Why Do Math:

How to Navigate

  • Choose a node topic.

  • View a short movie introducing the node topic, if available.

  • Navigate through the node using buttons on the right side of the screen. See background on the node topic, the mathematical solutions, and read about the people involved. Find out more about the topic by visiting the references and links page at the end of each node. Click on Printable Version to print a PDF of the complete node.

  • Check out the Reading Room to find more interesting applications of mathematics to real life.

  • Visit the careers section to learn more about careers in mathematics and meet applied mathematicians doing work today.