Posts tagged with martin gardner

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Tubular Topology

Yesterday, which would have have been Martin Gardner’s 98th birthday, I posted the article Tied in a Mathematical Knot to honor Gardner’s birthday and the Celebration of Mind events that are and will occur throughout the world. Ours at Davidson will be next month. The article was presented in the context of playing with rope […]

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

X marks the spot

This fall, I’ve been leading a seminar for the Charlotte Teachers Institute entitled, Math through Popular Culture. This Thursday will be our last session together. We will lead a Celebration of Mind event co-hosted by CTI, the Bernard Society of Mathematics at Davidson College, UNCC Math Department, the Charlotte Teachers Circle, and HHMI Outreach at […]

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Jay Leno meets Martin Gardner

It is October 21, 2011 and around the world have been, are, or soon will be Celebration of Mind events to honor Martin Gardner who was born on this day in 1914. His work and writing, which infused fun into math, touched millions of lives. The Celebration of Mind at Davidson College will be in […]

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

A Magical Cent

On October 21, 2010, over 60 sites around the world celebrated the life of Martin Gardner. Davidson College was among the locations. Our time together was filled with fun, math, and laughter – a fitting evening in honor of an influential man. While having no formal education in mathematics, Martin Gardner had an enormous influence […]

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Word Sums

Today, Celebration of Mind events are being held worldwide to mark what would have been Martin Gardner’s 96th birthday, including an event at Davidson College. Gardner’s wide-reaching career spanned 80 years. He loved puzzles, illusions, and paradoxes. It’s been said that he brought “more mathematics, to more millions, than anyone else,” and also that he […]