Well, I geeked out a bit today. We watched a documentary in class--something we seldom do--but I think it was a beautiful thing. The documentary, a NOVA episode that originally aired on PBS, was entitled "The Great Math Mystery." In just over 53 minutes, the presentation covered topics ranging from Pi and the Fibonacci Sequence to the Mars Rover and the Large Hadron Collider. Students learned about Pythagoras, Galileo, Aristotle, Marconi, lemurs, and a lovely jazz bassist named Esperanza Spalding. It is difficult enough to find a language the allows us to communicate around the globe. How about one that enables us to communicate across the universe? As we transition from our work on the Outstanding Maths Guides back to our "regular" course work, it seemed an appropriate time to revisit this question: Is mathematics something we invented, or discovered? Feel free to check it out yourself at this link.