### Archive: Mathletics

### Who Wants to Be a Mathematician?

Above, contestant Alexander Zhu, host Mike Breen and winner Linus Hamilton. About 6,000 mathematicians descended on Washington this week for a conference hosted by the American Mathematical Society. I was among them yesterday for a session on math education...

By Michael Alison Chandler | January 7, 2009; 06:35 PM ET | Comments (2)

### Lego Robots and Science After School

I went to a robotics competition for kids yesterday at a middle school in Sterling. It was pretty cool. About 200 students designed, built, and programmed their own robots using Legos, and then sent them out on various timed missions...

By Michael Alison Chandler | November 17, 2008; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (2)