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How to Measure Time Without a Stopwatch

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

Math at the Met

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

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

The Tower of Hanoi

A Towering Mathematical Activity from Science Buddies

October 26, 2017 — Science Buddies and Sabine de Brabandere

How Does Geometry Explain the Phases of the Moon?

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?...

September 26, 2017 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

Why Is It Important to Study Math?

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?...

September 2, 2017 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

Interfering Patterns

A puzzling project from Science Buddies

August 10, 2017 — Science Buddies and Sabine de Brabandere
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine