Math in the News: Pop Culture

Math is making a splash in pop culture with references in popular shows like CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and Numb3rs.

Noting more examples, in the article “Nerd Power:┬áMath Flexes Its Muscles in Pop Culture,” Kirk Baird explores the topic of mathematics in mainstream media.

Many people in math-related fields are excited about the shift to real life mathematics and applications being mentioned and discussed in the media. It may be a gateway for students to view mathematics as useful and relevant.

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