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Most Read Collection from the Mathematical Association of America

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We are pleased to bring you this Most Read Collection of articles from the Mathematical Association of America's four publications. Each featured article is free to view, exclusively via this page, until the end of 2021. 

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The American Mathematical Monthly
Article Author
Measuring Political Gerrymandering Kristopher Tapp
Proof of the Sheldon Conjecture Carl Pomerance, Chris Spicer
The Circle Problem of Gauss and the Divisor Problem of Dirichlet—Still Unsolved Alexandru Zaharescu, Sun Kim, Bruce C. Berndt, Bruce Carl Berndt
The Joukowsky Map Reveals the Cubic Equation Javier Sánchez-Reyes
Stokes’s Theorem, Data, and the Polar Ice Caps Robert Ghrist, Yuliy Baryshnikov
Passing the Buck and Firing Fibonacci: Adventures with the Stochastic Abacus Bruce Torrence
Multiplying and Factoring Matrices Gilbert Strang
Cantor Set Arithmetic Jayadev S. Athreya, Jeremy Tyson, Bruce Reznick, Jeremy T. Tyson
An Impossibility Theorem for Gerrymandering Dustin G. Mixon, Boris Alexeev
On Erdős’s Last Equation Peter Shiu
The College Mathematics Journal
Article Author
The Many Sides of the Pythagorean Theorem Kenneth S. Williams, Vlastimil Dlab
Reframing the Pythagorean Theorem Ian M. Adelstein, George Ashline, George L. Ashline
The Oldest Trig in the Book Harold Boas, Harold P. Boas
Unfoldings of the Cube Robert Suzzi Valli, Richard Goldstone
Euler's Sine Product Formula: An Elementary Proof David Salwinski
When Fractions Make Cycles Mark Dalthorp
Visualization of the Riemann–Stieltjes Integral T.L. Grobler, Trienko Grobler
Bringing Calculus into Discrete Math via the Discrete Derivative Christopher Catone, Christopher J. Catone
Eclectic Illuminism: Applications of Affine Geometry Adam Glesser, Bogdan D. Suceavă, Matt Rathbun, Isabel M. Serrano
An Alternative to Integration by Partial Fractions Technique Yusuf Z. Gurtas
Mathematics Magazine
Article Author
The Chicken Braess Paradox Jonas Eliasson, KIMMO ERIKSSON
Picard’s Weighty Proof of Chebyshev’s Sum Inequality Ádám Besenyei
Counting Your Chickens With Markov Chains Lori McCune, David McCune
Gauss’s Computation of the Easter Date Donald Teets
Introducing Tribus Brittany C. Shelton, Andrés E. Caicedo & David Nacin
Factoring in the Chicken McNugget Monoid Scott T. Chapman, Chris O'Neill
An Easy Proof of the Irrationality of Any Way You Slice It, It Comes Up Julia Sets Julia A. Barnes, Beth Schaubroeck, Lisbeth E. Schaubroeck, Julia Barnes
A Probability Perspective to a Combinatorics Problem Hideo Hirose
Aphid Sequences: Turning Fibonacci Numbers Inside Out Josiah Reiswig, Samuel Erickson, Adam M. Goyt
Why All Rings Should Have a 1 Bjorn Poonen
Math Horizons
Article Author
Mathematical Art or Artistic Mathematics? Arsalan Wares
Conversations with John Urschel and Bjorn Poonen Daphka Alius, Karen Lange, Regine Ong, Silvia Zelaya, Ginny Nie
Aftermath: The Ensemble Approach to Political Redistricting Daryl DeFord, Moon Duchin, Jeanne Clelland
DIY Flattened Curves Timothy P. Chartier, Tim Chartier
Is the Earth Flat? Exploring RP2 Lawrence Brenton
Vera Molnar’s Exploration of the Unimaginable Rachel R. Roe-Dale,
The Playground Glen Whitney
Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms Yajun An
Projectivizing Set Lucas Van Meter, Cathy Hsu, Jonah Ostroff
Experimental Graph Theory Eric Oden, Bruce Golden, Sanaz Aliari