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    The Math Of Soccer (Fútbol) And The FIFA World Cup

    The Math Of Soccer (Fútbol) And The FIFA World Cup

    Jun 17, 2019

    Do you have World Cup fever? We do! Then again, what’s not to love about soccer (fútbol) when the World Cup incorporates so much of our favorite...




    On March 14 (And Every Day) Here’s Why We Should Care About Pi

    On March 14 (And Every Day) Here’s Why We Should Care About Pi

    Mar 14, 2019

    Why should we care about pi? The number 3.14… may be irrational, but it can be found all over the natural world. It appears everywhere there's a...




    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...



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