Honoring the centennial of Martin Gardner's birth, the 2014 Celebration of Mind invites you to take part in a Celebration of Mind near you. Continuing through the rest of 2014, Celebrations of Mind are a place to explore, create, and make new discoveries about math, magic, music, puzzles, and unexpected connections.
Celebration of Mind 2014 (promo)
Conference Thinking Games
Yossi Elran says: This is video from our recent National Recreational Math, Puzzles and Games conferences - where a bunch of us posed some
teaser riddles for the upcoming CoM.
Celebrate Pi Day!
In honor of 3/14/15, John Sims and Vi Hart recite the first 170 digits of pi!
It's all part of
31415: The Pi Collection.
Launched in 1988 by Larry Shaw of the Exploratorium, Pi Day has become an international event celebrating math and encouraging the study of pi.
Links to follow:
At G4G: The Level 2 Menger Sponge with Playing Cards by Jim Wilder
Jim Wilder, a teacher in the St. Clair School District (Alabama), shows his fourth-grade class's work on a Menger Sponge project. The students calculated the number of cards required to build a Level Two sponge from playing cards, and solved many problems in the building process.
At G4G: Making a Binary Computer with 10,000 Dominoes by Matt Parker
Computer science like you've never seen it before: Matt Parker and his team of Domino Computer Builders set up falling dominoes in increasingly complex circuits, culminating in a 10,000-domino "computer." As happens elsewhere in circuit design, things don't always go according to plan.