Games, fun facts and brainteasers
Test your mathematical vision in the Eyeballing game, solve some problem-pictures here or play some Maths puzzles.
Find out some facts about the number of each day of the month.
Learn how to count up to 10 in 200 languages here.
See and create your own fractals here.
Did you know that numbers could be amicable, evil, happy, hungry, narcissistic and even vampire? Find out how on the Numbers Gossip web-page.
Try the puzzle and time yourself. The image belongs to the a famous mathematician. The first school to find who he is will get a gift! Hints: twitter, salad, Cooking Maths. Quiz setting date, Wednesday, November 24th, at noon.
Write your answer as a comment!
A funny Maths book
Here you can find Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5000 Puzzles, Tricks, and Conundrums (With Answers), published in 1914.
There are 385 photocopied pages of riddles, puzzles, charades, word games etc. to look at. The book is even more enjoyable due to its look.
A big thank-you to our Italian partners for sharing it!
Involuntary Maths fun
Here are two hilarious mistakes in the media. Can you find similar Maths fails around you, in the newspapers, ads etc.? (Photos source)
The buttered cat paradox (from Wikipedia)
The buttered cat paradox is a paradox based on the combination of two ideas:
- Cats always land on their feet.
- Buttered toast always lands buttered side down.
The volume of a cylinder is found by multiplying the number PI by the square of the radius and all this by the height of the cylinder. That is: V= pr2 h.
However, sometimes the formula is much nicer: look at the picture! (images source: Mathspig)
5 times 14 is 25- did you know that?
Arab numbers to Greek numbers
Arab numbers to Latin numners