## Advent of Code

Simon’s way to celebrate the holiday season is by taking part in the Advent of Code, a month-long marathon of daily problem solving challenges organized by software engineer Eric Wastl. … Continue reading Advent of Code

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# Category: Math Riddles

## Advent of Code

## Infinite Cake Recipe

## What Geeks Do for Easter Egg Hunt 🥚

## Simon Shares his Derivatives Tricks: Visualizing Calculus

## Easter Eggs Optimization Problem

## Some weekend combinatorics

## Simon and Abhay have made a favorite game rise from the ashes

## The Twelve Days of Christmas: How many Presents in Total?

## Simon’s videos are featured on the Global Math Project website!

## A Beautiful Universe by Professor Cumrun Vafa World Science Scholars Live Session

## How many weeks old are you?

## More Math games on a sheet of paper or on the street, using two pieces of chalk

Simon’s way to celebrate the holiday season is by taking part in the Advent of Code, a month-long marathon of daily problem solving challenges organized by software engineer Eric Wastl. … Continue reading Advent of Code

It was Simon’s birthday yesterday and we whipped together another geeky bake! This time, Simon based his geeky bake on the famous Missing Square Puzzle, involving two arrangements made of … Continue reading Infinite Cake Recipe

Simon has been hiding so-called “easter eggs” on his Discord server, i.e. hidden surprises that can be anything ranging from a character code to a math puzzle, for his friends … Continue reading What Geeks Do for Easter Egg Hunt 🥚

It never seizes to mesmerize me how Simon sees math. So many times has he solved math problems or proved theorems relying on visual, geometric illustrations instead of bluntly applying … Continue reading Simon Shares his Derivatives Tricks: Visualizing Calculus

We’ve calculated the perfect (optimized) combination of biological corn snack (dinos) vs. premium Belgian chocolate eggs. Simon takes it from here: Here’re the assumptions that we used: Both one bag … Continue reading Easter Eggs Optimization Problem

Combinatorics problems (each one builds on the previous one): If there’s a sequence of tasks you need to do, and you know how many ways there are to do each … Continue reading Some weekend combinatorics

My friend Abhay Kashyap and I have recreated the game AddEmUp! It was a flash game, so you can’t play the original any more. Link: https://addemup.abhayandsimon.repl.co After Adobe first deprecated … Continue reading Simon and Abhay have made a favorite game rise from the ashes

I was looking up the lyrics of The Twelve Days of Christmas song (you know, the one that goes “On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to … Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas: How many Presents in Total?

In October, Simon’s videos were featured on the Global Math Project website! The bulk are his latest three videos with detailed proofs of pile-splitting magic: In this video, I will … Continue reading Simon’s videos are featured on the Global Math Project website!

Simon enjoyed the informal interaction during the live session, even though he had been a little critical about the course. He always tunes in better once it gets less formal. … Continue reading A Beautiful Universe by Professor Cumrun Vafa World Science Scholars Live Session

I always have my birthdays on a Saturday, a little girl told us at a playground. We laughed at first. But then we asked ourselves, why are we celebrating how … Continue reading How many weeks old are you?

Here come a few simple but beautiful math games that don’t take much time or preparation. Simon has learned about these from the following great resources, worth checking out: Math … Continue reading More Math games on a sheet of paper or on the street, using two pieces of chalk