Tim Lexen has written a series of posts on the topic of Tricurves: Bending the Law of Sines, Combining Tricurves and Phantom Tiling. In this latest post, Tim has been working with our own Katie Steckles to turn Tricurves into real objects to play with. When you discover an interesting mathematical shape or object, there’s a… Read more »

# Nine months of HLF blogging

I’ve now been writing fortnightly blog posts for the Heidelberg Laureate Forum’s Spektrum blog for over nine months. Small trumpet noises! Here’s what I’ve been writing about: Public Key Cryptography (29 January) in which I describe the famous work of HLF regulars Diffie and Hellman A puzzle ‘four’ the new year (11 January) in which… Read more »

# Carnival of Mathematics 166

The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of January, is now online at Math With Bad Drawings.

The Carnival rounds up maths blog posts from all over the internet, including some from our own Aperiodical. See our Carnival of Mathematics page for more information.

# Pringle stack mathematics

Pringles ran a Super Bowl advert. In case you’re looking for ways to give Pringles more money, apparently you can buy several tubes of Pringles and mix the flavours. (Pringles are a type of food. Super Bowl is a kind of sport. None of that matters, what matters is…) The advert shows a man stacking… Read more »

# One Mathematically Gifted and Black person every day this Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the USA, so the website Mathematically Gifted and Black is honouring a different black mathematician each day in February, for the third year.

# I’ve made myself a calculator

For the past couple of weeks at work, I’ve been checking through our computer-based assessments before the students have a go at them. That means I’ve had to do lots and lots of calculations by hand, to confirm the computer’s got the right answer. Well, not quite by hand – I use a calculator for… Read more »

# “Transposition”, a sliding block puzzle by Jacob Siehler

This is just a quick post to tell you about a nice puzzle game I spotted on Mathstodon. It’s called Transposition, and it’s a sliding block puzzle in the vein of the popular game Rush Hour. You’re given a grid that’s almost full of rectangular blocks, and you have to slide them around each other… Read more »