This is nearly it: the second semi-final of The Big Internet Math-Off, pitting Edmund Harriss against Matt Parker. The rules are the same as always: take a look at both pitches, vote for the bit of maths that made you do the loudest “Aha!”, and if you know any more cool facts about either of… Read more »

# The Big Internet Math-Off Semi-Final 1 – Nira Chamberlain v Zoe Griffiths

This is the penultimate round of the hottest contest of the summer, The Big Internet Math-Off. We’re down to 4 competitors, each raring at the bit to show us more fun maths. In this first semi-final, we’re pitting Nira Chamberlain against Zoe Griffiths. The rules are the same as always: take a look at both… Read more »

# Second place in a single-elimination tournament

I made a silly joke, and it made me think. You may be aware that our own Christian Lawson-Perfect is running the Big Internet Math-Off here at the Aperiodical, a single-elimination tournament with sixteen competitors. I was knocked out in round one by the brilliant Alison Kiddle. I joked that if Alison went on to… Read more »

# The Big Internet Math-Off round 2 – Matt Parker v Jo Morgan

Here’s the second match in round 2 of The Big Internet Math-Off. Today we’re pitting Matt Parker against Jo Morgan. The rules are the same as in round 1: take a look at both pitches, vote for the bit of maths that made you do the loudest “Aha!”, and if you know any more cool… Read more »

# The Big Internet Math-Off Round 2 – Evelyn Lamb v Zoe Griffiths

This is the third match in round 2 of The Big Internet Math-Off. Today we’re pitting Evelyn Lamb against Zoe Griffiths. The rules are the same as in round 1: take a look at both pitches, vote for the bit of maths that made you do the loudest “Aha!”, and if you know any more… Read more »

# The Big Internet Math-Off Round 2 – Paul Taylor v Edmund Harriss

Here’s the second match in round 2 of The Big Internet Math-Off. Today we’re pitting Paul Taylor against Edmund Harriss. The rules are the same as in round 1: take a look at both pitches, vote for the bit of maths that made you do the loudest “Aha!”, and if you know any more cool… Read more »

# The Big Internet Math-Off Round 2 – Nira Chamberlain v Alison Kiddle

It’s the start of round 2 of the Math-Off, and we’ve already seen some excellent maths. 16 competitors are now 8, and they’re fighting for a place in the semi-final. The first round 2 match is between Nira Chamberlain and Alison Kiddle. The rules are still the same: take a look at both pitches, vote… Read more »