Assuming that you and your opponent play perfectly in Connect Four, dropping your first disc into the middle slot will guarantee that you win Connect Four in as much as 41 moves. Crazy huh!
The centuries-old Person Action Object method improves memorization by converting numbers into mental pictures instead. Watch former memory champ Nelson Dellis explain exactly how to use the PAO system effectively.
Steve Mould discusses shapes and solids of constant width, including the Reuleaux triangle and the UK’s 50p coin.
Hashing Algorithms are used to ensure file authenticity, but how secure are they and why do they keep changing?
Pi, Spigot Algorithms and why The Simpsons is not in Base 8?
Everyone’s heard someone say that they’re “just not a math person.” But don’t believe them… it’s a lie! These people are just lazy and science proves it! Trace Dominguez explains.
Math is logical, functional and just … awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!)
A cyclic number is an integer in which cyclic permutations of the digits are successive multiples of the number. The most widely known is 142857.
We put three calculators through their paces with a series of special tests.
Destin from Smarter Every Day examines the jumping ability of grasshoppers and challenges us all to do a little math.
Do political beliefs affect mathematical ability!?
At the heart of quantum mechanics is a mysterious equation known as the wave function. It helps explain the behavior of elementary particles, but also challenges the notion that there’s only one reality.
Dr James Grime on the Pisano Period – a seemingly strange property of the Fibonacci Sequence.
Why are phone buttons laid out as they are?