Articles tagged "Puzzle"
This edition of The Critical Line is all about magic squares. Take on this challenge, brought to you by Dan Mayoh, for your chance to win a $50 Dymocks voucher!
Posted on: March 22, 2017
Welcome back to another year of puzzles and ponderings! In this month’s installment: the Kakeya Needle Problem and Numbered Cones.
Posted on: February 7, 2017
December is upon us, and with that Dan Mayoh has brought us an instalment of the Critical Line that has nothing in particular to do with Christmas. Christmas is for friends and family, but puzzles are for everyone year-round!
Posted on: November 30, 2016
In this month's column of The Critical Line: intelligent sorting, generalised rock paper scissors, and efficiency!
Posted on: October 26, 2016
In the spirit of the recent Rio Olympics, we have an Olympic-themed puzzle for you.
Posted on: September 2, 2016
Welcome to the next instalment of the Critical Line! Continuing with the games theme of his previous blackjack related puzzle, Dan Mayoh turns our attention this time to the game of Mastermind.
Posted on: August 8, 2016
In this month’s mathematical musing: the man who knew infinity, interesting integers, nested radicals, and peculiar processes.
Posted on: June 30, 2016
Oliver Chambers outlines the solutions to his Magic Teller puzzle and announces the winner of the first instalment of The Critical Line series.
Posted on: May 25, 2016
In this second instalment of The Critical Line, puzzle champion Dan Mayoh challenges readers to consider the Collatz Conjecture and solve a Blackjack conundrum.
Posted on: April 21, 2016
Welcome to the first instalment of The Critical Line; the new monthly column dedicated to mathematical musings, transcendental ramblings, statistically independent thought, and most importantly... a plethora of new puzzles.
Posted on: April 6, 2016
Editor Genevieve Hayes bids us 'so long and thanks for all the fish'. Thanks Genevieve for puzzling us all these years and keeping us entertained.
Posted on: December 15, 2015
Editor Genevieve Hayes leaves us to figure out her favourite quote of all time in her penultimate puzzle.
Posted on: November 25, 2015
Editor Genevieve Hayes puzzles us with a crossword of pseudonyms.
Posted on: November 13, 2015
This month’s puzzle is a snake or slitherlink puzzle. For your chance to win a $50 book voucher, solve the 7 x 7 slitherlink.
Posted on: October 16, 2015
Editor Genevieve Hayes a-maze-s us with a new puzzle.
Posted on: September 22, 2015
Editor Genevieve Hayes puzzles us with 35 famous duos.
Posted on: August 22, 2015
Editor Genevieve Hayes challenges us to a puzzling look at the QWERTY keyboard.
Posted on: July 23, 2015
Have you ever become so narrowly focused on one way of solving a problem or task that you are no longer capable of considering any alternative approaches?
Posted on: June 22, 2015
Arun Isaac looks at why one complex and niche logic question from a Singaporean Maths Olympiad was shared and viewed by millions of social media users.
Posted on: June 10, 2015
Move over Sydney. In the battle for the title of Australia’s biggest city, Melbourne is about to knock you from your long-held perch, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics forecasting that Melbourne’s population will outstrip Sydney’s by 2053 (and some people suggesting it will happen much sooner).
Posted on: April 18, 2015