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News from the world of maths: Zero is the number of yearning... review of Strange Attractors: Poems of love and mathematics
... and JoAnne Growney published by A K Peters, Ltd. in 2008 ISBN: 9781568813417 Publisher website: ...
plusadmin  19 Aug 2010  19:24  0 comments

Volunteers discover new largest prime
... and others at CMSU, Cooper eventually managed to coordinate 700 PCs for the benefit of GIMPS. But although Cooper and Boone are no doubt ... he says, "GIMPS contributors were quite nervous during these 7 days between Friday 16th and Saturday 24th because they did not know if M43 ...
plusadmin  7 Jul 2010  13:53  0 comments

Why the answer to any sum is 10
... thousand two hundred and thirtyfour is denoted by 75234 because, 75234 = (7 x 10 4 ) + (5 x 10 3 ) + (2 x 10 2 ) + (3 ...
Marianne  22 Oct 2012  13:46  0 comments

Classroom activity: the game of life
... Ive been using this for years ...from 6th form to yr 7 The main point I like to make is that maths does not have to have an ...
Marianne  10 Nov 2010  14:42  2 comments

International women's day 2012
... worked for no pay at Mathematical Institute of Erlangen for 7 years then joined the math department at University of Gottingen where she ...
Marianne  8 Mar 2012  16:34  2 comments

2011 in fours
... Permalink Submitted by Konstantin on November 7, 2016 8000=SQRT(SQRT(SQRT(4!4)^4!))) ...
Marianne  1 Nov 2011  12:28  37 comments

Biodiversity on the brink
... Permalink Submitted by Anonymous on May 7, 2016 This is a great article. Somewhere in it I wish ...
Marianne  5 Feb 2014  12:31  1 comment

Outer space: Rowing has its moments
... to the four ways to do this, which are 1+23456+7+8 for (a), 12+345+67+8 for (b), 123+4+567+8 for (c), and ...
Marianne  24 Jul 2012  12:17  6 comments

Mathematics and the nature of reality
... maths? — If you are, then you may be one of the 5 to 7% of the population suffering from dyscalculia, the mathematical equivalent of ...
Marianne  4 Mar 2015  12:51  2 comments

Understanding uncertainty: Infinite monkey business
... approximately equal to 1 in (10 1.5 ) 5,000,000 = 10 7,500,000 . So each time the monkey starts typing, there is a chance of p =1/10 7,500,000 of completing Shakespeare. This probability is rather small but it ...
plusadmin  29 Jul 2014  14:37  2 comments