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Fibonacci Numbers

I recently discovered a cool fact about Fibonacci numbers that I didn’t know before. Today, I’m going to share it with you.

Some History

Fibonacci himself was an Italian mathematician who lived in the Middle Ages. 600 more words

Number Theory

A game with Pi

Here’s an image of something I wrote down, took a photo of, and posted here for you. It’s a little game you can play with any irrational number. 133 more words

Miscellaneous

Fun math that I saw this week

At the beginning of 2014 Numberphile published an incredible interview with Ed Frenkel with the provocative title:  “Why do people hate mathematics?””

There is a particularly interesting exchange around the 5:00 mark: 854 more words

1.4142135..., or What is the Ratio of Reading, PA to West Davenport, NY?

As was discussed here, repeating decimals like 0.9999… or 0.33333…. often have other, simpler, representations as an integer (like 1, in the first case) or a rational number (like 1/3, in the second case). 347 more words

Math

Ranting about division in education and stumbling into an old friend while doing it

I hang out a lot on study aid forums these days which I enjoy, both as a means of continuously refreshing what I already know as well as keeping track of how the curriculum has been changing since I moved on to university studies. 883 more words