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The maths of the Grime Cube

Not content with already having five cubes named after him, internet maths phenomenon James Grime has now developed a new Rubik’s cube-style puzzle for internet maths joy merchants Maths Gear. I’ve been slightly involved in the development process, so I thought I’d share some of the interesting maths behind it.

Another name for a Rubik’s cube is ‘the Magic Cube’ – and Dr James Grime wondered if you could make a Magic Cube which incorporates its 2D friend, the Magic Square.

Mathematical advent calendar 2016 roundup

There seem to be a bumper list of mathematical advent calendars this year, even though the stellar efforts of Katie and Christian’s Aperiodvent Calendar 2015 aren’t being repeated. There aren’t yet enough for an advent calendar with a different mathematical advent calendar behind each door, so we thought a straight round up was the way to go.

Puzzlebomb – November 2016

Puzzlebomb LogoPuzzlebomb is a monthly puzzle compendium. Issue 59 of Puzzlebomb, for November 2016, can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 59 – November 2016 (printer-friendly version)

The solutions to Issue 59 can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 59 – November 2016 – Solutions

Previous issues of Puzzlebomb, and their solutions, can be found at Puzzlebomb.co.uk.

Puzzlebomb – October 2016

Puzzlebomb Logo

Puzzlebomb is a monthly puzzle compendium. Issue 58 of Puzzlebomb, for October 2016, can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 58 – October 2016 (printer-friendly version)

The solutions to Issue 58 can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Solutions 58 – October 2016 (printer-friendly version)

Previous issues of Puzzlebomb, and their solutions, can be found at Puzzlebomb.co.uk.

Puzzlebomb – September 2016

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Puzzlebomb is a monthly puzzle compendium. Issue 57 of Puzzlebomb, for September 2016, can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 57 – September 2016 (printer-friendly version)

The solutions to Issue 57 can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 57 – Solutions – September 2016 (printer-friendly version)

Previous issues of Puzzlebomb, and their solutions, can be found at Puzzlebomb.co.uk.

Puzzlebomb – August 2016

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Puzzlebomb is a monthly puzzle compendium. Issue 56 of Puzzlebomb, for August 2016, can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 56 – August 2016 (printer-friendly version)

The solutions to Issue 56 can be found here:

Puzzlebomb – Issue 56 – Solutions – August 2016 (printer-friendly version)

Previous issues of Puzzlebomb, and their solutions, can be found at Puzzlebomb.co.uk.

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