A new issue of Numeracy is out. The preface to Will You Be Alive 10 Years from Now? And Numerous Other Curious Questions in Probability by Paul J. Nahin. The first chapter from Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction by Charles L. Adler. Tony Mann reviews Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann. Kevin Hartnett on how the ABC proof is too tough even for mathematicians. From Quanta, sudden progress on prime number problem has mathematicians buzzing; and to settle infinity dispute, a new law of logic. Ben Orlin on headlines from a mathematically literate world. Jo Boaler on the stereotypes that distort how Americans teach and learn math. Luba Vangelova on how 5-year-olds can learn calculus: Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts — rather than doing arithmetic drills — may be a better way to introduce children to math. Who says math has to be boring? It’s time to overhaul the way math and science are taught. Konstantin Kakaes on how math has to be at least a little boring. Ancient times table hidden in Chinese bamboo strips: The 2,300-year-old matrix is the world's oldest decimal multiplication table. Andy Kiersz on the 17 equations that changed the course of history. Kyle Chayka on 5 hidden algorithms that rule your world, from the NSA to OKCupid. Kevin Poulsen on how a math genius hacked OkCupid to find true love. From Dummies.com, Mark Zegarelli on 10 math concepts you can't ignore.

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