## Infinite Cake Recipe

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

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# Category: Math Tricks

## Infinite Cake Recipe

## Simon Shares his Derivatives Tricks: Visualizing Calculus

## Trig is About Circles

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

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

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

## James Tanton’s Matrix Math

## P-adic System is used in computers!

## Square Roots on Napier’s Checkerboard

## Base 3/2

## Fooling Java

## Some thoughts on the dimensions of polyhedra and polygons: How to make a 3D polygon with no area

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

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

Simon’s really proud of himself for being helpful during The Coding Train’s tutorial recording sessions. He hopes to have converted Dan Shiffman to approach trigonometry as something about circles, not … Continue reading Trig is About Circles

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!

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

Yes, this one is about what Simon learned from James Tanton again. Simon basically spent two months living on Tanton’s websites. He even gave me two colorful lectures on matrix … Continue reading James Tanton’s Matrix Math

Back in October, Simon got fascinated with this weird system called p-adic numbers (where p stands for “prime”). It’s a system in which you can have numbers going infinitely far … Continue reading P-adic System is used in computers!

I’ve figured out how to do square-roots in binary on Napier’s Checkerboard! I’ve learned how to do addition, subtraction, multiplication and division from James Tanton’s vids. I’ve shown how to … Continue reading Square Roots on Napier’s Checkerboard

Simon is simply mesmerized by the founder of the Global Math Project James Tanton. He has watched countless tutorials by Tanton and frequents Tanton’s Exploding Dots website that features a … Continue reading Base 3/2

I wanted to get Java to mix the order of the numbers between -128 and 127. I think there’s no way to do that because the shuffling algorithm would break … Continue reading Fooling Java

A polyhedron is just a bunch of faces connected by edges. All the vertices are closed, so there’re no open bits. So there’s no rule that a polyhedron has to … Continue reading Some thoughts on the dimensions of polyhedra and polygons: How to make a 3D polygon with no area