One of my most beautiful childhood memories was stone skipping with my dad. It always seemed mysterious to me when the rocks bounced smoothly on a calm sea on a warm summer day.

Skipping stones is a worldwide phenomenon. Eskimos skip rocks on ice and Bedouins on the smooth sand…

Owls are known to be a symbol of wisdom throughout history in ancient Greece, Asia, and America. They are also unquestionably mysterious predators. This mystery derives from the math they seem to be utilized during the hunt: owls can use the parabolic system to spot their prey.

This system is…

Have you ever thought about what your world would be like without numbers? Numbers play considerable roles in developing our culture and societies, and we encounter them everywhere. We need numbers for a living. We do not use them only to count, measure, and do calculations, but numbers also rule…

All numbers are favorite numbers, but some of them are more favorable than others.

Researchers asked thirty thousand participants the same question: “What is your lucky number?” in the survey. When the thirty most preferred numbers are enlisted, the number 42 comes in the eleventh place. What are the unique…

All numbers are favorite numbers, but some of them are more favorable than others.*

Researchers asked thirty thousand participants the same question: “What is your lucky number?” in the survey. So, everyone has a chance to see that their lucky number is how much popular. As I discussed in my…

Is it number 7, right?

In everyday life, many occasions contribute to the mental work of knowledge and meaning associated with a number. Although numbers have been a part of our lives, they are in some situations that have little to do with mathematics. From the pin code of phone…

Do You Solve it in the New Year?

When the end of each year approaches, teachers often make this joke at schools. They told the students that they would collect the assignment back next year. Since these are the last days of the year, the students have just two or three weeks to do their tasks. It is…

Whether you like math or not, but you could not discuss its importance. All useful inventions make our lives more convenient by using more or less mathematics and its applications. However, does math exist, or does it not? There have been a lot of disputes on this argument. …

Dr. Hakan Oztunc

Statistics Professor, Math Lover, Teaching @UOFT. Author of numerous Math Novels. Always looking to make math fun for everyone. MyBook: https://amzn.to/2M5F5Nz

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