Saturday, January 8, 2011

Math in the News #4

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Letter: WSU tackling math problem
he Detroit News story "WSU math standards confound students" ( Dec. 13), giving voice to the frustration of Wayne State University students who have been unable to pass the university's math placement exam, paints an incredibly sad portrait of the current state of math education in the United States.

Pick a Digit, Any Digit
One of the most amazing mathematical results of the last few years was the discovery of a surprisingly simple formula for computing digits of the number pi.

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