Search Me

Recent Posts
 Snowball Problems Melted
 Girl Scouts STEM Expo crossword raffle
 Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 8, Number 3
 We’ve Got Snowball Problems
 Happy New Year 2015!
 Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 8, Number 2
 Go Digital! A Crossword Puzzle Raffle
 Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 8, Number 1
 Multiplication Sculptures and Sums of Cubes
 Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 7, Number 6
 Marion Walter’s Theorem Via Mass Points
 Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 7, Number 5
Categories
 applied math (3)
 Contest Math (23)
 gender issues (9)
 math (90)
 Math Education (74)
 Uncategorized (15)
 WIM videos (4)
Archives
 April 2015 (1)
 March 2015 (1)
 February 2015 (2)
 January 2015 (1)
 December 2014 (2)
 October 2014 (1)
 September 2014 (1)
 August 2014 (1)
 July 2014 (1)
 June 2014 (2)
 May 2014 (1)
 February 2014 (1)
 January 2014 (4)
 December 2013 (1)
 November 2013 (2)
 September 2013 (2)
 August 2013 (1)
 July 2013 (2)
 June 2013 (1)
 May 2013 (1)
 April 2013 (3)
 March 2013 (1)
 February 2013 (2)
 January 2013 (2)
 December 2012 (2)
 November 2012 (2)
 October 2012 (3)
 September 2012 (8)
 August 2012 (10)
 July 2012 (7)
 June 2012 (3)
 May 2012 (3)
 April 2012 (7)
 March 2012 (4)
 February 2012 (3)
 December 2011 (4)
 November 2011 (7)
 October 2011 (11)
 September 2011 (13)
 August 2011 (16)
Everything Math
AIME angles arctangent area calculus CEO chocolate circles Coach Barb combinatorics complex numbers computation conformal crossword cubes dates distance divisibility Emily Riehl errors exponentials Fermat's little theorem geometry Girls' Angle Girls' Angle Bulletin girls and math infinite geometric series Jean Pedersen Julia Zimmerman Kate Jenkins learning linear algebra mass points math math contests Math Doctor Bob mathematicians math event math magazine math prize for girls math problems math trivia math videos matrices mental computation multiplication optimization origami parabolas perpendicular perspective drawing puzzle Pythagorean theorem Pythagorean triples quadratic Radmila Sazdanovic raffle contest roots science secret messages similarity sine stable marriage algorithm stable marriage problem stereographic projection sumit sums of powers tennis triangles trigonometry USWIM variables Vieta's formulas volume Women's History Month
Monthly Archives: September 2011
WIM Video: The Platonic Solids by Emily Peters
Here’s the latest WIM video, featuring MIT postdoctoral fellow Emily Peters discussing the Platonic Solids.
Posted in math, Math Education, WIM videos
Tagged Euler's formula, geometry, math videos, Platonic solids
Leave a comment
Feeling Functions in Your Bones: Arctangent
We have a lot of intuition about the things we do every day. If a mathematical function describes one of these habits, all that intuition applies to understanding the mathematics. Imagine standing at the edge of a road. Perhaps you’re … Continue reading
Posted in math, Math Education
Tagged arctangent, mathematical intuition, trigonometry
Leave a comment
There’s More to Learning Math than Mathematical Aptitude
Ever since I founded Girls’ Angle, I’ve had frequent discussions about gender segregated math education. Here’s an argument I often hear from those opposed: “I believe girls and boys are equally capable at doing mathematics, and, therefore, they should not … Continue reading
Posted in gender issues, Math Education
Tagged girls and math, Girls' Angle, mathematical aptitude
2 Comments
Math and MEMS: More Exponentials
Yesterday, Allyson Hartzell, the Director of Failure Analysis, Test, and Reliability at Pixtronix, Inc., visited Girls’ Angle to tell us about how she uses math in her work. She works with Microelectricomechanical Systems, or MEMS. MEMS are tiny machines. They … Continue reading
Exponential Growth is REALLY Powerful!
Internet traffic, the Richter scale for measuring earthquakes, the spread of disease, our response to brightness, and Intel cofounder Gordon Moore’s Law all involve exponential growth. Exponential growth even applies to noodle making, as I’ll detail below! With all these … Continue reading
Does 0.999… Really Equal 1?
One of the most oftasked questions in K12 math is: Does zero point nine repeating really equal one? Here’s the short answer: Yes! And here’s a longer answer,
Posted in math, Math Education
Tagged 0.9 repeating, decimals, infinite geometric series, limits
Leave a comment
Calculating the Volume of a Regular Tetrahedron
Tonight I joined in on the fun at the Games Night at Math Prize for Girls. Picture a large banquet hall filled with large tables each showcasing a different kind of mathrelated handson activity. Girls came from all over the … Continue reading