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Roots of Unity

Roots of Unity

Mathematics: learning it, doing it, celebrating it.

A Mathematical Thanksgiving Celebration

A Mathematical Thanksgiving Celebration

Last year, the inimitable Vi Hart made a Thanksgiving video series, describing how to imbue your holiday celebration with more mathematics.

November 27, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb
When Numbers Are Used for a Witch Hunt

When Numbers Are Used for a Witch Hunt

I recently finished the excellent book Math on Trial by Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez. In it, the authors collect examples where statistical errors have possibly altered the outcome of trials.

October 31, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb

Carnival of Mathematics #103

Welcome to the 103rd Carnival of Mathematics! The number 103 is prime, and it’s the “older” twin of a pair of twin primes as well—or is it the “younger” twin because it comes later?

October 18, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb

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Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial