporates additions and corrections prepared by the author during his retirement, including a new introductory chapter, bibliography and editorial notes. Learn more about this title at: http://bit.ly/2gDNgyv
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Evelyn Lamb explores Dan Meyer’s “pseudocontext Saturday” blog posts. "In each one, he finds a picture from a math book and challenges readers to figure out what math concept is being illustrated or tested with each one."
2016 has been the year of the lolsob. I have my reasons for feeling that way, and I'm guessing you might too. In that light, I've especially started looking forward to Dan Meyer's “pseudocontext Saturday” posts. In each one, he finds a picture from a math book and challenges readers to figure ...
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A particle arrives at the point (-2,-2) after its coordinates experience increments ∆x= -5 and ∆y=1 from where did it start?
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Since 1888, we have served the national and international community through our publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs, which:
  • promote mathematical research, its communication and uses,

  • encourage and promote the transmission of mathematical understanding and skills,

  • support mathematical education at all levels,

  • advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals, and

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