“There should be no such thing as boring mathematics.”
Math lets us understand and explore the world in new ways!
Here are some of the ways mathematics brings us to new heights and is used in the wider world.
4 minute lesson
Ada Lovelace is widely considered to be the world’s first computer programmer. Check out her remarkable story!
17 minute lesson
Welcome to Biosphere 2, the closest thing to Earth… on Earth?
3 minute lesson
Algorithms control a lot of our lives, but most of us know very little about them. Here’s an easy way to understand what they are and how they impact us!
5 minute lesson
Have you heard of the hexaflexagon? This shape is a fascinating look at what happens when mathematics, creativity, and experimentation combine!
The natural world is filled with the beauty of geometry. Meet some scientists using chemistry to create crystal nanoflowers that push the limits of nature and explore new frontiers of science.
Foldscope, a paper microscope, takes about one dollar to create, but it’s changing education and medicine around the world.
7 minute lesson
The human computers responsible for modern computing are some of the great people lost to history. Here’s how they are inspiring a new generation of coders!
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