## Math 911

Hahaha, this is pretty cute. This 4 year old boy calls 911 for help with math because earlier his mom told him to get help.

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# Math News

## Math 911

## Pi crop circles

## Sweet story about a math teacher who teaches for free

## Martin Gardner article in NY Times

## Words from Obama

## Mathematical modelling: online guilds vs street gangs

## Fox news – pi chart

## Why your girlfriend is a whore?

## Mobius shoe

## Wolfram Alpha Homework Day

Hahaha, this is pretty cute. This 4 year old boy calls 911 for help with math because earlier his mom told him to get help.

You may have seen this already since it dates back to June 2008… But there was reports of a crop circle that represented the first 10 digits of pi (including the decimal point). Pictures below. Believers in aliens argue it was made by mathematically minded aliens… But of course, there is a super high probability …

This is a very sweet story that appeared in the LA times. It’s about this math teacher named Bruce Kravets (aged 66) who after he retired, decided to stay as a teacher and teach for free. He’s the kind of teacher you remember the rest of your life. “Five mornings a week, Bruce Kravets, 66, …

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A nice NY Times article about Martin Gardner. “…Mr. Gardner was 42 and had never taken a math course beyond high school. He had struggled with calculus and considered himself poor at solving basic mathematical puzzles, let alone creating them. But when the publisher of Scientific American asked him if there might be enough material …

Words from President Obama: Highlights: Education in math and science is important. Obama committed to moving country from middle to top of the pack in math education. “Thank you. I am extraordinarily excited to have you all here today. […] finally, allow me to thank the many leaders here today who have agreed be part …

As pointed out in this boing boing post, the paper titled “Human group formation in online guilds and offline gangs driven by a common team dynamic” discusses how the structure of online guilds can be modeled using the same mathematical models as street gangs. “Massively multiplayer online games typically allow individuals to spontaneously form, join, …

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Hmm… something doesn’t add up :-]

A few weeks ago there was a blog post on Psychology Today with the title Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do (And why your girlfriend is a whore). Satoshi Kanazawa explains why “your friends on average have more friends than you do.” He goes on to explain that: “ You are more …

This website is selling a mobius shoe: Neato!! They also have mobius boots apparently. Combine it with my pair of pants and my Whitney umbrella, then I’ll really be styling!!

Wolfram|Alpha homework day is TODAY! Go check it out at their site. Throughout Homework Day, Stephen Wolfram and rest of the team will answer tough questions and highlight some of the creative submissions from students (and teachers). You can send them questions throughout the day (and could be eligible for prizes). It lasts from noon …