What’s Math All About

In late January, Steven Strogatz, a professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University, began blogging mathematics for The New York Times. Here’s his mission:

I’ll be writing about the elements of mathematics, from pre-school to grad school, for anyone out there who’d like to have a second chance at the subject — but this time from an adult perspective. It’s not intended to be remedial. The goal is to give you a better feeling for what math is all about and why it’s so enthralling to those who get it.

Check out his posts for ideas on how to make mathematics connect with everyday life at

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