Reading “Fermat’s Last Theorem”

Just recently I have finished reading Fermat's Last Theorem: The Story Of A Riddle That Confounded The World's Greatest Minds For 358 Years by Simon Singh. Therefor, I decided to write a short review about it. I know about Fermat's last theorem since I was around 12 years old. I was always so confused that something... Continue Reading →

Quotes by Einstein

On the 14th of March we celebrated both Pi Day and Albert Einstein's birthday. In the past I have written a couple of posts about Pi (More Pi and  It's Pi Weekend), so I thought it was just right this year to talk about Einstein. Instead of writing about what he has accomplished, I thought... Continue Reading →

History of Protractors

For a while I wanted to write more about the history behind some instruments we always use during the maths class. First on the list is the protractor.  I have put this first on the list because it is one of the basic instruments used in a geometry class. As far as I know, there is... Continue Reading →

2017 prime or not prime?

As always, at the beginning of the year a lot of people write about different properties of the number of the year (I did something similar last year in my 2016 Resolutions post). This year, I have already read a couple of great articles on the properties of 2017 and something was stuck in my... Continue Reading →

Mathematicians of December

December is almost over, hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that you are enjoying the last bits of preparations for New Years Eve. Also, I am on holiday (school holiday for 2 weeks) and I have a couple of posts prepared for the start of the year, which I am extremely excited for.... Continue Reading →

Christmas Gift Ideas for a Mathematician

It is that time of the year when everyone is thinking at Christmas presents. So, I thought I could help some of you (or your partners/friends/family) with some ideas for this Christmas. Without further explanations, let us start the list: 1. Books!!! Books!! And more BOOKS!! Don't be surprised, every mathematician loves a good book. At... Continue Reading →

Mathematicians of November

November is almost finished and it was a hard cold month here in Scotland. But I don't want to talk about weather, of course. For this post I have chosen a couple of great mathematicians born in November. Enjoy! 1. George Boole (2 November 1815) was an English mathematician. First time I have heard about him was... Continue Reading →

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