Math 2.0 Day
Math 2.0 Day is a holiday that celebrates not only math, but the blending of math and technology together to create our modern world. Without math and technology working hand in hand, we wouldn’t have most of the things that we take for granted on a daily basis. We wouldn’t have computers, cell phones, or even the Internet. If you’re appreciative of all of these things, then you might want to take a moment to celebrate this holiday. Sure, math isn’t a subject that many people like, but it is one that’s vitally important, so let’s all take the time to observe this holiday when it rolls around on July 8th.
The History Of Math 2.0 Day
This day was first created by the Math Future Group in 2009. The purpose of this holiday was to bring innovators, teachers, mathematicians, and technologists together to encourage people to study math. After all, without math, modern technology wouldn’t be possible.
Facts About Math
Below are some quick and dirty facts about math. The following facts are a good primer for celebrating Math 2.0 Day.
- The term hundred comes from the term “Hundrath.” This term meant 120 in Old Norse.
- Zero is not represented by Roman numerals.
- The symbol for division is known as an obelus.
- The term “jiffy” actually represents a unit of time. It means 1/100th of one second.
Observing Math 2.0 Day
This holiday is the perfect day for engineers, mathematicians, and technologists to all come together and share ideas. It’s also a good day for universities to conduct seminars and other events that highlight the importance of math to the common good. People can also observe this holiday by using the hashtag #Math2.0Day on their social media accounts.