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.

Where Art And

Math Join Forces

1980: A method for trisecting an angle by paper folding was found

1994: A computer software allows trans...

Strip and its

Applications

1998: The trajectory of charged particles trapped in the magnetic field of the Earth describes a Möbius str...

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about the

Digit 1

1988: Peter Schatte claims according to Benford’s Law that base-8 is the preferred number base for computer...

Read moreA Million Dollar Question

Late 20th century: Prime numbers are used to encrypt information over the Internet (e.g., online shopping)....

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Illusions

and Paradoxes

1986: “Tritone paradox” – by using a pair of carefully selected Shepard tones, our signal processing mechan...

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Thy Neighbor's Cake

2016: Aziz and Mackenzie found a solution of the envy-free cake-cutting problem for n people in a bounded ...

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the Search and

the Discovery

1976: The use of prime numbers in cryptography.

2008: The discovery of the first prime number with more ...

Plane to the Infinitely

Beautiful

2012: Lindsey and Thurston discover that any simple closed curve in the complex plane can be approximated b...

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