<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" target="blank"> <html> <head> <title>Maths Masters Column</title> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="qed1.png" target="blank"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" target="blank"> </head> <body> <p>Back to <a href="http://www.qedcat.com" target="blank">www.qedcat.com.</a> </p> <p><font face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif" target="blank"><img src="column.jpg" width="391" height="196" target="blank"></font></p> <table width="800" border="0" target="blank"> <tr> <td height="473" valign="top" target="blank"> <font face="Verdana" target="blank"> <p>From July 2007 until October 2014 we wrote the <i>Maths Masters</i> column for the education section of Melbourne's <a href="http://www.theage.com.au/education" target="blank">AGE</a> newspaper. This column appeared in print until the end of 2008 and then online. </p> <p>Over the years the ever increasing number of articles meant that the following linked list of titles was becoming less and less useful. Now that the column has ended and we don't have to constantly worry about next week's article, we'll reassess how to best make all this material accessible to our readers. </p> <p>While we are working on this project the maths masters archive will stay offline. </p> <p> <a href="mailto:mathsmasters@qedcat.com" target="blank">Drop us a line</a> if you are looking for anything in particular or if you wish to receive e-mail alerts for new articles, and other QedCat news. </p> <p>(If you are binary challenged click <a href="tempMMindex_decimal.html">here </a>.)</p> <br> <p> <b>2014</b> <br> 11111111 Parabolic playtime (27 October 2014) <br> 11111110 Martin Gardner and Mr Hyde (20 October 2014) <br> 11111101 How to cook a telescope (13 October 2014) <br> 11111100 We have it pegged (6 October 2014) <br> 11111011 The hidden karma of snakes and ladders (15 September 2014) <br> 11111010 Christian's Goldbach's magic sum (8 September 2014) <br> 11111001 The wonderful Function of Michael Deakin (1 September 2014) <br> 11111000 The eternal triangles (25 August 2014) <br> 11110111 Proofs without words (18 August 2014) <br> 11110110 Tickling Orion with a triangle (11 August 2014) <br> 11110101 The statistical problem of greedy pigs (4 August 2014) <br> 11110100 A Penney for your thoughts (28 July 2014) <br> 11110011 The Freddo Frog path to perfection (21 July 2014) <br> 11110010 Escape to our moon planet (14 July 2014) <br> 11110001 The paradox of Australian mathematics education (23 June 2014) <br> 11110000 Just the right level of wine (16 June 2014) <br> 11101111 Socceroos and the group of death (6 June 2014) <br> 11101110 The doodle, the witch and Maria (26 May 2014) <br> 11101101 Mystery of Flight MH370 adds up (19 May 2014) <br> 11101100 Naplan in Kafkaland (9 May 2014) <br> 11101011 Diophantine footy (5 May 2014) <br> 11101010 Calendar kinks (25 April 2014) <br> 11101001 The media lottery (31 March 2014) <br> 11101000 Shadowlands (24 March 2014) <br> 11100111 Squares, triangles and other labour-saving devices (17 March 2014) <br> 11100110 Melbourne's twilight zone (10 March 2014) <br> 11100101 On primes and Pluto (3 March 2014) <br> 11100100 Choc-full of mathematics (23 February 2014) <br> 11100011 Lies, damn lies and YouTube (16 February 2014) <br> 11100010 Clearing a logjam (10 February 2014) <br> 11100001 Methods Acting (3 February 2014) </p> <br> <b>2013</b> <br> 11100000 Maths Masters' summer quiz (9 December 2013) <br> 11011111 Shooting log(fish) in a barrel (2 December 2013) <br> 11011110 Reach for the Skylanders! (25 November 2013) <br> 11011101 Melbourne mathematical model (18 November 2013) <br> 11011100 The root of our problems (11 November 2013) <br> 11011011 Picture perfect (4 November 2013) <br> 11011010 Divide and conquer (28 October 2013) <br> 11011001 Visionary Voronoi (21 October 2013) <br> 11011000 Advances in VCE Mathematics (10 October 2013) <br> 11010111 Educational Barbs (16 September 2013)<br> 11010110 Triangle Surfer Dude (9 September 2013)<br> 11010101 Adventures in MathleticsLand (2 September 2013)<br> 11010100 The maths of planet Mars (26 August 2013)<br> 11010011 The Professor s Beloved Equation (19 August 2013)<br> 11010010 The greatest team of all (12 August 2013)<br> 11010001 One shape to rule them all! (5 August 2013)<br> 11010000 Sneaky square dance (29 July 2013)<br> 11001111 Imagine all the people (22 July 2013)<br> 11001110 The Klein Bottle Beach House (15 July 2013)<br> 11001101 Pitching a ballcurve (24 June 2013)<br> 11001100 Parabolic production line (17 June 2013)<br> 11001011 Fibonacci, Steve Jobs and the Devlin in the details (10 June 2013)<br> 11001010 Demystifying the Mbius (3 June 2013)<br> 11001001 Hatcheting a plan (27 May 2013)<br> 11001000 A very distant twin (20 May 2013)<br> 11000111 NAPLAN, numeracy and nonsense (13 May 2013) <br> 11000110 Tractrix and truck tricks (6 May 2013) <br> 11000101 The magic of the imaginary (29 April 2013) <br> 11000100 Google's amazing mathematical doodle (22 April 2013) <br> 11000011 Pascal's shell game (18 April 2013) <br> 11000010 The Book of the monk club (25 March 2013) <br> 11000001 Footy's pointless point (18 March 2013) <br> 11000000 Sigh! It's time for Pi (11 March 2013) <br> 10111111 The golden ratio must die! (4 March 2013) <br> 10111110 Hermann the hermit (25 February 2013) <br> 10111101 Times tables, times two (18 February 2013) <br> 10111100 AcCosted at Healesville (11 February 2013) <br> 10111011 Will Rogers, Clever Kiwis and Medical Magic (4 February 2013) </p> <br> <b>2012</b> <br> 10111010 The Maths Masters' Summer Quiz (26 November 2012) <br> 10111001 It's Chris mass time (19 November 2012) <br> 10111000 The fix(ture) is in (12 November 2012) <br> 10110111 Tomfoolery and Gerrymandering (5 November 2012) <br> 10110110 The mathematician who won the War (29 October 2012) <br> 10110101 Boaler? Boaler? (22 October 2012) <br> 10110100 Cordial maths (15 October 2012) <br> 10110011 Movies, mathematics and mulsification (8 October 2012) <br> 10110010 The devil is in the dice (17 September 2012) <br> 10110001 How much is half of a free bet worth? (10 September 2012) <br> 10110000 Numeracy, algebra and the cavern in between (3 September 2012) <br> 10101111 The Playmobil Mystery (27 August 2012) <br> 10101110 The mathematical shapeshifter (20 August 2012) <br> 10101101 Chadstone - The maths fashion capital (13 August 2012) <br> 10101100 Six of one, Babylonian the other (6 August 2012) <br> 10101011 Walk, don't run! (30 July 2012) <br> 10101010 How far is 1500 meters? (23 July 2012) <br> 10101001 Federation Square's hidden gem (16 July 2012) <br> 10101000 Tennis maths, anyone? (25 June 2012) <br> 10100111 A zillion and one things to talk about (18 June 2012) <br> 10100110 Newly done? Bernoulli done! (11 June 2012) <br> 10100101 Seeds of doubt (4 June 2012) <br> 10100100 Breaking all the Rules (28 May 2012) <br> 10100011 There's a fraction too much fiction (21 May 2012) <br> 10100010 We get a Lotto calls (14 May 2012) <br> 10100001 Letter from Germany: There's billions and Billions (7 May 2012) <br> 10100000 Letter from Germany: The eternal grind (30 April 2012) <br> 10011111 There's madness in the Methods (23 April 2012) <br> 10011110 Letter from Germany: Four and twenty birdsblack (26 March 2012) <br> 10011101 The Wonderful Russian Wizard of Oz (19 March 2012) <br> 10011100 Sydney has our tower! (12 March 2012) <br> 10011011 Accentuate the Negative (5 March 2012) <br> 10011010 Multiple problems (27 February 2012) <br> 10011001 Loopy Love (20 February 2012) <br> 10011000 Love and mathematics (13 February 2012) <br> 10010111 Poet of the universe (6 February 2012) <br> </p> <br> <b>2011</b> <br> 10010110 Maths Masters summer quiz (28 November 2011) <br> 10010101 "An infinite nomber of Jewes expelled out of Spaine" (21 November 2011) <br> 10010100 Federation Forensics (14 November 2011) <br> 10010011 There's no e in Euler (7 November 2011) <br> 10010010 Super-duper Sudoku (31 October 2011) <br> 10010001 A Very Peculiar Storey (24 October 2011) <br> 10010000 The Telltale Tiles (17 October 2011) <br> 10001111 Melbourne's catenary chaos (10 October 2011) <br> 10001110 Winning the Lotto by the Melbourne Method (19 September 2011) <br> 10001101 Apples and Oranges (12 September 2011) <br> 10001100 Archimedes' crocodile (5 September 2011) <br> 10001011 Eureka! (29 August 2011) <br> 10001010 Six degrees of mathematician (22 August 2011) <br> 10001001 Parallel lines sometimes meet (15 August 2011) <br> 10001000 Get real (8 August 2011) <br> 10000111 A very strange set of blocks (1 August 2011) <br> 10000110 Sliding downward (25 July 2011) <br> 10000101 Spotting an unfortunate spot (18 July 2011) <br> 10000100 Fractionally Fun (27 June 2011) <br> 10000011 Tut tut (20 June 2011) <br> 10000010 Triple-mirror magic (13 June 2011) <br> 10000001 Monty Hall in One Semi-Easy Lesson (6 June 2011) <br> 10000000 Game, set and maths (30 May 2011) <br> 01111111 A rectangle, some spheres and lots of triangles (23 May 2011) <br> 01111110 Everyone needs a big bouncy ball (16 May 2011) <br> 01111101 The best laid NAPLAN (9 May 2011) <br> 01111100 Will maths kill the rhino? (2 May 2011) <br> 01111011 How fast is your car? (4 April 2011) <br> 01111010 Cool Kepler Cat Cans (28 March 2011) <br> 01111001 Freo, faves and other tipping blunders (21 March 2011) <br> 01111000 Do women have fewer teeth than men? (14 March 2011) <br> 01110111 Pythagoras's Theorem ain't Pythagoras's (7 March 2011) <br> 01110110 Print your own socks (28 February 2011) <br> 01110101 On the (Allan) Borderline of making sense (21 February 2011) <br> 01110100 A Victa-ry for mathematics (14 February 2011) <br> 01110011 The pointy end of pineapple numbers (7 February 2011) </p> <br> <b>2010</b> <br> 01110010 Maths Masters summer quiz (29 November 2010) <br> 01110001 Mysteries of the Mystic Rose (22 November 2010) <br> 01110000 Please say hello to Adelaide and Victoria (15 November 2010) <br> 01101111 The equals of Robert Recorde (8 November 2010) <br> 01101110 So you think you can beat the bookies? (1 November 2010) <br> 01101101 Waiting for the apple to fall (25 October 2010) <br> 01101100 The Singapore Triangle (18 October 2010) <br> 01101011 The Battle of the Dimensions (11 October 2010) <br> 01101010 The incomparable Martin Gardner (4 October 2010) <br> 01101001 AFL Finals - more than a numbers game (13 September 2010) <br> 01101000 Maths Masters under the Scope (6 September 2010) <br> 01100111 Bloody Numb3rs! (30 August 2010) <br> 01100110 A show devoted entirely to numbers (and letters) (23 August 2010) <br> 01100101 Green with envy (16 August 2010) <br> 01100100 Another Century? Hmmph! (9 August 2010) <br> 01100011 Rubik's cube in ten seconds or less (2 August 2010) <br> 01100010 Uncovering Base Motives (26 July 2010) <br> 01100001 Cycling in circles (19 July 2010) <br> 01100000 Which way did Natalie go? (12 July 2010) <br> 01011111 The ball was in AND out? You cannot be serious! (21 June 2010) <br> 01011110 Penalty kicks hinge on net results (14 June 2010) <br> 01011101 How round is your soccer ball? (7 June 2010) <br> 01011100 Mathsmaster Chefs (31 May 2010) <br> 01011011 Theatre of the Surd (24 May 2010) <br> 01011010 Around the World in 80 (plus 129) days (17 May 2010) <br> 01011001 How to beat a chess grandmaster (blindfolded) (10 May 2010) <br> 01011000 Irrational thoughts (1 May 2010) <br> 01010111 Bombs, and a bombed Riewoldt (26 April 2010) <br> 01010110 What are calculators good for, really? (19 April 2010) <br> 01010101 A man with ganas (12 April 2010) <br> 01010100 The times tables they are a-changin' (22 March 2010) <br> 01010011 VicRoads vs. Pi (15 March 2010) <br> 01010010 Some atheist cats (8 March 2010) <br> 01010001 Minister Gillard and the other law of averages (1 March 2010) <br> 01010000 How far is 10,000 metres? (22 February 2010) <br> 01001111 And the winner is ... (15 February 2010)<br> 01001110 The year of the magical dragon (8 February 2010) <br> 01001101 A puzzling Australia Day (1 February 2010) </p> <br> <b>2009</b> <br> 01001100 The Age Maths Challenge 2009 (30 November 2009) <br> 01001011 The super-rigging of poker machines (23 November 2009) <br> 01001010 Even is even and odd is... (16 November 2009)<br> 01001001 Lucky Friday the 13th (9 November 2009) <br> 01001000 A Greek in an Italian restaurant (2 November 2009) <br> 01000111 What is the best way to lace your shoes? (26 October 2009) <br> 01000110 Melbourne Grammar mystery map (19 October 2009) <br> 01000101 How to murder a mathematician (12 October 2009) <br> 01000100 Metric matters? (5 October 2009) <br> 01000011 Do prime ministers share their birthday cake? (14 September 2009) <br> 01000010 Pigeons, socks and hairy cricketers (7 September 2009) <br> 01000001 The Maths Masters' Tour De Victoria (31 