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|
|Puzzles and Humour|
I was taught a different method for calculating square roots in middle school, but I forgot it soon after! Your method looks easier. Thanks for the helpful vid! 🙂
Theophilosxxv (on a CCM YouTube video about How to Approximate the Square Root of a Number by Hand)
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