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Chebyshev Polynomials of the First Kind

This animation illustrates the connection between roots of the Chebyshev polynomials (of the first kind) and the vertices of a regular polygon inscribed in the unit circle centered at the origin. For a still image, see the cover of the … Continue reading

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Potatoes are made of ducks

Recently at the Girls’ Angle Club, we mentioned that from a contradiction, one can prove anything. One of our members, Barry Allen (pseudonym!), challenged us to prove that potatoes are made of ducks given that potatoes are made of wood. So … Continue reading

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Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 10, Number 1

The electronic version of the latest issue of the Girls’ Angle Bulletin is now available on our website. Volume 10, Number 1 opens with an interview with Dr. Brandy Wiegers, an assistant professor of mathematics at Central Washington University and associate … Continue reading

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Measure Up – A Crossword Puzzle Raffle

(Added October 17, 2016: This raffle is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to Muriel and Tim D. for winning the Measure Up crossword puzzle raffle!) Do you pay attention to the dimensions of objects? If so, … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality!

Virtual Reality excites me because I believe it is the ideal home for a math museum. Years ago, I helped MoMath create its Math Midway. We strove to deliver visceral experiences where visitors could gain increased appreciation for and understanding … Continue reading

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Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 9, Number 6

The 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 … Continue reading

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Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 9, Number 5

The electronic version of the latest issue of the Girls’ Angle Bulletin is now available on our website. Volume 9, Number 5 kicks off with an interview with the ADVANCE Professor of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, Dana Randall. Prof. … Continue reading

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