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## The Mathematical Formula That Proves Cow-Tipping Is a Myth

Can you tip a car over? No? Then you probably can't tip over a cow.

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## Finding the Beat Helps Students Learn Fractions

"An innovative, hands-on curriculum that combines music and math may help younger students learn how to do fractions, according to a new study. The music-based program, Academic Music, uses rhythm to tackle fractions--a math concept that is fundamental to higher math, but one that students can find difficult to grasp. 'If students don't understand fractions early on, they often struggle with algebra and mathematical reasoning later in their schooling,' Susan Courey, an assistant professor of special education, said in a website report. 'We have designed a method that uses gestures and symbols to help children understand parts of a whole and learn the academic language of math.'

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## Spirals and Fibonacci Numbers Explained in Doodles and Vegetables

"It seems pretty cosmic and wondrous, but the cool thing about the Fibonacci series and spiral is not that it’s this big, complicated, mystical, magical supermath thing beyond the comprehension of our puny human minds that shows up mysteriously everywhere. We’ll find that these numbers aren’t weird at all — in fact, it would be weird if they weren’t there. The cool thing about it is that these incredibly intricate patterns can result from utterly simple beginnings.” | by Vi Hart

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## Pi Day in America

"Why, might you ask, should anyone want to celebrate a mathematical constant which allows you to calculate the area inside a circle? As unlikely as it may seem, the number pi, or 3.14159... has been crucial to the development of modern life."

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