by Terrence Bisson | Feb 13, 2017 | Fun Math

A Math Seminar Short Talk by Dr. Terrence Bisson, 2pm Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Abstract: The geometry of regular polynons is related to questions in trigonometry, complex numbers, and polynomial equations. I will discuss how roots of unity give a way of finding...
by zastrowk | Oct 12, 2016 | Fall 2016, Fun Math

My MAT 381 presentation on Wednesday October 12 is on using elements of number theory in order to solve the newspaper puzzle Kenken and to make it a bit more challenging. KenKen is a puzzle that appears in daily newspapers the world over and is similar to Sudoku. In...
by Terrence Bisson | Mar 15, 2013 | Fun Math

National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, New York City MOVES Conference, August 4-6 in New York City M.O.V.E.S. = Mathematics Of Various Entertaining Subjects MOVES Conference Join the National Museum of Mathematics for its first-ever conference on...
by Sandra Jez | Feb 15, 2013 | Fun Math

Hey everyone! I found an article online today listing some of the best jobs in America. Three of the top five are math related! Here’s the link if you’d like to check out the article: http://www.msn3.msnbc2.com-web.co.uk/2013/?Article13319
by Chris E | Jan 23, 2013 | Fun Math

http://xkcd.com/ (maintained by Randall Munroe) is a fantastic website for mathematics, physics, and computer science themed cartoons. I would also recommend clicking the “What If?” at the top-left corner of the page. If anyone knows of any other good...
by Terrence Bisson | Dec 24, 2012 | Fun Math

Opening the Doors to the Life of Pi. By Edward Rothstein. The New York Times, December 13, 2012 For those of us who have been intoxicated by the powers and possibilities of mathematics, the mystery isn’t why that fascination developed but why it isn’t universal. How...