Mathematics has its lighter side. I believe humans have always thought, puzzled, joked and explored ideas … especially those that are important to them.

Mathematics also provides rich pickings for cartoonists. I decided to feature a cartoon produced by a fellow Australian that ‘went viral’ about ten years ago. Wade Clarke is a Sydney-based musician, visual artist, game author and writer who deserves recognition for his major contribution to mathematical humour!

Let me encourage you to ‘go exploring’ on the Internet and in libraries for mathematical puzzles of the kind listed here. Such things add much to ‘mathematical culture!’

Logic and Lateral Thinking | |

Games and Strategies | |

Parity | |

Chess | |

False Proofs | |

Codes | |

Puzzles and Humour |

I don’t know if you remember me, but you really helped me last year and I just wanted to tell you I came first in my maths half yearly with 100%. A lot of it goes to you. Thanks for your help.

Jashan M (student, 2013)

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