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A New Way to Learn Geometry

Carmen 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.

Best Pizza

BYU 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!

Math & Basketball

Kirk Goldsberry, an avid basketball fan and geographer, has developed a system that maps every shot an NBA player takes. Goldsberry tracks how frequently each player shoots from each spot as well as the success of each shot. Click here to check out how this data is calculated and used.