Unsolved Math Problems
This is a nice list of famous unsolved math problems from Wolfram MathWorld:
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/UnsolvedProblems.html
There are some wellknown problems here, like the Goldbach Conjecture and the Collatz Conjecture, and some lesserknown open problems like finding an Euler Brick with an integral space diagonal.
It’s especially nice that several of these challenges are easy to explain to nonmathematicians. For example, the Goldbach Conjecture asks “Can every even number be written as the sum of two prime numbers?” Somewhat surprisingly, after nearly 300 years, the best answer we have is probably.
I think I’ll make this page next year’s summer homework assignment.
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