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13 Classic Mathematics Books for Lifelong Learners
13 Classic Mathematics Books for Lifelong Learners
When I was a college student, I saw a list of essential math books on a blog. I promised to myself to read all those books in 10 years…
Ali Kayaspor
Apr 25, 2018
The Beauty of Mathematical Simplicity
The Beauty of Mathematical Simplicity
One of the universal laws of nature is the law of the least rate of energy expenditure. For example, the light emitted from point A…
Waldo Otis
Jul 10
Is Birthday Paradox Really a Paradox?
Is Birthday Paradox Really a Paradox?
As humans, despite numerous things to fascinate us, we always become shocked when we meet someone who shares the same birthday as us…
Ali Kayaspor
Jul 18
The Role of Elementary Mathematics Education in Teaching and Learning
The Role of Elementary Mathematics Education in Teaching and Learning
I give some mathematics problems to my students. Then they become upset, and sometimes they cry. You may think that I give them a time…
Hazel Clementine
Jul 3
How Does a Teacher Help Students Learn to Love Mathematics
How Does a Teacher Help Students Learn to Love Mathematics
The biggest reason I wanted to be a mathematician is that the concept of certainty is not as clear in any other field as it is in…
Ali Kayaspor
Jul 1
Zero is nothing but a number
Zero is nothing but a number
Zero has brought us such a large number of unintended outcomes since it’s an introduction to the world. Individuals were murdered due to…
Waldo Otis
Jun 24
Is Mathematics Really an Abstract Object
Is Mathematics Really an Abstract Object
One of the significant questions in the idea of mathematics is: “What is mathematics?” Mathematics is an abstract object for most of us…
Waldo Otis
Jun 16
How to Think Like a Mathematician
How to Think Like a Mathematician
The question of how mathematicians think is closely related to the question “How does a musician compose?” Similarly, this question is…
Ali Kayaspor
Jun 7
How to Love Mathematics
How to Love Mathematics
In September 2013, the New York Times had a wonderful op-ed piece entitled “How I Fell in Love With Math.” Unfortunately, I saw it today…
Hazel Clementine
Jun 5
Leibniz’s Mathematical Approach to God
Leibniz’s Mathematical Approach to God
We know that Kurt Gödel (1906–1978) worked intensively with Leibniz (1646–1716) towards the end of his life. Gödel’s obsession with…
Waldo Otis
Jun 3
The Connection Between Mathematics and Empirical Sciences
The Connection Between Mathematics and Empirical Sciences
The mathematics of thought is something that interests me very much in my research. How does mathematics shape our conceptualization of…
Waldo Otis
May 29
Are Natural Numbers Really Natural?
Are Natural Numbers Really Natural?
Today we will try to understand numbers starting with natural numbers. When we say “understand numbers,” you may get the idea that numbers…
Waldo Otis
May 19
The Fascinating Mathematical Beauty of Snowflakes
The Fascinating Mathematical Beauty of Snowflakes
“There was a footpath leading across the fields to New Southgate, and I used to go there alone to watch the sunset and contemplate suicide…
Ali Kayaspor
May 9
The Mathematics Behind Communication and Transmitting Information
The Mathematics Behind Communication and Transmitting Information
We live in a world full of information. There is far more information available in the world now than there was in the past few decades…
Ali Kayaspor
Apr 19
54 Top-Rated Educational Math Books for Children
54 Top-Rated Educational Math Books for Children
Picture books about mathematics are the perfect cross-curricular tool to introduce your kids and students to complicated concepts and…
Waldo Otis
Apr 12
Loh’s Method: A Different Way to Solve Quadratic Equations
Loh’s Method: A Different Way to Solve Quadratic Equations
I’m going to be talking about a new method of solving quadratic equations, which was recently announced by a maths professor at Carnegie…
Hazel Clementine
Apr 8
Cantor’s Approach to Mathematical Infinity
Cantor’s Approach to Mathematical Infinity
I’ve been reading a lot about infinity lately. The concept of infinity tells us that something goes on forever and ever and ever. If you…
Waldo Otis
Apr 7
The Probabilistic Approach to Mathematical Philosophy
The Probabilistic Approach to Mathematical Philosophy
It’s really hard for someone who loves mathematics to get bored. That’s because mathematicians can play fun games when they get bored. For…
Ali Kayaspor
Mar 31
The Chaos Game: Sierpinski Triangle
The Chaos Game: Sierpinski Triangle
One of the best-known features of Jupiter is the great red spot. It’s been there for hundreds of years, and it’s a big storm, a vast…
Waldo Otis
Mar 28
Reinventing the Wheel: A Conceptual Approach for Mathematics
Reinventing the Wheel: A Conceptual Approach for Mathematics
Mathematics goes far beyond numbers in equations. It is a set of ideas. The philosopher-mathematician Poincare said that:
Hazel Clementine
Mar 19
The Beautiful Mathematical Mystery Behind a Rainbow
The Beautiful Mathematical Mystery Behind a Rainbow
Have you ever seen a rainbow? Until recently, I had looked at many rainbows but had never truly seen a rainbow.
Ali Kayaspor
Mar 13
The Power of Visualization in Mathematics
The Power of Visualization in Mathematics
I think the best way to describe teaching math is by overcoming a monster. I believe that math is often an underdog like a lot of the…
Hazel Clementine
Mar 12
A Different Kind of Math Theory of Everything
A Different Kind of Math Theory of Everything
How do we manage the math things that we don’t really think are math like? Can we go beyond that? Is Mathematics capable of describing…
Waldo Otis
Mar 5
Kurt Gödel & the Limits of Mathematics
Kurt Gödel & the Limits of Mathematics
I think that Kurt Gödel, though perhaps not as famous as many of the big thinkers who such as Darwin, Newton, Einstein, and Aristotle…
Waldo Otis
Feb 25
How to Solve America’s Math Problem
How to Solve America’s Math Problem
We use words and numbers for different reasons. However, required math classes may factor in the academic success or failure of high…
Hazel Clementine
Feb 20
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