Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 9, Number 6

blog_083116_01The electronic version of the latest issue of the Girls’ Angle Bulletin is now available on our website.

Volume 9, Number 6 begins with an interview with Northeastern University’s Associate Professor of Mathematics Ana-Maria Castravet.

As has been our practice, we truncate the interview in the electronic version. For the full version, please subscribe!

Next, comes the first part of a scrumptious installment of Math In Your World by University College London Professor of Mathematics Helen Wilson, who explains the mathematics of chocolate flow, hence, also, the cover which features a picture of the chocolate fountain at the Langham Hotel in Boston (special thanks to the Langham Hotel for this wonderful pic!).

GABv09n05_SFsol_similartilings_g04Anna B. has been on a long journey, investigating polynomials over a finite field, all launched by an exercise that Prof. Judy Walker suggested in her interview with Girls’ Angle in Volume 8, Number 6 of the Bulletin. But last issue, she reached a good stopping point, so this issue, she decided to tackle one of the Summer Fun problems: Problem 2 from Similar Tiles.

We conclude with solutions to last issue’s Summer Fun problem sets. Of special note is Matthew de Courcy-Ireland’s solution set which went into some very nice details, so much so, that we decided to break off his solution to the “Thirty Bird Problem” of Fibonacci into a separate article.

We hope you enjoy it!

Finally, a reminder: when you subscribe to the Girls’ Angle Bulletin, you’re not just getting a subscription to a magazine. You are also gaining access to the Girls’ Angle mentors.  We urge all subscribers and members to write us with your math questions or anything else in the Bulletin or having to do with mathematics in general. We will respond. We want you to get active and do mathematics. Parts of the Bulletin are written to induce you to wonder and respond with more questions. Don’t let those questions fade away and become forgotten. Send them to us!

We continue to encourage people to subscribe to our print version, so we have removed some content from the electronic version.  Subscriptions are a great way to support Girls’ Angle while getting something concrete back in return.  We hope you subscribe!

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