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Math in the Media 1998

* Japanese Temple Geometry or sangaku is an elegant form of ``native mathematics'' developed during the Edo...more.

Math Whizzes Want Respect in Equation, front-page Los Angeles Times article about mathematics.

Irving Segal, born on September 13, 1918, died on August 30, 1998.

The 39th International Mathematical Olympiad was held July 10-21, 1998 in Taiwan.

The Non-Linear Lab is an excellent introduction to non-linear dynamical systems and questions related to chaotic behavior.

The Chance website contains materials for a quantitative literacy course, including Chance News, a monthly electronic newsletter dealing (mostly) with news articles related to mathematics (predominantly probability and statistics).

The Fibonacci Series

This is Mega-Mathematics! provides an elementary introduction to several areas of mathematics.

Goudreau Museum of Mathematics in Art and Science, New Hyde Park, NY

A review of the movie Good Will Hunting.

The winners of the 1998 Westinghouse Science Talent Search have been announced. The first, fifth, and eighth place finishers are in mathematics, as are two others in the top forty.

Life by the Numbers, a seven part television series on mathematics, to air on PBS April-May, 1998.

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