Fibonacci Fun

The Fibonacci sequence has been mentioned in a previous post, but let’s look at one of the many cool patterns hidden in the numbers. Just to refresh your memory about the Fibonacci sequence, it appears as follows:  1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, …  Each new term in the sequence is found by […]

Jail Bird Mathematician

Evariste Galois was an early bloomer.  He was so early, that he developed group theory (a major advancement in abstract algebra) while he was in his teens.  At the same time that he was developing all kinds of new mathematics, he stayed heavily involved in politics during a tumultous period of history in France.  He […]