Thales of Miletus was an ancient Greek mathematician, scientist, and
philosopher who predated most well known Greek thinkers. Though his contributions and discoveries in physical sciences and
philosophy were noteworthy, this is the Center of Math, and thus we are going to focus on his
contributions to mathematics for this week's Throwback Fact. So, keep reading to learn more!
As Steven Spielberg would have it, today's the day Marty McFly visits the far-flung future of two thousand fifteen. I wrote down a time-travel themed Advanced Knowledge Problem, but I left it in the trunk of my flying car. Here's the one I came up with in the meantime.
Think you've worked it out? Keep reading for my solution.
Since we enjoyed writing about our favorite math-inspired Twitters, we decided that for this week we'd write about some of our favorite YouTube channels with math related content. Keep reading to see who made the list.
Hello to all you mathematicians out there! We at the Center of Math have put together a video series where I, Jacob, explain the basics and useful features of the powerful open-source text and mathematics typesetting program LaTeX, widely used in academic writing, and which can make your papers for school, or documents for any purpose, look beautiful. In fact, all of the Worldwide Center of Mathematics' textbooks are typeset in LaTeX! Keep reading to find out more...
Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day! You can also feel free to celebrate some Italian guy paid by Spain to attempt and fail to get to India, if that's what you're into. Here's the Problem of the Week, which has to do with neither of them.
Figured out how to show this? Stumped? You can find my work-through of this one after the break.
Halloween is approaching and October is coming to an end, so it seems it's time to start thinking about costumes! What will your costume be this year? A ghost? A mummy? How about something inspired by math? At the Worldwide Center of Mathematics, we really love math and Halloween, so keep reading for some awesome costume ideas!
Happy World Teachers' Day! The Center of Math wanted to extend our gratitude and appreciation for teachers across the world! We asked some of our staff members and friends to share with us how teachers have made a positive impact on their lives. Keep reading to see what people had to say.
I hope everyone's been safe and dry this weekend--of course, I write these on Friday, so I don't actually know how bad it was (will be? will have been?). Here's the first Problem of the Week for October!
Click below for my writeup of my solution to this one.
This Saturday marks the first SAT exam of the year, so to celebrate, the Center of Math is going to talk about the history of the SAT for this week's Throwback Fact. Keep reading to learn more about the SAT!