Study proved that ‘algebric’ ways to solve practical problems have been invented by ancient Greek mathematicians, at least from **Diophantus**‘ era. Continue reading “Ancient Greek mathematicians were using ‘algebric’ ways to solve practical problems, study finds”

# Archimedes; a biography

This post is dedicated to **Archimedes**, one of the most brilliant scientific minds of all time. Our reader can find here basic information on this quite influential figure of Ancient Greek Science. Continue reading “Archimedes; a biography”

# The ancients knew the Earth is round; the case of Eratosthenes and the first documented measurement of the Earth’s circumference

Eratosthenes was a Greek born in Cyrene in modern-day Libya. As a mathematician, poet, athlete, geographer, astronomer, and music theorist, his vast knowledge made him an ideal fit for the post of librarian at the Museum (Library) of Alexandria. Continue reading “The ancients knew the Earth is round; the case of Eratosthenes and the first documented measurement of the Earth’s circumference”

# The Archimedes Palimpsest; Mathematics way ahead of their time

Years of painstaking work by scientists to expose a manuscript hidden for nearly a thousand years have shed new light on the genius of Archimedes, antiquity’s greatest mathematician. Continue reading “The Archimedes Palimpsest; Mathematics way ahead of their time”

# Origins of the brain networks for advanced mathematics in expert mathematicians

Here we present the ‘**Abstract**‘ of the corresponding paper by Marie Amalric and Stanislas Dehaene. Continue reading “Origins of the brain networks for advanced mathematics in expert mathematicians”

# Study shows how students understand mathematics

It’s both the bane of many parents and what has been called a major national vulnerability: the inability of many children to understand mathematics. Understanding that problem and developing strategies to overcome it is the research focus of Nicole McNeil, Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, and the researchers in her lab. Continue reading “Study shows how students understand mathematics”