Math 2.0 Day celebrated every July 8, is a holiday that commemorates the importance of the combination of math and technology. The day was formed to celebrate the accomplishments made through the combination of the field of math and technology, and how it can benefit the world in the coming years. This means without math, it would have been impossible for us to be provided with the different travel and entertainment mediums we have today. Nor would we have the technology we use to accomplish several everyday work tasks. So if you love how easy technological innovations have made your life, celebrating Math 2.0 Day is a must!
History of Math 2.0 Day
Math 2.0 day was created in 2009 by the Math Interest Group. The group was created to promote and enable the use of math online. This is essential since math is critical for the advancement of technology, science, and education. The Math Interest Group also collaborates on research and development projects that focus on mathematics education required in the fields of finance, engineering, medicine, and even social sciences. Here’s how math has helped in the development of technological innovations.
Math has contributed to several discoveries for centuries. For instance, Pythagoras (570–495 B.C.) created the Pythagorean Theorem that helped in studying the planets. In the 17th century, Johannes Kepler used mathematical calculations to figure out the movement of comets and planetary orbits. And Isaac Newton also used calculations to prove the theory of gravitational attraction in the 1680s. Furthermore, William Rowan Hamilton did a lot of work in the early 19th century that was responsible for evolving quantum mechanics. This was followed by the “Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field” by James Clerk Maxwell in 1865. He created his theory by evaluating four equations that govern electromagnetism.
Not impressed yet? One of the greatest discoveries that may have helped in ending World War II, was also made with the use of math. Alan Turing, an English mathematician, formulated several difficult calculations to create a machine that could break German military codes. He later developed theoretical computer science, including algorithms and artificial intelligence. This was followed by the creation of a formula to forecast the weather by American mathematician and meteorologist Edward Norton Lorenz in the mid-1950s.
Math 2.0 Day timeline
Counting is done by making markings on animal bones.
The abacus is invented in China.
Hindu mathematicians Aryabhata and Varamihara invent the numerical value zero (0).
Robert Recorde introduces the equals (=) sign.
Math 2.0 Day FAQs
What date is celebrated by Math lovers?
Math lovers across the world celebrate Pi Day every March 14.
What day is National Math Day?
Mathematics Day takes place on December 22 every year.
Who is the father of math?
The father of math is Archimedes of Syracuse, who died in 212 B.C.
How to Celebrate Math 2.0 Day
Use social media to show the importance of math
Use Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to highlight the importance of math and why Math 2.0 Day needs to be celebrated with great fervor.
Solve some math problems
Those who hate math will dislike this idea, but those who are a pro at solving math problems will take this as a fun challenge. Google some intriguing math problems and try to solve them. You can even take a math quiz to see how you score.
Research projects that were formed with the use of math
Math is used to create buildings, airplanes, softwares, and millions of other things that are essential to mankind today. Hence, it is important to trace the history of math and see how dependant we are on the subject.
5 Fun Facts You Need To Know About Math
All odd numbers have the letter ‘e’ in them.
The missing number
Zero is not represented in Roman numerals.
A Shakespeare play and math
“The Taming of the Shrew” is the only Shakespearean play that mentions math.
From 0 to 1000
All numbers from zero to 999 don’t have an ‘a’ in them.
Origins of the calculator
Calculators are linked to the abacus.
Why Math 2.0 Day is Important
It eliminates negativities surrounding math
Let’s face it, for many people, math is one of the toughest subjects to pass in school. Due to its high level of difficulty, kids start disliking math. It’s these very negativities that the day aims to eliminate.
It shows how the world would be nothing without math
Since the day speaks of all the technological developments math has contributed to, people begin to realize that the world will be nothing without math.
It promotes the love of learning math
Since math is tough to master, it often ends up getting on people’s nerves. However, with Math 2.0 day, the love for math is promoted. This means more students are likely to make an effort to brush up their skills on the subject.
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