Mathematics Facts

Who Invented Zero?

Many concepts that we all take for granted sounded strange and foreign when first introduced. Take the number zero for instance. Any first-grader can recognize and use zeros. They sound so logical and ... Continue reading

The Babylonian symbol for zero.

Picture This

What 3 dimensional shape will pass through a rectangle, triangle and circle each time filling the whole space? The answer may surprise you in it's simplicity. Before I tell you what it is, see if you ... Continue reading

Mobius Strip

A Mobius Strip is an amusing three-dimensional object whose surface has only one side. Huh? Well, most objects you can imagine have a surface with two sides. For example, an ordinary piece of paper ... Continue reading

Mobius Strip - Do it yourself

Fibonacci Patterns In Nature?

Often it takes a second look to see how mathematical numbers and patterns fit into the natural world. Numbers, after all, are manmade. However some very interesting number patterns underlie some ... Continue reading

Clematis hybrid, eight petals

More Mathematics Facts


  1. What Are Cubes And Cube Roots?
  2. What Are Squares And Square Roots?


  1. Eratosthenes Measured Earth’s Circumference—Centuries Before Columbus Sailed
  2. How To Calculate The Area Of A Circle
  3. How To Calculate The Area Of A Cylinder
  4. How To Calculate The Area Of A Right Cone
  5. How To Calculate The Circumference Of A Circle
  6. How To Calculate The Volume Of A Cylinder
  7. How To Calculate The Volume Of A Right Cone
  8. Kepler's Conjecture
  9. Picture This
  10. What Is The Pythagorean Theorem?


  1. Leaps and Bounds
  2. Origins Of The Meter
  3. Unit Of Luminous Intensity (candela)
  4. Who Invented Zero?

Math Function:

  1. Math On the Mind

Number Theory:

  1. Fibonacci Patterns In Nature?
  2. Perfect Numbers
  3. Prime Numbers


  1. Mobius Strip