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While scissors congruence accurately captures the modern algebraic notion of 2D area, things get more complicated in higher dimensions. Maxine Calle

A brief illustrated guide to ‘scissors congruence’ − an ancient geometric idea that’s still fueling cutting-edge mathematical research

This is a story about geometry, algebra and many different dimensions, best read with construction paper, scissors and tape on hand.
Activists at the Supreme Court opposed to partisan gerrymandering hold up representations of congressional districts from North Carolina, left, and Maryland, right. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Want to fix gerrymandering? Then the Supreme Court needs to listen to mathematicians

Supreme Court justices have previously called statistical methods of measuring partisan gerrymandering ‘sociological gobbledygook’ and ‘a bunch of baloney.’
This “pi plate” shows some of the progress toward finding all the digits of pi. Piledhigheranddeeper

The search for the value of pi

On the occasion of Pi Day, a look at the history of calculating the actual, and increasingly exact, value of pi (π).

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