by David Shaw, 12 August 2022 | 3 comments

This quiz is for all you maths wizards. Can you maximise your score, or does this quiz have your number?

Continue reading Your number is up! A quick quizby David Shaw, 13 November 2019 | 0 comments

Difficulty: Fun Sienna’s teacher is writing up a wicked problem on the board. First, the teacher writes all the numbers from 1 to 99. Then they erase 10, 20, and all the other numbers that end in 0. “Listen up!” the teacher announces. “I want you to multiply all the numbers on the board.

Continue reading Massive multiplicationCategories:

by David Shaw, 20 February 2019 | 2 comments

Which two whole numbers – without any zeros – multiply together to make 1 000 000?

Continue reading No zerosCategories:

by David Shaw, 18 June 2013 | 0 comments

How did people multiply before calculators were invented? You could try doing it in your head, but you could also use a mechanical calculator, such as this set of Napier’s bones.

Continue reading Napier’s bones