Tag Archives: mathematics

The Relationship Equation – Numberphile

An excellent summary by Numberphile of the Relationship Equation, explained by the lovely Hannah Fry. It’s a way of converting how couples interact with each other into mathematics, and thereby predict whether the couple will stay together in their marriage. All … Continue reading

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Langton’s Ant – Numberphile

I hadn’t heard of Langton’s Ant before, but it’s a fascinating concept, explained by Numberphile. The basic premise behind it is that you have an ant on a blank grid, and if the ant moves off of a light square, the … Continue reading

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20 Mathematicians Who Changed The World

Mathematicians don’t get enough credit for how much they have changed the world. Literally everything we do in the modern world is the result of one mathematician or the other. Over at Business Insider, they have a great list of … Continue reading

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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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