For a brief intro to the Cookie Monster Number, check out +Richard Green's mini-blog on G+. Specifically, you'll want the post on Cookie Monster[1]. For those reading this on my blog as opposed to G+, the Facebook competitor from Google has actually become quite the mini-blogging site for scientists of all flavors. For a quick sampling of what's available you can check out the circle of folks that follow Richard Greens math posts[6]. While it's becoming more diverse all the time, the circle still contains a large number of very interesting science writers and readers for that matter.

If you'd like to delve even further into the Cookie Monster Number, you can check out the article I was reading[2] tonight in the College Mathematics Journal from the +Mathematical Association of America.

The journals from the MAA are all my current favorites. When I entered physics as an undergraduate, I was immediately advised to read journals in my field even if I didn't understand them at first. No offense to the +American Physical Society, but try as I might, I got nothing from Physical Review A-D and Letters until I was a grad. student. Now that I have the background, I'm of course loving these journals, but I digress... What I should have been reading and what I would heartily advise any undergrad in science to read are the MAA journals:

College Mathematics Journal[3]

Mathematics Magazine[4]

and American Mathematics Monthly[5]

I've listed them from what I perceive to be the simplest to the most complex. They're well written and generally fun. There's always at least one great article that I can comprehend, month after month, and no matter what your field, these journals can help you build the mathematical foundations you'll need.

**References**

1. Richard Green on Cookie Monster

https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/8qWvSaLJVGD

2. Cookie Monster and Fibonacci Sequences

http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.4169/college.math.j.45.2.129?uid=3739920&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21103590207767

and the open access version on Arxiv

http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.4305

3. http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=collmathj

4. http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=mathmaga

5. http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=amermathmont

6. Richard Green's Engager Showcase Circle

https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KjVfRTXA5Go

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