## Friday, June 13, 2014

## Sunday, June 1, 2014

## Tuesday, May 20, 2014

## Monday, May 12, 2014

### Forest of Math, Finland!

Besides the legendary Seven Bridges of Königsberg what other sites would qualify as math tourism sites?

Here is one, Forest of Math, Finland!

Twenty years ago, 11,000 people planted 11,000 trees on an artificial mountain near Ylöjärvi, Finland. The trees were planted in a mathematical pattern based on the golden section; in time they will grow into a virgin forest each tree of which has a designated custodian. The trees can change ownership, but they can never be removed from the forest, and the mountain itself can never be owned or sold.

Artist Agnes Denes conceived the project in 1982, and the Finnish government undertook it 10 years later. The site is legally protected for the next 400 years.

### Math quote found in Huffington Post

Mathematics is more about curiosity, logic, patterns and beauty, and also has its share of delicious surprise, wonder, intrigue, paradox, mystery and magic.

## Wednesday, May 7, 2014

## Tuesday, May 6, 2014

### Math lover's garage floor

shared by Ivan Marinović on We Love Maths's facebook wall

Original text : A friend of mine, Zlatko Lobor, also a math teacher, made a new floor in his garage

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### Geometric progression joke

There were two mathematicians, one said "I love geometric progessions whole-heartedly", the other replied "I agree, half-heartedly, quarter-heartedly, one-eighth-heartedly........."

## Sunday, May 4, 2014

## Thursday, May 1, 2014

### Quotes by Warren Buffett on Math

Advice from super-rich investor Warren Buffett referring to financial math wizards: "Beware of geeks bearing formulas."

## Saturday, March 22, 2014

## Wednesday, March 5, 2014

## Sunday, February 23, 2014

### Math Joke - The mathematical job interview

A man wants a job, but the boss won't hire him until he passes a little maths test.

Here is your first question, the boss said.

"Without using numbers, represent the number 9."

"Without numbers?" the man says, "thats easy."

And proceeds to draw three trees.

"What's this?" the boss asks.

"

"Fair enough," says the boss.

"Here's your second question.

Use the same rules, but this time the number is 99."

The man stares into space for a while, then picks up the picture that he has just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree.. "Ere ye go."

The boss scratches his head and says,

"How on earth do you get that to represent 99?"

"

The boss is getting worried that he's going to actually have to hire the guy, so he says,

"All right, last question. Same rules again, but represent the number 100."

The man stares into space some more, then he picks up the picture again and makes a little mark at the base of each tree and says, "Ere ye go. One hundred."

The boss looks at the attempt.

"You must be nuts if you think that represents a hundred!"

The man leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each tree and whispers,

Here is your first question, the boss said.

"Without using numbers, represent the number 9."

"Without numbers?" the man says, "thats easy."

And proceeds to draw three trees.

"What's this?" the boss asks.

"

**Tree and tree, plus tree makes 9**" says the man."Fair enough," says the boss.

"Here's your second question.

Use the same rules, but this time the number is 99."

The man stares into space for a while, then picks up the picture that he has just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree.. "Ere ye go."

The boss scratches his head and says,

"How on earth do you get that to represent 99?"

"

**Each of them trees is dirty now. So, it's dirty tree, and dirty tree, plus dirty tree. Dat makes 99**."The boss is getting worried that he's going to actually have to hire the guy, so he says,

"All right, last question. Same rules again, but represent the number 100."

The man stares into space some more, then he picks up the picture again and makes a little mark at the base of each tree and says, "Ere ye go. One hundred."

The boss looks at the attempt.

"You must be nuts if you think that represents a hundred!"

The man leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each tree and whispers,

**"A little dog came along and pooped by each tree...****"So now you got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree and a turd, which makes ONE HUNDRED!**"*This man is the new supervisor!!!*
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