Mathematics 2020: Your Daily Epsilon of Math: 12 Month Calendar January Through December 2020 (Calendar)
Too often, math is sidelined as a daunting part of academia that we rarely use outside of school; but doing daily mathematics can help keep your brain working in ways that verbal exercises can't. Let mathematicians Rebecca Rapoport and Dean Chung stimulate the left side of your brain by providing you with an equation for every day of the year. The solution for each equation is the date; but the challenge lies in figuring how to arrive at the answer, and possibly discovering more than one method of arriving there.
With entry-level algebra, word problems, and math puns thrown into the mix, this calendar allows you not only to do math, but also to see the many ways in which math can be applied to your everyday life.
End the year with more brains than you had when it began with Mathematics 2020: Your Daily Epsilon of Math.
About the Author
Rebecca Rapoport holds degrees in mathematics from Harvard University and Michigan State. From her first job out of college, as one of the pioneers of Harvard’s Internet education offerings, she has been passionate about encouraging her love for math in others. As an early contributor to both retail giant Amazon.com and Akamai Technologies, the number one firm in cloud computing, Rapoport played a key role in several elements of the Internet revolution. She then returned to her first love, education, as an innovator of new methods to introduce children and adults to the critically important world of STEAM education as COO of an enrichment center dedicated to helping kids explore the creative side of science, technology, engineering, art, and math, and is currently developing and teaching innovative math curricula in the Boston area. Rapoport is also the co-author of Math Games Lab for Kids (published by Quarry Books), a book of fun, hands-on math activities designed to introduce elementary and middle-school students to several areas of higher math; and the calendars Mathematics: Your Daily Epsilon of Math 2021,â??Mathematics: Your Daily Epsilon of Math 2020, Mathematics 2019: Your Daily Epsilon of Math, and The Mathematics Calendar 2018, all published by Rock Point. She has an Erdös number of 2.
Dean Chung holds a BA in mathematics from Harvard University and a PhD from the University of Michigan in algebraic combinatorics. Chung had success on the high-school math circuit, including an eighth-place finish at the 1991 USAMO and attending the Math Olympiad training program. He was also a high scorer at the 1994 Putnam Competition. Chung has wielded mathematics in service of analysis for Amazon.com, Quadstone, and Vistaprint.com. He currently works at athenahealth as a software developer and is the puzzle master of its math club.