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  • Math Trek

    Names for Numbers

    Named numbers, such as Smiths, have all sorts of intriguing properties.
  • Feature

    Chaotic Chomp

    A new, physics-based approach to analyzing simple games, such as Chomp and Nim, reveals changing geometric patterns reminiscent of crystal growth.
  • Math Trek

    Magic Square Physics

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

    Counting Franklin's Magic Squares

    Benjamin Franklin's remarkable magic squares are just three of more than 1 million possibilities. For more math, visit the MathTrek blog.
  • Math Trek

    Folding Perfect Thirds

    Origami provides a hands-on way to explore mathematical concepts. For more math, visit the MathTrek blog.
  • Math Trek

    Dropping Lowest Scores

    Determining which scores to drop when computing a final grade that is to a student's greatest advantage can be tricky. For more math, visit the MathTrek blog.
  • Math Trek

    Fibonacci's Missing Flowers

    The number of petals that a flower has isn't always a Fibonacci number. For more math, visit the MathTrek blog.