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Archive for March, 2009

Square Root Day is upon us


photo from magnetbox’s site at flickr.com/creativecommons

Tomorrow might seem like any other Tuesday. But to a small group of math enthusiasts, it’s a day that only comes along once every five — or seven, or nine, or 23 — years. That’s because it’s March 3, 2009 (3/3/09, if you will) — and, as I’m sure most of you are well aware, three is the square of nine. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2009
Under: Algebra/Math | 2 Comments »

A small school

I made the most of my mandatory unpaid vacation days last week by driving down to Joshua Tree National Park. Here’s a souvenir from the trip, photos of a one-room school house that rancher/miner/gunfighter Bill Keys built on his property in the mid-1900s for his kids and others who lived in the area. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2009
Under: Uncategorized | 4 Comments »