Is it possible to construct a perfect NCAA bracket? Jeff Bergen, mathematics professor at DePaul University, says, “It would be more likely for the next 16 World Series to be won by the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox than it would be to pick a perfect bracket by guessing.” Basketball knowledge increases the odds,…

Read MoreHave you ever wondered how patterns arise in the wrinkles of raisins or fingerprints? A team of MIT mathematicians and engineers has developed a mathematical theory that predicts how wrinkles on curved surfaces take their shape. Click here to learn more!

Read MoreCarmen Petrick Smith, an assistant professor of mathematics education at the University of Vermont and former high school math teacher, discovered that students showed a better understanding of angles and angle measurements when they performed body-based tasks. Elementary school students use a Kinect for Windows mathematics program to learn geometry. Click here to learn more.

Read MoreBYU mathematicians recently calculated the best local pizza “Pi” in Provo and Orem, Utah. Five undergraduate students with background in math, computer coding, and statistics combined their skills to come up with an equation to discover the best pizza joint. Click here to read more!

Read MoreIt can be difficult to diagnose patients who suffer from severe shortness of breath. Researchers have developed an algorithm that uses existing machinery to allow emergency medical staff to quickly determine the cause of the patient’s symptoms. Click here to check out how this new procedure can help save lives!

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