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    Happy Fibonacci Day!

    Happy Fibonacci Day!

    Nov 23, 2018

    1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144...

    These are the first few numbers of the Fibonacci sequence, a series of numbers named after Italian...




    An Interview with Mathnasium Chief Instructional Officer, Larry Martinek

    An Interview with Mathnasium Chief Instructional Officer, Larry Martinek

    Oct 29, 2018

    Larry Martinek, “The Man Behind the Method,” is chief instructional officer of Mathnasium Learning Centers. Known for his smile, his stories and...







    Unveiling the Math in National Elections

    Unveiling the Math in National Elections

    Oct 22, 2018

    Our elections have math at their core, and we want children — our future leaders — to understand these fundamentals. ”Election math” is also a...




    Designing a Dynamic Pet Dinosaur: Mattel’s Michael Kadile

    Designing a Dynamic Pet Dinosaur: Mattel’s Michael Kadile

    Oct 18, 2018

     

    Michael Kadile has one of the coolest jobs on the planet. A lead product designer at Mattel, he’s the creative mind behind this season’s hot...




    Mary Poppins Math and Music: The Chimney Sweep Equation

    Mary Poppins Math and Music: The Chimney Sweep Equation

    Oct 8, 2018

    (Promotional poster for Mary Poppins Returns, Disney, Dec. 2018)




    How to Tell if Your Child is Stressed in School

    How to Tell if Your Child is Stressed in School

    Oct 2, 2018

    Students aren’t always forthcoming about problems they’re having in school. The reasons why kids stay silent about it are many and varied: The...




    Celebrating 60 Years Of NASA

    Celebrating 60 Years Of NASA

    Oct 1, 2018

     

    Sixty years ago, on October 1, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as we know it was established and our world was...




    Meteorology: Sunny with a 100% Chance of Math

    Meteorology: Sunny with a 100% Chance of Math

    Sep 17, 2018

    As a young equestrian, Danielle Gersh became obsessed with how the weather affected her horses. Will the temperature dip low enough so that...




    For Celebrated Jazz Artist, Vijay Iyer, Math Drives Musical Innovation

    For Celebrated Jazz Artist, Vijay Iyer, Math Drives Musical Innovation

    Aug 20, 2018

    Photo: Lynne Harty

    You don’t have to understand math in order to make great music, but it helps. Music is intrinsically mathematical, and the two...



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