## Solving cryptograms in 10 simple steps

X NDPZ FSY’Z RBYZ ZS IA ZLAKA RLAY XZ LBMMAYP. Can you decode it? If not, let’s go through some general strategies that will help ðŸ˜€ 1. Words with one letter are either “A” or “I”. 2. A very frequent 3-letter word is “THE”. 3. There is an apostrophe then the letter after it is …

## Eyeball math game

Apparently I’m pretty bad at using my eyes. You can try out this game at http://woodgears.ca/eyeball/index.html

## First Annual Special Mathlympics to be hosted by Canada in 2012

What is it?Special Mathlympics is an annual event with the main goal of stimulating interest and igniting passion in mathematics! Who can participate?The competition is open to people of all ages who are special (in the sense that they are mathematically challenged). When/where is it?On March 14th, 2010, the very first Special Mathlympics will take …

## A couple of math jokes

Practically every joke has a bar: The number twelve goes into a bar.. and he asks the server for a pint of beer. “Sorry, I can’t serve you,” says the server. “Why the heck not?!” asks the number twelve! “You’re under 18,” replies the server. Another one which may make sense to some mathematicians:– Several …

## Wolfram Alpha Homework Day

Wolfram|Alpha homework day is TODAY! Go check it out at their site. Throughout Homework Day, Stephen Wolfram and rest of the team will answer tough questions and highlight some of the creative submissions from students (and teachers). You can send them questions throughout the day (and could be eligible for prizes). It lasts from noon …

## Guide to writing a math proof

Need help writing a proof? Need to give your ‘kids’ some guidelines? Then check out: How to write proofs: a quick guide Written by Eugenia Cheng, who is at the University of Chicago. In it you will find: 1 What does a proof look like?2 Why is writing a proof hard?3 What sort of things …

FailAds.com is a site that has some funny pictures of advertisements. This particular one is someone looking for a math tudor: You can visit their site for a collection of other epic fail ads, funny pictures of Engrish, pwned, Tshirts, signs, magazine ads, instructions, packaging and lots more.

## Tower Stack game strategy (aka tower bricks, tower blocks)

Hey guys, there is this game called “Tower Stack” or “Tower Bricks” or “Tower Blocks” (among other names) and you can play it on Facebook, or MindJolt Games, or Brothersoft Games (etc). Here is a screenshot to show what I am talking about: What you have to do is: – build tower as tall as …