"If I couldn't put a smile on your face, then there is something wrong with your face. Have a great summer!" Mr. McCarthy 



BINGO dates back to a 16thcentury Italian game. It was brought to America in the 1920's as a carnival game. It was called Beano since players marked their cards with beans. Winners shouted, "Beano!" One time, a winner mistakenly called out, "BINGO!" and the name stuck. At first, there were only 24 unique cards; so too many people were winning at once. There was a need for more possibilities and so a Columbia math professor named Carl Leffler was asked to make more than 6,000 different BINGO cards. He supposedly had a nervous breakdown as a result. The chances are low but not zero that his students were the actual cause.  
Who says math teachers don't make any money? James Stewart made millions of dollars writing a calculus textbook. He spent over 20 million dollars designing and building his house, Integral House in Toronto. Some consider it to be the most important private house built in North America.  
June is the month in which the mathematician John Nash (June 13, 1928) was born. He received the Nobel Prize for economics for his work in game theory, the mathematics of decision making. Sylvia Nasar's biography of him, A Beautiful Mind, was made into an Oscarwinning movie starring Russell Crowe. He lived in New Jersey.  
June is also the month in which the mathematicians Alan Turing (June 23, 1912) and Whitfield Diffie (June 5, 1944) were born. Alan Turing was instrumental in cracking German codes during World War II. Whitfield Diffie discovered the concept of publickey cryptography in 1975. Diffie is currently a consulting professor at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation.  
The Heat Index (HI) is a measure of how hot it really feels when the effect of humidity is added to the temperature. The formula to calculate the heat index uses many algebra concepts including positive and negative exponents and scientific notation.
HI = 42.379 + 2.04901523T + 10.14333127H  0.22475541TH  6.83783×10^{3}T^{2}  5.481717×10^{2}H^{2} + 1.22874×10^{3}T^{2}H + 8.5282×10^{4}TH^{2}  1.99×10^{6}T^{2}H^{2} where T = temperature (°F) and H = relative humidity (%). For example, if it is 90°F and the humidity is 90%, it feels like 122°F. 

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the person who'll decide where to go." Dr. Seuss 

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