It is March 27, 2020, and we’re about two weeks into the coronavirus adventure. I’ve been sick with bronchitis, recovering slowly, and experiencing painful withdrawal symptoms — I haven’t seen my students since the beginning of March. I’m finally feeling better enough to make some touch, maybe schedule some Zoom video visits, and have meanwhile […]

## March 14 is Pi Day (So Be Irrational)

Pi — the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter — is one of the world’s most famous numbers. The ancient Babylonians, who were the subject of a recent blog here on Morris Tutoring, were the first to calculate a value for pi. Pi is an infinite, non-repeating decimal that, so far, passes all […]

## Babylon, Quadratic Equations, and a World Without Zero

Ancient Babylon had its heyday from around 2300 to 300 BCE. The city’s biblical fame harks back to the Tower of Babel and the notorious whore of Babylon in the Book of Revelations, who, according to Roman Catholic dogma, will ultimately bring about the end of the world. The apocalypse. Babylon was located on the […]