Category Archives: Math

Library Link of the Day: Stephen Hawking’s Last Theory About the Universe Is Good News

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “When a great mind passes away, the world grieves twice: once for their life, and once for their work. That’s why it was so comforting to know that on the day Stephen Hawking died, he had a … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Students create mathematical formula for the perfect roast potato – and it works

Courtesy of The Independent: “Students have created a mathematical formula that they believe can be used to cook the perfect roast potato. Pupils from the Edge Hotel School at the University of Essex collaborated with the Samuel Whitbread School in … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: PG Scores Pi High at 2018 Mathletics

Pacific Grove’s mathletes did their town proud this past Saturday, April 28th. A total of thirty-six PG mathletes attended the 50th annual Mathletics competition at Hartnell College, including six Robert Down Elementary students, fifteen Pacific Grove Middle School students, and … Continue reading

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Mathletics Competition Results

Congratulations to all our students who competed in Saturday’s Monterey County Mathletics contest.  The following students won awards: IM2:  Caroline Coen (individual 2nd place), Christopher Rosas (Honorable Mention). Together with Thomas Paff they placed second as a team. IM3:  Katie Hansen (Honorable … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The Real Rules for Strong Computer Passwords Go Against Everything You’ve Been Told

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Everybody knows the rules to writing a password: you have to use upper and lowercase letters, a number or two, and preferably a symbol, if you want to be really secure. That rule came from a man … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Fingal’s Cave Is So Perfectly Geometric That It’s Almost Unsettling

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: Queen Victoria, Matthew Barney, Jules Verne, and Pink Floyd are not names you usually hear in the same sentence, but then the place that they all share is itself quite uncommon. Known as Fingal’s Cave, it … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Faces of Women in Mathematics – International Women’s Day 2018

Courtesy of the Institute of Mathematics: “A mathematician from Loughborough University and her filmmaker sister have produced a short film for International Women’s Day this year featuring cameos by women mathematicians around the globe. Eugenie Hunsicker and Irina Linke were … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The Ham Sandwich Theorem Is a Delicious and Puzzling Mathematical Principle

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “If we asked you to cut a piece of bread in half with only one cut, could you do it? Sure you could. You could probably cut an entire ham sandwich in half just as easily. But … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: Pi x 2 – Math Club Faces Double Trouble

Pacific Grove High School’s Math Club faced not one, but two math challenges this past week.  The Mathletes competed in the annual American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10/12 on Wednesday, February 7th. Additionally, the club began participating in a series of … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: GCHQ is using this puzzle to recruit aspiring female spies, try it out!

Courtesy of Business Insider: “Government Communications Headquarters, the British government’s listening agency, has broadcast a puzzle to encourage prospective spies, particularly young girls, to pursue a career in the highly classified organisation. The challenge was supplied to BBC Radio 4’s “Today” … Continue reading

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