8128 and Perfect Numbers

According to this video, there are only 47 known perfect numbers, even with all of our computing power. Is there a student out there who wants a mathematical challenge to discover more? So far, all perfect numbers have been even. Is there an odd perfect number?  

Why Mathematics?

Here is a wonderful TED video from Robert Brown exploring the question about Why Mathematics? This is a great video for juniors and seniors to watch as they contemplate what to pursue in college. He defines math as the “thoughtful making of logical structure.”

Creativity and Math

Here’s an article about how some artists are helping to teach math to students who are struggling. I love to see collaborations like this, where students can experience learning in different ways. I wish, though, that schools could find more ways to create better professional development. In theory, math teachers […]