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Description: A "free, community-driven Q&A" for those interested in the history and origins of science and mathematics. Post, answer, and vote up or down questions such as "Ancient Chinese numbering system," "What evidence is there that Fermat had a proof for his Last Theorem?" and "When and how was the geometric understanding of gauge theories developed?" and "Why did Rene Descartes go to Sweden?" and "What motivated Cantor to invent set theory?" and "Did Galileo's writings on infinity influence Cantor?" This moderated, collaboratively-edited sister site of MathOverflow.net takes advantage of wiki, blog, forum, and Digg/Reddit technologies.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Web-Based Discussions, Question and Answer Services
Math Topics: History and Biography, Sciences

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