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Fullerenes, Fibonacci Walks, and a Fourier Toy

Welcome to this week’s Math Munch! Earlier this month, neuroscientists Stan Schein and James Gayed announced the discovery of a new class of polyhedra. We’ve often posted about Platonic solids here on Math Munch. The shapes that Stan and James found have the same symmetries as the icosahedron and dodecahedron, and they also have all […]

Solomon Golomb, Rulers, and 52 Master Pieces

Welcome to this week’s Math Munch. I was saddened to learn this week of the passing of Solomon Golomb. Can you imagine the world without Tetris? What about the world without GPS or cell phones? Here at Math Munch we are big fans of pentominoes and polyominoes—we’ve written about them often and enjoy sharing them and […]

Math Awareness Month, Hexapawn, and Plane Puzzles

Welcome to this week’s Math Munch! April is Mathematics Awareness Month. So happy Mathematics Awareness Month! This year’s theme is “Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery”. It’s inspired by the fact that 2014 would have marked Martin Gardner’s 100th birthday. Each day this month a new piece of magical or mysterious math will be revealed on the MAM […]