## The Hidden Depth in Math's Simple Puzzles

Mathematician Richard Schwartz explains why he loves problems he can start solving right away, and how computers can help

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Mathematician Richard Schwartz explains why he loves problems he can start solving right away, and how computers can help

January 17, 2018 — Kevin Hartnett and Quanta Magazine

An algorithm originally designed to help robots move was useful in tackling an entirely different problem

January 17, 2018 — Ian Haydon and The Conversation US

How can you measure time without using a stopwatch? You could use the movement of the Sun across the sky, watch a pendulum swing, or burn some very special string. Keep on reading to find out how it works!

December 30, 2017 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

Neuroscientists are taking cues from cryptography to translate brain activity into movements

December 27, 2017 — Helen Shen

Why do Americans have such trouble with fractions—and what can be done?

November 28, 2017 — Robert S. Siegler

Anyone who can understand tens, hundreds and thousands can develop habits and skills to accurately navigate millions, billions and trillions. Stay with me, especially if you’re math-averse

November 24, 2017 — Andrew D. Hwang and The Conversation US

Amid the museum’s 2 million works of art lie numerous mathematical curiosities

November 16, 2017 — Joseph Dauben, Marjorie Senechal and The Mathematical Intelligencer

Not getting a flu shot could endanger more than just one’s own health, herd immunity calculations show

November 1, 2017 — Tara C. Smith and Quanta Magazine

A Towering Mathematical Activity from Science Buddies

October 26, 2017 — Science Buddies and Sabine de Brabandere

From the peacock tail and the eyespots of a butterfly, to the evolving camouflage of the chameleon, nature loves patterns

October 4, 2017 — Thomas Woolley and The Conversation US

A detective activity from Science Buddies

September 28, 2017 — Science Buddies and Sabine de Brabandere

What causes the Moon to change phases throughout the month? Why is it sometimes visible only during the day and other times only at night? What’s the relationship between these times and the Moon’s phases? The answer in all cases is geometry.

September 26, 2017 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

Proof rests on a surprising link between infinity size and the complexity of mathematical theories

September 16, 2017 — Kevin Hartnett and Quanta Magazine

A geometry science project from Science Buddies

September 7, 2017 — Science Buddies and Ben Finio

What’s the point of learning math? Why is it so important that kids are exposed to mathematical thinking? And what do parents and teachers need to know about learning *real* math? Keep on reading to find out.

September 2, 2017 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

A mathematician and her collaborators figured out how to predict electrons’ behavior by studying the mathematics of waves

August 30, 2017 — Kevin Hartnett and Quanta Magazine

A puzzling project from Science Buddies

August 10, 2017 — Science Buddies and Sabine de Brabandere

The right mix of people who already know one another, of boys and girls--Ramsey numbers may hold the answer

August 2, 2017 — Gary Chartrand, Arthur Benjamin, Ping Zhang and The Conversation US

The brilliant Stanford professor, killed by breast cancer at 40, worked with shapes unconstrained by the real world

July 17, 2017 — Evelyn Lamb

How do they work? And how can you turn them into improper fractions? Keep on reading to find out!

July 8, 2017 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

Biology. Identity. Equality.