Category Archives: Fun with Mathematics

The Association of Mathematics Teachers of India

https://www.amtionline.com/book_list

(I found this v nice organization and the list of its v cheap, high quality publications in Math for kids in a blog of Mr. Gaurish Korpal.)

Quite frankly, these mathematics teachers are doing/have done profound service to India’s budding, aspiring generations of child mathematicians!! 🙂 And, also to many parents in India, who mostly (in my personal opinion) think of only law, engineering, and medicine as the only respectable professions…:-( like Professor “Virus” of the famous movie, Three Idiots ! 🙂

Hats off to AMTI !!!

Nalin Pithwa.

Childhood Maths — Gaurish Korpal’s blog

https://gaurish4math.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/childhood-maths-i/

https://gaurish4math.wordpress.com/2017/12/14/childhood-maths-ii/

Inspirational to all kids, and hopefully, educative to Indian parents also, if I may add…

Thanks Mr. Gaurish Korpal.

from Nalin Pithwa.

Math is fun: website

https://colleenyoung.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/math-is-fun/

With thanks and regards to Colleen Young.

Household chores for mathematicians!!! :-)

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/household-chores-for-mathematicians/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciam%2Fmath+%28Topic%3A+Math%29

Thanks to Evelyn Lamb and Scientific American. 🙂

The infinite hotel paradox : due Jeff Dekofsky

This hardcore stuff about “infinity” , quite nicely, explained was pointed out to me by my ISC XII student, Mr. Utkarsh Malhotra! 🙂

 

A test about tests!

“We had to answer all the questions, just “Yes” or “No”.” Fran explained. “The first paper I got only five wrong.”

Ben smiled. “That sounds good. What about the other paper?”

“Tough, but the same number of questions,” the girl replied. “I got just a third of them wrong, so over all I got 75 percent right for the two papers.”

How many questions in each paper?

Cheers,

Nalin Pithwa.

Daddy knows best!

“It’s only teenage infatuation,” Tom declared. “I do like Bob, but he is double your age.”

“Come on, Dad, that’s nothing these days,” Cathy replied. “He doesn’t look it, and anyway three years ago the digits of my age added up to the same as the digits of his age did.”

What they call a non-sequitur? How old was she?

Reference: Entertaining Mathematical Teasers, and how to solve them by J.A.H. Hunter, Dover Publications Inc., New York, available at Amazon India.

Cheers,

Nalin Pithwa.

 

Awesome inspiration for Mathematics !

http://bridgesmathart.org/bridges-2017/

Fun with Math websites: MAA

https://www.maa.org/programs/students/fun-math

cheers to MAA! 🙂

Nalin Pithwa.

Frenchmen and mathematics ! :-) :-) :-)

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you tell to them they translate in their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. — GOETHE.

🙂 🙂 🙂