This blog has a really interesting assortment of articles on mathematics and programming. You can use the tags to your right to find topics that interest you, or you may want to have a look at

- my Python articles about the core language; or
- the problems I wrote to get your brain working.

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Today I (re)learned Heron's formula to compute the area of a triangle from its three sides.

Can you find the centre of the circle with just five lines?

Can you make the pyramid point the other way by moving only three coins?

Alice and Bob sit across each other, ready for their game of coins. Who will emerge victorious?

You are sunbathing when you decide to go and talk to some friends under a nearby sun umbrella, but first you want to get your feet wet in the water. What is the most efficient way to do this?

I bet you have seen one of those Facebook publications where you have a grid and you have to count the number of squares the grid contains, and then you jump to the comment section and virtually no one agrees on what the correct answer should be... Let's settle this once and for all!

Take out a piece of paper and a pencil, I am going to ask you to write some letters in your sheet of paper and then I am going to challenge you to fold the sheet of paper... with a twist!

This post's format will be a bit different from the usual and the first of a series of posts of this type. In this post, I will state a problem and then present my solution.