Links: math song contest and more

MoMath Song Contest 2015. “The only rules are that the lyrics must be original and must be about math or a mathematical concept.” Deadline: October 9.

Andover [MN] math assignment turns numbers into music [from StarTribune.com]. “Last school year, as Carda tried to find a way to pass on to her geometry students some of the fascination she has with math, she asked students to figure out all the prime numbers up to 500. Then she added that it would be pretty cool if someone could compose a song using the gaps between those numbers.”

Working Life: Songwriting and Science [from Science magazine!]. C. Neal Stewart Jr. lays out the parallels between songwriting and grant-writing/paper-writing. (Thanks to Marc Servetnick for this one.)

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