Chess Chess and Mathematics At first glance, these two disciplines may seem unrelated. However, mathematics and chess have a large amount of unexpected connections.

Puzzle Heron’s Shortest Path Problem Which path minimizes the distance needed to get water and then transport it to the green village?

Puzzle This Math Trick Only Works for Everyone at the End of the Year So it’s the perfect way to usher in the new year

Puzzle A Quick Mathematical Puzzle: Calendar Dice What numbers do they need to contain to display all days of the month?

Probability Theory The Two Envelopes Problem or Necktie Paradox Should I switch or should I stay? The Switching Paradox

Analysis The Chessboard Puzzle and the Mathematics of Invariants Here we crack a tricky yet simple problem at the intersection of computer science and mathematics. It also gives a lovely insight into how…

Chess A Fascinating Prisoner’s Puzzle Exploring different approaches to this seemingly impossible problem reveals some interesting connections between various branches of maths

Group Theory The Power of Invariants We can find invariants in many branches of mathematics. Let us try to use the theory of invariants to solve a few popular brainteasers.

Mathematics How to solve the Rubik’s Cube Learn how to solve the “impossible puzzle” in eight simple steps