Throughout the month of May I’ve been tweeting a mathematical beauty prompt each day. For anyone who meaningfully engages with any one of the prompts I will note their name down in a list, pick out one of the names from a “hat” and then send that person a free copy of my new book. The book delves into the very nature of mathematics and provides a new framework for mathematical beauty through the exploration of interesting mathematical tasks, problems and proofs.
How does one “meaningfully engage” with one of the prompts?
- Go to my twitter handle, @DanielPearcy, and comment directly in twitter.
- Write a comment at the bottom of this page.
- Send me an email at email@example.com
If you fancy a good read during these crazy times – and feel that escaping into a world of mathematical beauty wouldn’t be a bad idea – then you can pick up a copy of the book on amazon (for anyone UK based) or directly on the John Catt publication site (for UK or international orders). The book should be available on kindle in about 2 weeks and will appear on other amazon sites at some point in the future (with everything going on right now, amazon are understandably a little stretched!).
Oh, and if you’re a Year 13 (Grade 12) student who’s looking to study mathematics at university, you may find the book somewhat enlightening before embarking on deeper mathematical study.
Anyhow, hope you enjoy…
Prompt 2: Link
Prompt 4: Link
Prompt 8: Link
Prompt 11: Link
Prompt 13: Link
Prompt 21: Link
Prompt 27: Link
Prompt 30: Link
Prompt 33: Link
Prompt 1: -5, 10100, 26
Good effort Laurence – the first answer is correct.
-5, 2020, 20
Awesome job! You’re name is now in the list Laurence.
Prompt 25: 2sqrt(3), 1/2
Good try Kristine but I’d advise looking at those again. Feel free to send in your strategies and I happy to send a few hints.