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    Lily Serna: the division belle

    Still a shining star in the rarified field of maths entertainment.

    Lily Serna was just five years old when, driving around the city of Jerusalem with her grandfather, she first ran hea...

    Mathematics February 16, 2018
  • The geometry vanishes

    Magicians take advantage of mathematical principles.

    One of the best examples of using maths to create a terrific magic effect can be found in a class of mathemagic and p...

    Mathematics December 7, 2017
  • Maths puzzle will help plan your next party

    How graph theory can help you plan a guest list.

    Mapping connections at your next shindig. Credit: unclibraries_commons Let’s say you’re planning your next party and ...

    Mathematics August 4, 2017
  • Remembering Bill Tutte

    Another brilliant codebreaker from World War II.

    Bill Tutte, the brilliant codebreaker. Newmarket Journal One of the greatest mathematicians and codebreakers of the 2...

    Mathematics May 15, 2017
  • Art inspires the magic Rubik's cube

    Most popular puzzle of 20th century began life as an artwork.

    The joy puzzle lovers derive from solving a good puzzle is matched only by the frustration felt by those of us who ar...

    Mathematics January 27, 2015
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