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Category: Math Websites

There is a new online initiative called We Use Math, which is meant to address and answer one of the most common questions that high school students have: when …

The following is a guest post by Stephen Weimar (Director of the Math Forum) and Valerie Klein (Professional Collaboration Leader) from Drexel University. Recent economic hardships have demonstrated that …

Google Docs is a great way to collaborate on documents and for a lot of people can probably replace large, expensive office suites with a free, online solution. When …

Today I’m announcing a pet project of mine that I think may interest some of my readers. Any new books? is a free notification service which enables you to …

Some readers may be familiar with Bob Palais’ article “π Is Wrong”. Within it Palais argues that π is the wrong choice of circle constant. This quote, from the …

StackOverflow is a popular community that was launched by two famous programmers: Joel Spolsky (of Joel on Software fame) and Jeff Atwood (of Coding Horror fame). The aim of …

Project Euler can be an addictive site for people who are passionate about mathematics and programming. You don’t need to be an expert in either of these two disciplines …

Wolfram Research finally launched Wolfram|Alpha, the much talked about “computational knowledge engine”. It’s unusual description is justified by the fact that we are not dealing with a search engine …

Seven years ago Stephen Wolfram published A New Kind of Science. I remember the hype surrounding this book. Journalists jumped at the chance to praise a heavy tome that …

I’m hip-deep in the teaching of Mathematics 152, a discrete mathematics course titled “The Mathematics of Symmetry” designed by Paul Bamberg and taught at Harvard University. The course is …