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By Kristin Hugo
On this most circular of pi days, we present three classic toys -- hula hoops, yo-yo's and Connect Four -- and explore their mechanics with mathematicians and physicists.
By Gareth Ffowc Roberts for The Conversation
One of the most important numbers in maths might today be named after the Greek letter π or “pi”, but the convention of representing it this way actually doesn’t come from Greece at all.
By Andrew Wagner
A Princeton professor offers new math behind why a Slinky appears to hang in midair when dropped.
Mathematicians tackle a question that once stumped Charles Darwin: Why do animals have antlers, manes and other ornaments?…
By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — American students have a math problem.
By Vic Pasquantonio
Gender gaps in math achievement and teacher expectations that boys are stronger at math than girls start to form by kindergarten, according to a study released Thursday by the American Educational Research Association.
By PBS NewsHour
In Boston public schools, 3, 4 and 5-year-olds are getting their first introduction to math. Before they walk through the kindergarten door, the “Building Blocks” curriculum is designed to encourage very young children to think and talk about math concepts…
By Evelyn Lamb, Scientific American
June 28—6/28 or 28/6—is the most mathematically perfect day of the year (and Tau day). Celebrate by befriending a perfect number.
WASHINGTON — The nation's high school seniors are slipping in math and failing to make progress in reading, with just one-third of the 12th graders ready for the academic challenges of college.
By Nsikan Akpan
Pi isn't the special snowflake of your mathematical dreams.
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