Tracing our mathematical foremothers
What to do with those pesky order of operations questions?
Sometimes mathematics chases its own tail
In her new book The Weil Conjectures, Karen Olsson ruminates on the trajectories of André and Simone Weil
Mathematics-inspired manipulations of scripture
These integers have inspired one of the most important unsolved problems in mathematics
2400 years separate two people with whom this computer science term is associated
These blissful integers are a bit mysterious
Because you know it has to be when you write 400 words explaining it
Gary Urton explains what we can and cannot know about Inka khipus
Euclid’s proof of the infinitude of primes opens the door to some interesting questions
Moon Duchin shares an abstract theorem with surprising connections to gerrymandering
This holey mathematical object was discovered by a Swiss mathematician and then forgotten for decades
Mathematicians can be adorably ignorant...
Suresh Venkatasubramanian tells us about one of the most important tools he uses to root out algorithmic bias
Ursula Whitcher tells us why she loves this physics-inspired branch of mathematics
And how long has it been a number?
Middle school math teacher Fawn Nguyen tells us why a classic right triangle fact is her favorite mathematical result
What the heck does “three times less than” mean?
Robert Ghrist shares a beautiful link between exponentiation, differentiation and shift...