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### Maths Fun

Games, fun facts and brainteasers
Test your mathematical vision in the Eyeballing game,  solve some problem-pictures here or play some Maths puzzles.
Find out some facts about the number of each day of the month.
Learn how to count up to 10 in 200 languages here.
See and create your own fractals here.

Did you know that numbers could be amicable, evil, happy, hungry, narcissistic and even vampire? Find out how on the Numbers Gossip web-page.

Try the puzzle and time yourself. The image belongs to the a famous mathematician. The first school to find who he is will get a gift! Hints: twitter, salad, Cooking MathsQuiz setting date, Wednesday, November 24th, at noon.
Write your answer as a comment!

A funny Maths  book

Here you can find  Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5000 Puzzles, Tricks, and Conundrums (With Answers), published in 1914.
There are 385 photocopied pages of riddles, puzzles, charades, word games etc. to look at. The book is even more enjoyable due to its look.

A big thank-you to our Italian partners for sharing it!

Involuntary Maths fun
Here are two hilarious mistakes in the media. Can you find similar Maths fails around you, in the newspapers, ads etc.? (Photos source)

The buttered cat paradox (from Wikipedia)
The buttered cat paradox is a paradox based on the  combination of two ideas:
• Cats always land on their feet.
• Buttered toast always lands buttered side down.
The paradox arises when one considers what would happen if one attached a piece of buttered toast (butter side up) to the back of a cat, then dropped the cat from a large height. Some people jokingly maintain that the experiment will produce an anti-gravity effect. They propose that as the cat falls towards the ground, it will slow down and start to rotate, eventually reaching a steady state of hovering a short distance from the ground while rotating at high speed as both the buttered side of the toast and the cat’s feet attempt to land on the ground. A further problem is: what happens if you use margarine?

Tasty formula

The volume of a cylinder is found by multiplying the number PI by the square of the radius and all this by the height of the cylinder. That is: V= pr2 h.
However, sometimes the formula is much nicer: look at the picture! (images source: Mathspig)

5 times 14 is 25- did you know that?

Happy MMXI or ,βια  ! If you want to convert your birthday or another special date to you in ancient greek or ancient latin numbers, try the converters:
Arab numbers to Greek numbers
Arab numbers to Latin numners

#### 14 comments:

1. He is Mandelbrot, a mathematician.

A mum from Greece

2. Great, mum from Greece, you win!
Thanks for your interest and appreciation!
Irina, Bucharest, Romania

3. I can't believe these media mistakes! Are they for real?

4. Hi, I'm Mihai and I realy like this page. I like the buttered cat paradox, it's very funny and interesting too

5. Very beautiful. I like this page . It's very nice. Anna , Bucharest.

6. I like the puzzle from Greece because it's very funny.Congratulations!

7. I actually love the eyeballing game because it learns me how to think and I find it very funny!!!!!!! Ulysses from Greece

8. I'm glad you liked it, Ulysses! Take a look at the Math tricks in the book, too, you might enjoy some of them!

9. I like this page very much because is very funny!!!!!!

10. Maria Christina ChougkaevaMarch 3, 2011 at 2:01 AM

I must say that everything that is on this website is really amazing and interesting.I now I understand that every we use,we see,we do,EVERYTHING has to do with math. :)

11. I must to: say this page is amazing because is a combination of maths and fun.

12. The last thing on this page with greek and latin numbers is fantastic. My birthday year looks so ͵αϡϙθ in greek numbers and so MCMXCIX in ancient latin numbers.

13. Yes,if I want to convert a date in ancient greek or ancient latin numbers I'll certainly enter on this page!Congratulations for this fantastic thing!

14. Maths and fun is the best combination !