What U.S. States and Possessions Taught Me About Recursion

The 8 Possessions of the United States The first thing I learned on Friday was about all of the U.S. possessions. Can you name them all? I could have only named a few, and I would have incorrectly named a couple extra. Here they are in alphabetical order according to their abbreviation. AS: American SamoaFM: … Continue reading What U.S. States and Possessions Taught Me About Recursion

The Magical 1 and 42

I stumbled upon a really cool mathematical anomaly that is easy to understand and can be appreciated by almost anyone. The game begins by starting with any whole number greater than zero. To illustrate, let's choose my birth year of 1977. Now, we will create a sequence from this number in the following way. Add … Continue reading The Magical 1 and 42

Mathematical Scavenger Hunt

Every Fall semester a colleague and myself develop a mathematical scavenger hunt for several competing high schools that come to visit our campus. This year, we chose the story "Ready Player One" as a theme with a final puzzle modeled from The Magical Labyrinth, a 2009¬†award winning game that involves a hidden maze of walls. … Continue reading Mathematical Scavenger Hunt