Editors: Mark Huber, Claremont McKenna College
  Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
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JHM is an online-only, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the Claremont Colleges Library. Our emphasis is on the aesthetic, cultural, historical, literary, pedagogical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological aspects of mathematics as a human endeavor. More broadly, we aim to provide a forum for both academic and informal discussions about matters mathematical.

Current Issue:
Volume 13 Issue 1 (January 2023)

Front Matter




From a Doodle to a Theorem: A Case Study in Mathematical Discovery
Juan Fernández González and Dirk Schlimm


Collapsing Spaces, Colliding Places: Leveraging Constructs from Humanistic Geography to Explore Mathematics Classes
Valentin A. B. Küchle, Shiv S. Karunakaran, Mariana Levin, John P. Smith III, Sarah Castle, Jihye Hwang, Yaomingxin Lu, and Robert A. Elmore


The Merchant and the Mathematician: Commerce and Accounting
Graziano Gentili, Luisa Simonutti, and Daniele C. Struppa


Human-Machine Collaboration in the Teaching of Proof
Gila Hanna, Brendan P. Larvor, and Xiaoheng (Kitty) Yan

Math in the Time of COVID



Where Do Babies Come From?
Marcio Luis Ferreira Nascimento

The World of Mathematics


The Genesis of a Theorem
Osvaldo Marrero


The Mathematics of the Harp: Modeling the Classical Instrument and Designing Futuristic Ones
Cristina Carr, Daniel Chioffi, Maya Glenn, Stefan O. Nita, Vlad N. Nita, and Bogdan G. Nita


Blending Mathematics Teaching with Kindness
Kien H. Lim and Anthony Matsuura

Memories and Remembrances


Walking Alone: My Career in Mathematics
Maohua Le and Yongzhong Hu


Anneli Lax: They Think, Therefore We Are
Elena Anne Corie Marchisotto

Book Review

Poetry Folder



Wartime Logic
Tony Bedenikovic


Kim Regnier Jongerius


Unsolved Haiku
Scott W. Williams



Astor Place Barber
Audrey Nasar