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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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This is an interesting story about how Africans used fractal ideas for their designs.

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Here’s a great story involving an intriguing proof that spans over 350 years.

Here’s an important use of mathematics in the real world – navigation at sea. We learn about dead reckoning, sextants, clocks and new mathematics.

How do we compare pollution caused by different substances and give meaningful health advisories? Singapore’s current haze season gives an example.

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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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Is Santa’s frantic dash around the world each Christmas Eve, even possible?

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What’s the connection between verbs, math and hip hop?

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Students in Ajab village, India, enjoying a math lesson via Web conference from the US.

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How can we enjoy music while traveling on noisy public transport? What is the math behind noise canceling headphones?

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