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<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>
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<b>2014</b>
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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>
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<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 Möbius
(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>
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<b>2012</b>
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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>
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<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>
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<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>
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<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 π = 3! (16 March 2009)
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00101100 Squaring the Southern Star (9 March 2009)
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00101011 The pleasure and pain of √2 (2 March 2009)
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<br>
<b>2008</b>
<br>
00101010 There's a bear in there (1 December 2008)
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00101001 The Age Maths Challenge (24 November 2008)
<br>
00101000 Potter fans crack the code (3 November 2008)
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00100111 In the arms and legs race it's all about the numbers (27 October 2008)
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00100110 Numbers give the game away (20 October 2008)
<br>
00100101 Dividing and conquering (13 October 2008)
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00100100 Stars make Madrid Olympiad count (6 October 2008)
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00100011 Arms race escalates (15 September 2008)
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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)
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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)
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00011011 What's that about square pegs and round holes? (23 June 2008)
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00011010 Mathematical matchmaking (16 June 2008)
<br>
00011001 Excavating a mathematical museum piece (2 June 2008)
<br>
00011000 Chasing down infinity (26 May 2008)
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00010111 Living in the zone (19 May 2008)
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00010110 Fastest path not always the shortest (12 May 2008)
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00010101 Up and down like a daisy (28 April 2008)
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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)
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00001110 Solving Puzzles over a Cup of Coffee (11 February 2008)
<br>
00001101 Winning formula but is it cricket? (4 February 2008)
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<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)
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00000011 Too hot, too cold, just right (6 August 2007)
<br>
00000010 A square full of triangles (30 July 2007)
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00000001 Pattern Power (16 July 2007)
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