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

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Fibonacci Day

Happy Fibonacci Day! Leonardo Bonacci of Pisa, also known as Fibonacci, was an Italian mathematician in the early 13th century. Although he did not discover the sequence bearing his name, Fibonacci introduced it into western mathematics. The Fibonacci Sequence: Each number in the sequence is the sum of the two preceding numbers. For example: This… Continue reading Fibonacci Day

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Mole Day

Happy Mole Day! Wait, not that kind of mole! I’m talking about a mole from chemistry. A mole (or mol) is a standard, scientific unit for measuring large quantities of very small entities, such as atoms. Why October 23rd? It’s from Avogadro’s number. Avogadro’s number refers to the number of units in one mole of… Continue reading Mole Day

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Square Root Day

Geeks unite—we have another math holiday to celebrate! April 4, 2016 is one of the rare Square Root Days in the mathematical world. April is the fourth month of the year, and 4 x 4 = 16. Why is it called Square Root Day? Four is the square root of sixteen: These ideal days occur… Continue reading Square Root Day