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How a Doodler’s Problem Sparked a
Controversy in Math, By Jack Murtagh. From Jul 2023. from the article, "Francis Guthrie first conjectured the fourcolor theorem in 1852 when he noticed that the counties of England only needed four colors to properly fill. He suspected this rule would generalize to any map, but although any kindergartner could understand the question, neither he nor his colleagues could prove it."

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The Wondrous Connections Between Mathematics and Literature, By Sara Hart. From Apr 2023. from the article, "There have been occasional academic studies on mathematical aspects of specific genres and authors. But the more holistic connections between mathematics and literature have not received the attention they deserve."

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The perfect age to get married, By Chris Weller. From Feb 2017. from the article, A mathematical theory says the
perfect age to get married is 26 —here's why, "So if you're looking for love between the ages of 18 and 40, the optimal age to start seriously considering your future husband or wife is (37% into the 22year span). Before then, you'll probably miss out on higherquality partners..."

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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect, By Alejandro Tauber. From Nov 2014. from the article, "The hipster effect is this nonconcerted emergent collective phenomenon of looking alike trying to look different," in the words of Jonathan Touboul, mathematical neuroscientist at the College de France in Paris, and author of the paper."

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What MoneyballforEverything Has Done to American Culture, By Derek Thompson. From Oct 2022. from the article, "The analytics revolution, which began with the movement known as Moneyball, led to a series of offensive and defensive adjustments that were, let’s say, catastrophically successful."

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Imaginary numbers are real, By Karmela PadavicCallaghan. From July 2022. from the article, "Sometimes, however, as in the case of imaginary numbers – that is, numbers with negative square values – mathematics manages to stay ahead of experiments for a long time. "ough imaginary numbers have been integral to quantum theory since its very beginnings in the 1920s, scientists have only recently been able to ﬁnd their physical signatures in experiments and empirically prove their necessity."

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Kids Guide to Money and Finances, By Matthew Gillman. From December 2021, from the article, Money is an important part of our daytoday life, but on average, almost half of highschoolers don’t have an understanding of the importance of good financial literacy and suffer because of it.. This article features a nice selection of online games for elementary, middle, and high school level students. Special thanks to Grayson for suggesting this.

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A Hitchhiker's Guide to the number 42, The number made famous from the book series by Douglas Adams, this number is the answer to "Life, the Universe, and Everything" but what other interesting properties are there about this number? Read on.

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The Golden Ratio: Design's Biggest Myth, The golden ratioʼs aesthetic bona fides are an urban legend, a myth, a design unicorn. Many designers donʼt use it, and if they do, they vastly discount its importance. Thereʼs also no science to really back it up. Those who believe the golden ratio is the hidden math behind beauty are falling for a 150yearold scam.

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How to Improve your Math, An article from the publication Popular Science. It offers specific startegies on how to become better at doing mathematics.

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Math genius couple bag $26 Million, Their scheme began in 2003 when Jerry, who graduated college with a degree in mathematics, saw a brochure for a new lottery called Winfall – and realized right away how to beat it.

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Number Games: Dyscalculia, Brian Butterworth is on a crusade to understand the number deficit called dyscalculia — and to help those who have it. 
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Why it matters if we become innumerate, Companies frequently assume a reasonable level of numerical understanding from their customers. But what happens when the majority of those people in reality arenʼt actually numerate enough to understand the interest rates on their student loans? 
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Math Professor Who’s Fighting Gerrymandering, She realized last year that some of her research about metric geometry could be applied to gerrymandering, the practice of manipulating the shape of electoral districts to benefit a specific party, which is widely seen as a major contributor to government dysfunction. 
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Is Inequality Inevitable?, Although the origins of inequality are hotly debated, an approach developed by physicists and mathematicians, including my group at Tufts University, suggests they have long been hiding in plain sightin a wellknown quirk of arithmetic. 
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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?,It wasn’t the first time that Americans had dreamed up a better way to teach math and then failed to implement it. The same pattern played out in the 1960s, when schools gripped by a postSputnik inferiority complex unveiled an ambitious “new math,” only to find, a few years later, that nothing actually changed. 