Did you know… -the United States House of Representatives formally supported the designation of Pi Day in 2009. -in 1988, the first formal Pi Day celebration was held in San Francisco. It was created by Larry Shaw, the “Prince of Pie.” -the Massechusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) mails its acceptance letters for delivery on March…

Read MoreMax Little is an applied mathematician who developed a voice analysis software for Parkinson’s disease screening. The Parkinson’s Voice Initiative asked for volunteers to recite simple vocal sounds over the phone which were recorded for further analysis. This algorithmic software has a 98.6% accuracy rate in detecting Parkinson’s disease. Though it is not yet an…

Read MoreBefore Microsoft, Bill Gates was a mathematician! During his sophomore year at Harvard, he formulated an algorithm to figure out the minimum number of flips it takes to sort a stack of pancakes. Listen to or read the NPR interview with Dr. Lewis, Gates’ professor who introduced him to the problem. For background information and…

Read MoreA new study from Western University shows a correlation between fluency in basic math and high achievement on the math portion of the PSAT. Watch the video and read more here.

Read MoreA new world-wide initiative, Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013, will tackle global issues such as natural disasters and sustainability. Mathematicians will dedicate the year 2013 to researching and finding solutions for problems plaguing our world. Another major objective of the project is to inform the public of the relevance of math in modern calamities….

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