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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

Historical · Math · NovElla · Quotes

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

Education · Historical · Math · NovElla

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

Education · Math · NovElla

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