Tag Archives: maths

Comics That Ask “What If?”

“Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions (“what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?”) using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google’s data warehouse leads Munroe … Continue reading

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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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