<em>Primo</em>: A Mathematical Board Game

GeekMom Helen plays Primo, a mathematical board game.

Geektastic Cookie Cutters You Can Print

Check out the best of the geeky cookie cutters posted on Thingiverse, the home of shared 3D printer files.

Sometimes when artists visualize music, it detracts from the piece (scenes from Fantasia come to mind...), but this little animation by Jos Leys shows just how brilliant Bach can be.

If The Chicken Problem is any indication, Peg + Cat will be a fantastic way to get preschoolers like my daughter excited about solving problems.

Just HOW Badly Do You Need that A in Math?

This month a research team at Oxford University reported on their continuation of a study that repeated and built upon a 2010 experiment on a different group of patients: for 5 days, the patients either received ...

Happy Birthday, Sophie Germain!

Today marks the 237th birthday of the French mathematician Sophie Germain (1776-1831). While her work in elasticity was fundamental to the field, her work on proving Fermat's Last Theorem blew 200 years of previous ...

Have you ever read a textbook cover to cover? I'm in grad school. I've had to do it more than once. It usually requires massive amounts of caffeine and re-reading a lot of pages. Well, there's some good news. No ...

For my Muse of Nerds this month, I’ll formally introduce you to someone I have talked about in the past: Dr. Michele McColgan of Siena College. I met her through our homeschooling group (she has two ...

For this month’s Muse of Nerds, I quickly grabbed onto the STEM to STEAM movement (adding ‘arts’ to the technical.) Creativity is the foundation for advancement in all fields. The arts — ...

Celebrate Pi Day by Learning the Secret of the Circle

Hands-on projects are great learning tools for kids, especially when they involve the word ‘secret’. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Pi Day (March 14 or “3.14”) with kids ...