Tower of Hanoi and Nim

My presentation on Wednesday, October 26th was inspired by Mark MacLean’s article Math in The Real World: Mathematical Moments from Reality Television, which can be found in Math Horizons Vol. 12, No. 4 from April 2005. In his article, MacLean points out challenges...

Scary Monsters in Mathematics

My talk on October 19th is about “Monsters” in Mathematics. The foundation in mathematics prior to about the 19th century was modelling our physical world. We can think of it all the way back to Euclid and his Geometry, where he was working a lot on...

STEM subject teaching fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation is currently recruiting candidates to the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, for this year’s first deadline, October 23. This prestigious fellowship provides top applicants with unparalleled opportunities: a generous stipend...

Math and the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Buffalo Promise Neighborhood is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the educational and developmental outcomes of children within neighborhood schools. M&T Bank, through BPN, has a public/private partnership with three local schools:...

Graduate Record Exams (GRE)

GRE stands for Graduate Record Exam. Many graduate math programs require or recommend taking the GRE Math Subject Exam for admission to their department. There is also a GRE General Exam that may be required, which is different, and less important (it is similar to...