The Mathematics News Snapshots for High School (MNS) project aims to provide high school students with a glimpse into the exciting and dynamic world of contemporary mathematics. The project was founded in order to decrease the gap between the ever-growing nature of mathematics and the stagnated nature of school curricula.
1980: A method for trisecting an angle by paper folding was found
1994: A computer software allows trans...
1998: The trajectory of charged particles trapped in the magnetic field of the Earth describes a Möbius str...Read more
1988: Peter Schatte claims according to Benford’s Law that base-8 is the preferred number base for computer...Read more
Late 20th century: Prime numbers are used to encrypt information over the Internet (e.g., online shopping)....Read more
1986: “Tritone paradox” – by using a pair of carefully selected Shepard tones, our signal processing mechan...Read more
2016: Aziz and Mackenzie found a solution of the envy-free cake-cutting problem for n people in a bounded ...Read more
1976: The use of prime numbers in cryptography.
2008: The discovery of the first prime number with more ...
2012: Lindsey and Thurston discover that any simple closed curve in the complex plane can be approximated b...Read more
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Teacher (1): The MNSs made me feel that I am now representing the mathematics community in front of my class
Teacher (2): The Snapshots contribute to my knowledge and expand my horizons. I feel more confident in class
Teacher (3): It is important for me to give my student a taste of what is known in mathematics, to show it is 'alive and kicking' even today, and can be found in many domains
Teacher (4): I was greatly encouraged by students' motivation to learn and attend to extracurricular enrichment
Student (1): I learned that there are so many hidden things to be found in math. Perhaps there is more unknown mathematics than what is already known
Student (2): Even great mathematicians err. This makes them so human. And if they are allowed to make mistakes, I am too...
Student (3): From the MNSs I learned that I shouldn’t give up quickly. If I can’t solve a problem, I have to try again, and again, because only if I insist I may succeed
Student (4): Mathematics does not come easy even to professional mathematicians. But it's worth the effort.