Summer is here and it’s no time to let your brain rot. Dorky Geeky Nerdy is here to keep that gray matter working over the break. Today we present thirty trivia questions about the field of Mathematics.
A huge shout out to W. Blaine Dowler for his help on writing these questions. Blaine does podcasts over at Bureau42.com on a variety of geeky subjects, most notably the X-Files Retrospective Podcast. I highly recommend you check them out.
Pencils sharpened and books away. Time for a pop quiz.
Book of the Week
Math’s infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this follow-up to the best-selling The Science Book. Beginning millions of years ago with ancient “ant odometers” and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, it covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. Among the numerous delights readers will learn about as they dip into this inviting anthology: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus, and the butterfly effect. Each topic gets a lavishly illustrated spread with stunning color art, along with formulas and concepts, fascinating facts about scientists’ lives, and real-world applications of the theorems.