Here's part of the week that was, in math:

**1)**April is "

*Mathematics Awareness Month*" (I'd say Jan. thru Dec. pretty much qualify too, but whatever):

**http://www.mathaware.org/index.html**

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mathematics-Awareness-Month/160088737380286

**2)**A new "

*" blog carnival brought to us beautifully by John Golden:*

**Math Teachers At Play**http://mathhombre.blogspot.com/2015/03/math-teachers-at-play-84.html

**Some pure coolness (by way of a "nerdy math wallet") from**

3)

3)

**mathbabe.org**this week:

http://mathbabe.org/2015/03/30/i-accept-mathematical-bribes/

**4)**Evelyn Lamb continued her Cantoresque focus from last week, with a look at the 'Cantor function' this week:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/2015/03/31/cantor-function-weeping-angels/

**5)**Ben Orlin offered a nice introduction to Newcomb's Paradox, that young people (AND adults) can argue over unendingly:

http://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2015/04/01/humility-in-the-face-of-weirdness/

**Mark Chu-Carroll discusses a paper that looks at the mathematics of the FedEx hub system for delivering packages:**

6)

6)

http://www.goodmath.org/blog/2015/03/31/the-fedex-problem/

**7)**"

*" blogged on what the Chaitins say about creativity, both biological and mathematical:*

**Mathematics Rising****http://mathrising.com/?p=1254**

**8)**Research replication as "a quiet crisis" in science, perhaps:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2015/03/19/science-irreproducible-research-quiet-crisis/xunxnfuzwdwYSpVjkx2iQN/story.html

**9)**I've never been terribly keen for "Which one doesn't belong" type problems, but they've been in the blogosphere lately (in part due to one instructor's different approach), and I'll pass along this post on them:

https://easingthehurrysyndrome.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/which-one-doesnt-belong/

**10)**A new, and once-again thought-provoking post from Keith Devlin... on computer science and mathematics... and, the reasoning that links them:

http://devlinsangle.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-importance-of-mathematics-courses.html

**11)**From

**+plus Magazine**, too late for Valentine's Day, but just in time for Easter and Passover :-/, "

*Sexual Statistics*":

article here: https://plus.maths.org/content/sexual-statistics

podcast here: https://plus.maths.org/content/sexual-statistics-podcast?src=aop

**12)**From

**Quanta**, another nice interview with that unexpected math celebrity, Yitang Zhang:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20150402-prime-proof-zhang-interview/

**13)**From the

**NYTimes**, '

*The problem with math problems*...' (good discussion and links):

**http://tinyurl.com/opjwf4v**

**14)**Mike's math page usually does a bit of math during the week ;-):

**https://mikesmathpage.wordpress.com/**

**15)**Who knew sandpiles were so interesting? Jordan Ellenberg did, as he explains for

**Nautilus Magazine**:

**http://nautil.us/issue/23/dominoes/the-amazing-autotuning-sandpile**

And maybe we'll end the week with this little thought-exercise, also from Ellenberg:

**http://tinyurl.com/k8jddfu**Potpourri

**BONUS!**(extra NON-mathematical links of interest):

**1)**The amazing, blind Daniel Kish gives a recent

**TEDTalk**explaining his use of personal sonar for navigating his dark world:

http://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_kish_how_i_use_sonar_to_navigate_the_world?share=113b50d987

**2)**And in case you missed it, this viral feel-good story about parenting from the week:

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2015/03/after_her_kids_misbehave_birmi.html

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