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The Pythagorean Theorem and its Consequences

Jun 28, 2023 | Hinsdale Blog

Rubik's Snake - Our New Favorite Puzzle

May 3, 2023 | Hinsdale Blog

In 1981, Ernő Rubik, hot on the heels of his 1977 smash-hit the Rubik's Cube, invented and released the Rubik's Snake, a very different kind of puzzle. The Snake consists of 24 isosceles triangular prisms, connected by spring bolts. The prisms can't be separated, but they can be twisted, allowing one to form the snake into many different shapes.

National Poetry Month & Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

Apr 12, 2023 | Hinsdale Blog

April is not only Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, it's also National Poetry Month! To celebrate this union of art and science, the Smithsonian Magazine published [an article](https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-poetry-and-math-intersect-180968869/) all about poets and mathematicians who have brought the two disciplines...

Stars and Factors: A Math Doodle

Mar 7, 2023 | Hinsdale Blog

We've all had the experience of sitting in math class, looking at a blank sheet of graph paper, feeling the desire to doodle. Usually, doodling would be a distraction from learning about math—but what if we could doodle in a way that strengthened our understanding?

Counting with Maya Numerals

Jan 19, 2023 | Hinsdale Blog

We're all pretty familiar with the Arabic numeral system, dating back to 873 CE. They're the symbols we use to represent numbers today across the world, whether we're telling time (It's 12 pm) or counting money ($4.99, please) or ranking sports teams (The Bears are #1). Arabic numerals are everywhere! There are, however, other numeral systems...

10 Funny Math Jokes

Mar 17, 2022 | Hinsdale Blog

  Why didn’t the angle get a loan? Because, he couldn’t get a cosine. What is the best way to serve pi? A la mode. Anything else is mean. Why did the mathematician spill all of his food in the oven? Because the directions said h..

Happy Black History Month

Feb 8, 2022 | Hinsdale Blog

Happy Black History Month Below we have curated a list of Black Inventors and their inventions.  Look below to learn about some of the cool inventions that affect our everyday lives.   Alexander Miles- Automatic Elevator Doors A.L. Cralle- Ice..

10 Math Facts You Did Not Know!

Jan 18, 2022 | Hinsdale Blog

10 Math Facts You Did Not Know! 1. 1,000 is the only number with an "A" in it from One to One Thousand. 2. The addition of numbers on the opposite side of dice always equal seven. 3. In a jiffy, is an actual measurement of time. 1/100th of a seco..