Author Archives: Sarah Spoenemann

Site of the Month: The Snapshots Project

The link of the month June is The Snapshots Project. The Mathematics News Snapshots for High School (MNS) project aims to provide high school students with a glimpse into the exciting and dynamic world of contemporary mathematics. The project was … Continue reading

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Site of the Month – The International Day of Mathematics

The International Day of Mathematics (IDM) is a worldwide celebration. Each year on March 14 all countries will be invited to participate through activities for both students and the general public in schools, museums, libraries and other spaces. The International … Continue reading

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Book of the Month March: A Richer Picture of Mathematics – The Göttingen Tradition and Beyond

March Book of the Month is A Richer Picture of Mathematics – The Göttingen Tradition and Beyond by David E. Rowe. Historian David E. Rowe (Prof. em. for History of Natural Sciences at the University of Mainz) captures the rich … Continue reading

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The Enormous Theorem

Originating author is Nitsa Movshovitz-Hadar. Prolog This article is an English translation with emendations of a Hebrew paper written in 2014 about two years after the untimely passing of the illustrious lecturer and group theory expert, Professor David Chillag. It … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Felix Klein

December’s Book of the Month is The Legacy of Felix Klein by Hans-Georg Weigand, William McCallum, Marta Menghini, Michael Neubrand and Gert Schubring (Eds.) (2018). Throughout his professional life, Felix Klein emphasised the importance of reflecting upon mathematics teaching and … Continue reading

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Three Volumes of Felix Klein’s “Elementary Mathematics from a Higher Standpoint”

The November Book of the Month is Elementary Mathematics from a Higher Standpoint by Felix Klein. The volumes, first published between 1902 and 1908, are lecture notes of courses that Klein offered to future mathematics teachers, realizing a new form … Continue reading

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Mathematics News

May’s Site of the Month is: ScienceDaily – Mathematics News This site is part of the ScienceDaily website. Here are updated articles that give short overviews of recent applications of mathematics. The entries are backed up with references for further … Continue reading

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Unsolved Problems in Number Theory

March Book of the Month is Unsolved Problems in Number Theory by Richard Guy, first published by Springer Verlag in 1981. Third edition (nearly three times the size!!) published in 2004. These problems are mostly very easy to understand, but … Continue reading

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The Wolfram MathWorld List of Unsolved Problems

March Site of the Month: The Wolfram MathWorld List of Unsolved Problems This updated list explains the most famous unsolved problems in mathematics and progress made on each, with references for further reading.    Send article as PDF   

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Famous Problems in Mathematics

January’s Book of the Month is Famous Problems in Mathematics by Heinrich Tietze, first published in German in 1959, and republished in 1990 by DTV. An English translation published by Graylock Press in 1964. The preface contains a beautiful metaphor … Continue reading

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