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Happy New Year 2016!

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Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 9, Number 2

The electronic version of the latest issue of the Girls’ Angle Bulletin is now available on our website. Volume 9, Number 2 begins with the first half of an interview with French mathematician Alice Guionnet. Prof. Guionnet is a professor of … Continue reading

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Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 9, Number 1

The electronic version of the latest issue of the Girls’ Angle Bulletin is now available on our website. Volume 9, Number 1 features material from two mathematicians: an extensive interview with Elizabeth Munch, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University … Continue reading

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Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 8, Number 6

The electronic version of the latest issue of the Girls’ Angle Bulletin is now available on our website. The object on the cover of Volume 8, Number 6 is called the Chebyshev Lollipop. It is based directly on an idea … Continue reading

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Origami-inspired Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem

While working with math teachers Richard Chang and Randi Currier of the Buckingham Browne & Nichols Middle School to come up with problems that use polynomials and rational expressions, we stumbled upon an origami-inspired proof of the Pythagorean theorem that I’d like to … Continue reading

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Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 8, Number 5

The electronic version of the latest issue of the Girls’ Angle Bulletin is now available on our website. Volume 8, Number 5 of the Bulletin kicks off with an interview of Ivana Alexandrova. Ivana is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at … Continue reading

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Conceptual Solution to 2008 AIME I, Problem 14

Here’s a solution to problem 14 on the 2008 AIME I contest that attempts to avoid computation as much as possible. Sometimes, it’s an amusing exercise to try to solve a contest problem entirely in your head. Doing so often forces … Continue reading

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