Always been quite a challenge but a new way has been found to generate random numbers more evenly with less power.]]>

Strange things happen when you look closely at prime numbers...]]>

The more I read about the history of Maths and how the concepts behind our modern day equations were arrived, the more fascinated I become with the subject. Early maths was sometimes seen in the same light as religion or mysticism and I guess to some it still is today. Most people don't like change so when change comes the are opposed to it. Though with maths it's quite easy to...

The histroy of Maths]]>

Almost but not quite zero]]>

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mathematicians-chase-moonshine-s-shadow/]]>

The sequence is as follows

and is created by adding the last 2 digits together to make the next one, starting with either 1 & 1 (or 0 & 1 if...

The Fibonacci sequence and km's to miles conversion]]>

http://i.imgur.com/6y64LBs.jpg]]>

The problem is a puzzle familiar to greengrocers everywhere: what is the best way to stack a collection of spherical objects, such as a display of oranges for sale? In 1611 Johannes Kepler suggested that a pyramid arrangement was the most efficient, but couldn't prove it.

Although it had been considered 99% certain to be correct with a bit of number crunching it's now considered...

Give the man an apple...]]>

The Jacobi method x 200]]>

Maria Gaetana Agnesi was an Italian mathematician and philosopher. She is credited with writing the first book discussing both differential and integral calculus and was an honorary member of the faculty at the University of Bologna. Wikipedia

Google Doodle: Maria Gaetana Agnesi]]>

You may know the probability puzzle where you have 3 cups, 1 of which has a ball under it. Let's call them cups A, B and C. The wisdom says that if you guess (say) cup A and someone turns over cup C to reveal nothing, you are better changing your guess to cup B rather than staying with cup A.

I don't get it.

To my way of thinking, the 3 cups are equally likely to hide the ball. The fact that cup C didn't hide the ball doesn't (to...

Probability - am I wrong?]]>

I did this in school today... I was surprised with how easy it was, considering it's A*-A^ grade...

Maybe its just me?]]>

Computer generate proof that weighs in larger than the whole of Wikipedia!]]>

Everything that is finite you can put a number on. Today's great breakthrough is how many ways you can tie a tie...]]>

But this article wants to prove maths can be funny:

18.) What acceleration did the row boat initially experience in...

A Really easy question of my teacher..]]>

Suppose you think you are being overcharged for a pint of shandy, so you ask for half a pint of bitter and half a pint of lemonade and a pint glass. The barman, however, informs you that it is not their policy to give customers a pint glass when ordering halves. So, you have one half pint...

Bitter shandy question]]>

http://www.cracked.com/article_19623_6-small-math-errors-that-caused-huge-disasters.html]]>

It says something about the distribution of primes and in what sense they are randomly distributed.

Quite something that the well understood paired primes conjectures that have thwarted many...

The Beauty of Bounded Gaps]]>

I mean is there a lottery in the UK with much smaller prizes but your chances of winning are so much higher it's worth it?

Haven't won Euromillions yet! But if post from the Caribbean have!]]>

A single bubble goes pop... Lots of bubbles together, foam, and things get much more complex... But not to complex for maths.]]>

Some nice introductions to complex maths here. ]]>

Presumably manufacturers of spherical objects such as plastic powder balls, round fish bowls, etc. will need to know how

Later we learnt about fractions, 1/2, 1/3, 2/7, etc. These are also called rational numbers. These could be represented as the smaller intervals on a line or ruler, although you would need a different ruler depending on the fraction. For example you need a ruler with with 7...

integers, fractions, irrational numbers, complex numbers ... what else?]]>