Category Archives: Math Games

Mathematics and Dance: Enhancing Understanding Through Movement

A guest post by Jenna Jensen: Erik Stern and Karl Schaefer discuss the cross-curricular possibilities with math and the art of movement and dance in their video, Math Dance. I think it is appropriate to ask in what ways can … Continue reading

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Scott Kim: The Power of Puzzle Creation

Guest Author: Hana Lobsinger In his Ted Talk, The Art of Puzzles, puzzle master Scott Kim walks the audience through his career of designing puzzles, displaying his passion and the meaning behind his work. Puzzles can be described in different … Continue reading

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Tupper’s Self-Referential Formula

Thanks to Nelly Cheboi for bringing this formula, and all the accompanying links, to our attention. In his humorous 2015 Numberphile video, Matt Parker discusses a remarkable formula by Jeff Tupper of the University of Toronto whose graph is the letters, numbers, and symbols … Continue reading

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For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.

As the perhaps apocryphal story goes, the title of this piece is a six-word novel written by Ernest Hemingway as part of a bet while at lunch with a group of writers. The idea behind the six-word story, also commonly know as … Continue reading

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Computing π with Billiards (Mathematical Puzzles/Riddles, Part IV)

In honor of this past Monday being Pi day, I thought I would post a special mathematical oddity/riddle related to calculating π. Many of you may be familiar with the famous Buffon’s needle problem, in which π is estimated by … Continue reading

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