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The above will be my one-and-only indulgence to Pi Day hoopla ;-)

Now onto this week's potpourri of math I didn't cover on my blogs:

**1)**Nice little introduction to the Langlands Program here:

**http://thatsmaths.com/2014/03/13/the-langlands-program/**

**2)**The 108th Carnival of Mathematics here: http://mathhombre.blogspot.com/2014/03/carnival-of-mathematics-108.html

**3)**Short review (pluses and minuses) of a study of Khan Academy here:

http://blog.mathed.net/2014/03/results-from-sri-study-of-khan-academy.html

(the study itself is here: http://www.sri.com/work/publications/research-use-khan-academy-schools-research-brief )

**4)**If you're into the P vs. NP debate you should probably check out Scott Aaronson's long read:

**http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=1720**

**5)**From P vs. NP to the Riemann Hypothesis… someone has attempted to give a "

*Lucid Explanation of the Riemann Hypothesis*" (…I know that sounds like an oxymoron), in barely a page:

http://blog.functionspace.org/news/lucid-explanation-of-the-riemann-hypothesis

**6)**and the ever-present Ed Frenkel likewise beautifully addresses the zeta function and Riemann Hypothesis via a

**Numberphile**podcast:

**http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6c6uIyieoo**

**7)**nice discussion of parity paradox from "

**Mind Your Decisions**" here:

**http://tinyurl.com/ownycam**

**Interesting to see that the UK now has a new initiative dedicated to teaching "maths numeracy" specifically to adults who lack it (do we need to attempt this in the U.S.?):**

8)

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**https://www.nnchallenge.org.uk/home/index.html**

**9)**This "brussel sprouts" game from

**Numberphile**(based on more Euler math) made it around several places last week:

**http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAss481FfAQ**

**10)**In a tweet, Clifford Pickover informs folks that in randomly played games of tic-tac-toe "

*the probability that the first mover wins is 737/1260 or 0.584920*" (maybe worth knowing)

and another tweet I'll pass along is from Keith Devlin: "

*the thinking you use to do a Sudoku puzzle is 100% mathematical thinking. Ditto for KenKen (my favorite airplane time passer)*" -- I like it 'cuz KenKen is also MY favorite (also like Kakuro, though Sudoku has never really grabbed me)

**11)**The sometimes inscrutable Vi Hart has done some odd microwave-timer countdown videos of late… and, losing audience-share -- what's THAT all about? In a blog post, Robert Krulwich tries to figure it out:

**http://tinyurl.com/ou3dxwm**

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