This is a fun post for the holiday season that I first read over at my friend Guillermo’s page, Math and Multimedia. You often hear that everything can be described by mathematics. In this case, we’re going to use some math to convey a special message for this time of year! To begin, let’s start…

# Category: Math Everywhere

## Googleâ€™s Free Online Calculator

It’s probably happened to you before: you go to do your math homework and you suddenly realize that you don’t have your calculator handy. What if you have a test tomorrow and you absolutely need your calculator right now to help you study? If you have your smartphone or computer with you, you can easily…

## What is Scientific Notation?

It is probably one of the first topics you will learn in early physics courses. As such, it is crucial that you understand it and are able to use it. Honestly, without scientific notation, physics problems get INCREDIBLY difficult, and if you don’t get it at first, you should really put in extra effort to…

## Person Curves

This post is just for fun, but it does go to show you that mathematics is more than just numbers and equations. You can actually do fun and cool things with it! What I’m about to show you probably won’t get you any bonus marks on a math test, nor will you likely be able…

## Why is X the Unknown?

Why does the letter “x” represent the unknown? Probably one of the most common variables you will ever run across in mathematics is “x.” You have undoubtedly seen it countless times, in math problems asking you to simply “solve for x,” or as one of several different letters in a multivariable equation. Using the letter…

## The Meaning of Letter Symbols in Math

With the new school year upon us (in many parts of the world), now is a good time for teachers to consider what they plan on teaching to their students this year. Undoubtedly, many teachers will just stick to the curriculum prescribed to them by their school district. But, is that always the “best” way…

## Amazing Examples of Architecture Inspired by Mathematics

Many times, students fail to see the importance of mathematics, and the relevance of it to everyday, real-world life. Math is much more than just numbers and symbols that you deal with in school and on exams. There are many, many uses of mathematics throughout life, and the stronger one’s math skills are, the more…