**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 Maths.

**Quiz 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.
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**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= pr

^{2}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

He is Mandelbrot, a mathematician.

ReplyDeleteA mum from Greece

Great, mum from Greece, you win!

ReplyDeleteThanks for your interest and appreciation!

Irina, Bucharest, Romania

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

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

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

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

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

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

ReplyDeleteI like this page very much because is very funny!!!!!!

ReplyDeleteI 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. :)

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

ReplyDeleteThe 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.

ReplyDeleteYes,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!

ReplyDeleteMaths and fun is the best combination !

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