Tag Archives: mathematics

Cheryl’s Birthday – That Viral Maths Problem

Last week, a mathematics problem posed to Singapore students went viral. It’s been termed “Cheryl’s Birthday”, and the above video by Numberphile explains the problem, and gives the solution. It’s an incredibly clever logic puzzle, which only a few people will be … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday #14 – Magic

Today’s Throwback Thursday is all about magic, science, and mathematics. Above is a fantastic video showing a little wooden automata performing magic, created by Per Helldorff. Using a simple turning lever, a ball appears to teleport before your eyes. I … Continue reading

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April Fools Video Prank In Math Class

This is a great April Fool’s Day video prank performed in a maths class. I won’t spoil what goes on in it, but do watch all the way through. Maybe you’ll learn how to do trigonometry correctly? Onwards!

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Pi Day 2015

Tomorrow is Pi Day 2015! March 14, 2015, otherwise written as 3/14/15. I wrote about Pi Day last year, but this year is even more special. Not only does the written date go up to five digits, but it’s possible … Continue reading

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Marilyn vos Savant And The Monty Hall Problem

The Monty Hall Problem is a fascinating piece of mathematics and probability. The above video by Numberphile gives a great, in-depth, mathematical explanation of how it works, and they also have a few other videos on the problem. For a … Continue reading

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Vaccines, Measles, And You

“The first ever vaccine was created when Edward Jenner, an English physician and scientist, successfully injected small amounts of a cowpox virus into a young boy to protect him from the related (and deadly) smallpox virus. But how does this … Continue reading

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The Beauty Of Mathematics (Plus Cake)

You can create some incredibly beautiful images using mathematics. Over at The Guardian, they have a collection of images taken from the book “50 Visions of Mathematics“. These range from fractal images (which are always beautiful), to 3D-printed items, to experiments, … Continue reading

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