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How to Bake Pi

March 14th is Pi Day! It’s also the birthday of Albert Einstein. In honor of Pi Day, today’s post highlights a pertinent book about mathematics. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that mathematics is difficult,” writes mathematics professor Eugenia Cheng, with as much tongue-in-cheek as Austen’s original statement. In How to Bake Pi, Cheng explains… Continue reading How to Bake Pi

Historical · Math · NovElla

Fibonacci Day 2017

Today’s the day to celebrate the Fibonacci sequence! Each number in the sequence is the sum of the two preceding numbers. Every year on November 23rd, the 11/23 date format starts the Fibonacci sequence. I explained more about the history and life of Fibonacci in my post last year. This year, Fibonacci Day lands on… Continue reading Fibonacci Day 2017

Education · Math · NovElla

Mole Day 2017

Happy Mole Day! Avogadro’s number refers to the number of units in one mole of any substance. Avogadro’s Number = 6.022 x 1023 Celebrate Mole Day at 6:02 on October 23rd! I can’t believe it’s been a year since I posted about Amedeo Avogadro in my first Mole Day post at this time last year.… Continue reading Mole Day 2017

Math · NovElla

Palindrome Day

Happy Palindrome Day! Today’s date, 7/10/2017, is a palindrome! A palindrome is any number, phrase, word, etc. that has the same sequence going forward as it does in reverse. When written in the format m/dd/yyyy, the numbers read the same forwards and backwards.   If you write the date in the m/dd/yy format, then July… Continue reading Palindrome Day

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Einstein’s Birthday

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein! “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.” – Albert Einstein   Not only is it Einstein’s birthday today, it’s Pi Day too! If you’re interested in pi, you can learn more… Continue reading Einstein’s Birthday