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Happy YP Day, HCSSiM!

The yellow pig has a 2 sentence solution!

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Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 10, Number 5

The electronic version of the latest issue of the Girls’ Angle Bulletin is now available on our website. Volume 10, Number 5 opens with an interview with Ruth Charney, the Theodore and Evelyn Berenson Professor of Mathematics at Brandeis University. Prof. … Continue reading

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Math Intuition Test

After you make your intuitive guess, compute to find out the truth!

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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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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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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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Snowball Problems Melted

The snow from the record setting snowfalls in Boston are pretty much gone, so here are solutions to the two snowball problems from the February. Solution to Snowball Problem #1. We claim that every point in space on the side … Continue reading

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