# The Center of Math Blog

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## Thursday, September 29, 2016

### Advanced Knowledge Problem of the Week

Check out this week's Advanced Knowledge Problem of the Week! Let us know how you did in the comments!

Solution below the break.

## Tuesday, September 27, 2016

### Problem of the Week

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Solution below the break.

## Thursday, September 22, 2016

### Advanced Knowledge Problem of the Week

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## Tuesday, September 20, 2016

### Problem of the Week

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## Thursday, September 15, 2016

### Advanced Knowledge Problem of the Week

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Solution below the break.

## Tuesday, September 13, 2016

### Problem of the Week

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## Monday, September 12, 2016

### Reimagining Calculus Education -- 1st Annual Conference

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### Conway's Game of Life

This isn't about the board game with the spinner but rather something we consider to be much cooler! Devised in 1970, John Conway's Game of Life is an example of a cellular automaton, a discrete dynamical mathematical system. Despite its simple definition, it gives rise to patterns and objects that have very complex, even computer-like behavior. Keep reading to learn more about how the Game of Life works and what's been discovered about it! You can also dive right in with this free online resource here!

A large pattern in the Game of Life, known as a 'breeder,' the first discovered to exhibit quadratic growth. Colors for emphasis. Source.

## Thursday, September 8, 2016

### Advanced Knowledge Problem of the Week

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Solution below the break.

## Wednesday, September 7, 2016

### Meet the New Co-ops!

The Center of Math would like to introduce two new students from Northeastern University, Kelsey (left) and Ben (right)! They will be with the center until December 23rd, working on giving you blog posts, Problems of the Week, YouTube content, Advanced Knowledge Problems of the Week, and much more.

Kelsey has just completed her second year of studying Physics with a minor in Mathematics. In addition to a love of learning how the universe works, she enjoys playing music, digital art, and board games. Florence + the Machine is her favorite band, and How to Train Your Dragon is her favorite movie. Before coming here, she worked as a research assistant at Northeastern University's nanophysics lab. If you ever need a recommendation for an interesting, informative book about physics, she has many!

Ben has also just completed his second year studying both Physics and Mathematics. He enjoys rock climbing, traveling, and playing with his nephew. Ben is also an Eagle scout and enjoys camping and the outdoors. In addition to this, he fascinated by space and rocketry and hopes to one day enter the space industry.

The two of them are very excited to create quality content on topics viewers, like you, want to see! Let us know what you would like covered and they'd be happy to make blog posts or videos about it.

## Tuesday, September 6, 2016

### Problem of the Week

Check out this week's Problem of the Week. Try the interactive Desmos graph below the break, and let us know how you did in the comments!

Solution transcript and interactive below the break.

## Thursday, September 1, 2016

### Advanced Knowledge Problem of the Week

Check out this week's Advanced Knowledge Problem of the Week! Let us know how you did in the comments!

A huge thank you to Northeastern University quantum mechanics professor, Brent Nelson! Solution below the break.