August 2009) <br> 01000000 An added dimension to can crunching (24 August 2009) <br> 00111111 Invasion of the pentapeds (17 August 2009) <br> 00111110 A traffic tangle (10 August 2009) <br> 00111101 The Nullarbor Conundrum (3 August 2009) <br> 00111100 The median is the message (27 July 2009)<br> 00111011 Tour de Math (20 July 2009) <br> 00111010 A whole Lotto luck (13 July 2009) <br> 00111001 Victoria - driving to the end (22 June 2009) <br> 00111000 Crunching can numbers (15 June 2009) <br> 00110111 It ain't necessarily improbably so (8 June 2009) <br> 00110110 Every number is special (1 June 2009) <br> 00110101 Word-flower mathematics (25 May 2009) <br> 00110100 The Golden Ratio is somewhat tarnished (18 May 2009) <br> 00110011 Angels and Demons (11 May 2009) <br> 00110010 Hyperbolic league (4 May 2009) <br> 00110001 A bucketful of two-up (27 April 2009) <br> 00110000 Strange moves of a mathematical feast (20 April 2009) <br> 00101111 Teaching an old spiral new tricks (27 March 2009) <br> 00101110 How much is a $100 free bet worth? (23 March 2009) <br> 00101101 &#960; = 3! (16 March 2009) <br> 00101100 Squaring the Southern Star (9 March 2009) <br> 00101011 The pleasure and pain of &#8730;2 (2 March 2009) </p> <br> <b>2008</b> <br> 00101010 There's a bear in there (1 December 2008) <br> 00101001 The Age Maths Challenge (24 November 2008) <br> 00101000 Potter fans crack the code (3 November 2008) <br> 00100111 In the arms and legs race it's all about the numbers (27 October 2008) <br> 00100110 Numbers give the game away (20 October 2008) <br> 00100101 Dividing and conquering (13 October 2008) <br> 00100100 Stars make Madrid Olympiad count (6 October 2008) <br> 00100011 Arms race escalates (15 September 2008) <br> 00100010 Sex, lies and mathematics (1 September 2008) <br> 00100001 Soap provides a clean solution for Olympic pool (25 August 2008) <br> 00100000 Throwing for gold into a stiff headwind (18 August 2008) <br> 00011111 Giving it your best shot (4 August 2008) <br> 00011110 Infinitely and definitely, Terry Tao is prime (28 July 2008) <br> 00011101 A point-to-point to prove on speeding (22 July 2008) <br> 00011100 Why wind is a blow to record seekers (15 July 2008) <br> 00011011 What's that about square pegs and round holes? (23 June 2008) <br> 00011010 Mathematical matchmaking (16 June 2008) <br> 00011001 Excavating a mathematical museum piece (2 June 2008) <br> 00011000 Chasing down infinity (26 May 2008) <br> 00010111 Living in the zone (19 May 2008) <br> 00010110 Fastest path not always the shortest (12 May 2008) <br> 00010101 Up and down like a daisy (28 April 2008) <br> 00010100 Gallons of strife in balancing measures safely (14 April 2008) <br> 00010011 Simpson's paradox makes a donkey of us (7 April 2008) <br> 00010010 How I wish I could calculate pi (17 March 2008) <br> 00010001 Leaping to Conclusions (3 March 2008) <br> 00010000 The Ups and Downs of a Mirror's Magic Reflection (25 February 2008) <br> 00001111 Right on the Money for a Change (18 February 2008) <br> 00001110 Solving Puzzles over a Cup of Coffee (11 February 2008) <br> 00001101 Winning formula but is it cricket? (4 February 2008) <br> </p> <br> <b>2007</b> <br> 00001100 Christmas comes but once, or does it . . . (15 November 2007) <br> 00001011 Scissors cut paper cover rock (5 November 2007) <br> 00001010 Tally up the votes that count (29 October 2007) <br> 00001001 Ringing the changes (15 October 2007) <br> 00001000 Smart money is on the science (8 October 2007) <br> 00000111 Getting lost and found in the Murphy zone (27 September 2007) <br> 00000110 A fair crack of the whip (3 September 2007) <br> 00000101 Sometimes with maths, it is a case of it's all Latin to me (27 August 2007) <br> 00000100 numbers take the law into their own hands (20 August 2007) <br> 00000011 Too hot, too cold, just right (6 August 2007) <br> 00000010 A square full of triangles (30 July 2007) <br> 00000001 Pattern Power (16 July 2007) <br> <p><font face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif" target="blank"><img src="MathsMasters-300x80.jpg" width="300" height="80" target="blank"></font></p> </td> </tr> </table> <p align="center" target="blank">Copyright 2004-&#8734; <img src="qed.jpg" width="47" height="46" target="blank"> All rights reserved. </p>