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17 June 2014
What is the length of a spiral around a paraboloid? This is an interesting application of integral calculus, involving an environmentally friendly cooker design.
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10 January 2014
This reminds me of Spirograph images that brought art and geometry together, and always had an element of mystery to them.
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23 August 2013
This is an interesting story about how Africans used fractal ideas for their designs.
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26 July 2013
Here’s a great story involving an intriguing proof that spans over 350 years.
12 July 2013
Here’s an important use of mathematics in the real world – navigation at sea. We learn about dead reckoning, sextants, clocks and new mathematics.
28 June 2013
How do we compare pollution caused by different substances and give meaningful health advisories? Singapore’s current haze season gives an example.
11 February 2013
Scientists used Jacob’s Staff during the Renaissance to find heights and distances, using trigonometry. It was a forerunner to the sextant.
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18 December 2012
Is Santa’s frantic dash around the world each Christmas Eve, even possible?
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7 December 2012
What’s the connection between verbs, math and hip hop?
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26 November 2012
Students in Ajab village, India, enjoying a math lesson via Web conference from the US.
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