An electronic maths magazine "meant to educate Zimbabwean schoolkids about the virtues of real maths, as opposed to the spiceless variety taught in most schools." Articles are written to supplement the resources available to Zimbabwean students, most of whom do not have access to extra-syllabus information. Many are clever and amusing. Features include:
- How number plates and ISBNs work - Statistical chocolate making - Paul Erdos and me - a reminiscence - Chimbumu and Chikwama get out of jail - Introducing the ellipse - Measuring the height of a tree - Mathematics in World War Three
Begun in 1995 by two undergraduates, Tawanda Gwena and Dinoj Surendran, and currently edited by Dr. Gavin Hitchcock, Zimaths involves nearly half the maths department at the University of Zimbabwe.
- Skills employers are looking for in mathematicians - Statistics about the job market - Jobs and internships advertised on the Internet for undergrads, grad students, and Ph.D.'s - Articles about current job market problems - Advice to departments for improving job prospects for math Ph.D.'s - Pointers to useful sites on science policy, tenure reform, and immigration policy
This site is maintained by Geoff Davis, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Dartmouth College.