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
Nice little trick for divisibility by 3
Simon learned a new math trick last night called Hundred Board. He came up with two ways to prove why the trick always works:
The above formula allows you to take any number (n) and get it back as a result of many calculations. Simon remembered we had read about it (something like a … Continue reading Recursive Math Tricks
Move three matches and turn the grid below into three identical squares. Another puzzle with the same grid: place six coins in the grid without creating a three in a … Continue reading More puzzles
Simon has developed his version of the Magic Cards, this time in Base 3. He invented this system completely on his own and actually created a program in Processing … Continue reading Magic Cards in Base 3!
Simon showing math magic tricks at Easter celebrations with extended family and Dad’s colleagues: