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Math
Does Defense Win Championships?
In pro football, a good defense doesn't generally trump a good offense.

Math
Making Sense of the Web’s Structure
Pioneering studies of social networks and the Web's structure lead to a prestigious prize.

Math
Lake Wobegon Averages
Computing average class size can give different answers that depend on your point of view.

Math
Chaotic Chomp
A new, physicsbased approach to analyzing simple games, such as Chomp and Nim, reveals changing geometric patterns reminiscent of crystal growth.

Math
Flirting with the Impossible
A new book champions the importance of imagination and fantasy in mathematics.

Math
Magic Square Physics
Taking a magic square or cube for a spin reveals some interesting properties. For more math, visit the MathTrek blog.