Tag Archives: maths

Pi Day – March 14th

It’s that special time of year again. It’s Pi Day! To celebrate, here are a few interesting bits and pieces related to this day. First up, Alex Bellos, resident mathematician at the Guardian, has two really interesting articles on Pi. … Continue reading

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Fermat’s Last Theorem – Numberphile

A great interview with Simon Singh about Fermat’s Last Theorem, hosted by Numberphile. Simon talks about the life of Fermat, his works, and his theorems, focusing on his most famous one: that no three positive integers x, y, and z can satisfy the equation xn + yn = zn for any integer value … Continue reading

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The Simpsons’ Secret Formula

Ah, The Simpsons. Quite possibly past its heyday, but it can still be amusing. I’ve always known it contained many little pop culture references, but I didn’t realise there were so many maths related ones. Over at The Guardian, Simon … Continue reading

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Numberphile – Googol Song

Numberphile – Googol Song. Helen Arney sings the Googol Song, with mathematical assistance from Matt Parker. A Googol is a large number (the digit 1 followed by 100 zeroes). A Googolplex is… too big to think about. It’s 10 to … Continue reading

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Maths Jokes Explained

Mathematics can be a difficult subject. Jokes about maths can also be slightly bemusing to those not in the know. Here we have Matt Parker deconstruct, in great detail, each joke. It’s a lot funnier than it sounds! Onwards!

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Weekly Ramblings – LEGO Crayon Egg Tittles Electricity Language

Another (slightly delayed) Weekly Ramblings! As I seem to have done a fair amount, I’ll start this week off with some LEGO. Specifically, how tall can a LEGO tower physically get (BBC)? Using a hydraulic testing machine, researchers worked out … Continue reading

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Flash Anzan

Flash Anzan is a Japanese game for people who love numbers (The Guardian). Really love numbers. Who can add up a string of 15 numbers in their head whilst they flash by in under 2 seconds. All this is done … Continue reading

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Weekly Ramblings – 3D Printing Rubik’s Polymerisation Puzzle Ink Winner

Weekly Ramblings time, huzzah! We’ll start off this week with 3D printing. In case you have no idea what 3D printing is, where have you been? It’s basically a way to print out solid 3D objects from a digital model. … Continue reading

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Weekly Ramblings – Mandelbulb Cat Flashes Death Chess Coaster

  A slightly delayed Weekly Ramblings, but it has arrived! Ever heard of chess coaster? Inspired by a brilliant xkcd comic, the basic premise is to capture yourself and a friend or 2 playing chess whilst on a roller coaster, … Continue reading

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Animated Factorisation Diagrams

What number is displayed in the diagram to the left? That’s right, it’s 729! Otherwise written as 9 x 9 x 3 x 3, which is the pattern you can see here. This is a factorisation diagram, and it’s a pretty … Continue reading

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