Home > Science > Math > Recreations
http://finitegeometry.org/sc/ph/aesthetics.html
In his classic A Mathematician's Apology, G. H. Hardy likened mathematics to poetry and painting. This site elaborates on Hardy's remark with quotations from Stevens, Klee, Fry, and Focillon. Links to related sites are given.
http://cgibin.erols.com/ziring/cgi-bin/spiro.pl/spiro.html
An applet for making spirograph graphs. Includes options for size, color and shape. Allows saving of completed image.
http://www.jaapsch.net/puzzles/square1.htm
Includes description, solutions and other resources on this cube-like puzzle.
http://cryptarithms.awardspace.us/
A large collection of cryptarithms and alphametics, including cryptarithms from the journal Sphinx, a Primer on Cryptarithmetic, books, and links to other collections of alphametics on the Web.
http://www.curiousmath.com/
Include news, math tricks, methods, facts, trivia, mostly posted by users.
http://anduin.eldar.org/~problemi/singmast/material.html
Teaching and recreational items in this personal collection.
http://www.ericweisstein.com/encyclopedias/books/RecreationalMathematics.html
Book list from Eric Weisstein including titles, authors, publishers, prices, page count and some have links to Amazon.com.
http://www.mathpuzzle.com/Fairdice.htm
Includes a complete list of all possible Fair Dice, most of which are not cubes. Includes pictures.
http://famouscurves.awardspace.us/
Visual animations of famous curves.
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Curves/Curves.html
Curves you've heard of and curves you haven't, from Astroid to the Witch of Agnesi.
http://www.cut-the-knot.org/arithmetic/rapid/
Three categories: defensive - know to check an answer, offensive - fast mental calculations, and math magic.
http://www.numericana.com/answer/
Numerous facts including formulas, magic tricks, fallacies and recreations compiled by Dr. Gerard P. Michon.
http://www.ms.uky.edu/~lee/ma502/gardner5/gardner5.html
Rough index to the fifteen books containing Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games articles from Scientific American.
http://www.york.cuny.edu/~malk/tidbits/tidbit-geometric-packing.html
By Joseph Malkevitch: "Given one shape X how and when can one pack identical copies of this shape into another shape Y?"
http://www.inwap.com/pdp10/hbaker/hakmem/hakmem.html
A collection of problems from MIT. Work reported herein was conducted at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology research program.
http://www.johnkerl.org/doc/square-root.html
Provides a method of finding a square root without the use of a calculator.
http://www.mathpuzzle.com/iamond.htm
A page on polyiamond puzzles. Includes many pages on tessellation.
http://www.math.toronto.edu/007/
A newsletter edited by undergraduates of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Toronto. Includes some online copies.
http://mathforum.org/algpow/
View this week's algebra problem or those of previous weeks.
http://world.std.com/~reinhold/mathmovies.html
A guide to major motion pictures with scenes of real mathematics.
http://www.cut-the-knot.org/Curriculum/index.shtml#magic
Interactive java puzzles and activities in different mathematical topics.
http://www.andrewlipson.com/mathlego.htm
Designed and built by Andrew Lipson. Images and LDraw files.
http://mathres.kevius.com/problem.html
Mathematics Hots (Problems) by Bruno Kevius
http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/teaching/math-art-arch.shtml
An interdisciplinary course on mathematics in art and architecture.
http://www.mathematik.com/
Individual pages on different topics in Mathematics. Examples : group theory, dynamical systems theory, geometry or number theory.
http://www.mathematische-basteleien.de/
Topics include Flexagon, Soma Cube, Pentominos, Cube-it, Rubik's Cube, Froebel's Star, Tangram, House of Santa Claus, Chronogram, Numeric Palindromes, Latticework of Letters. English/German.
http://home.adelphi.edu/~stemkoski/mathematrix/
Have fun with geometric shapes, fractals, math games, art, humor, quotes, and important constants.
http://www.mathmos.net/
Includes puzzles, jokes, quotations, poetry, and FAQs.
http://www.astrolog.org/labyrnth/algrithm.htm
A short description of mazes and how to create them. Definition of different mazetypes and their algorithms.
http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts/
An archive of interesting math facts for use in the classroom or just for fun. Browse by subject, difficulty, keywords, or try the "random" feature. Based at Harvey Mudd College.
http://www.shyamsundergupta.com/
Features interesting facts about different numbers. Includes favorite related links.
http://gfm.cii.fc.ul.pt/people/jrezende/jr_poliedros-puzzles_en.pdf
This is an article on a set of didactical games edited by the Portuguese Mathematical Society (SPM).
http://www3.sympatico.ca/diharper/
Includes pages on magic squares and polyomino patterns and contains related java applets.
http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/recmath.html
An extensive list of web resources for recreational math.
http://forums.delphiforums.com/recmath/
A forum for posting messages about math recreations. Hosted at Delphi.
http://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/RECMATH/recmath.htm
By Steven Dutch. Symmetry, Crystals, Polyhedra and Tilings; Pythagorean triplets and other things about sums of powers; Geometry Classics.
http://www.novaroma.org/via_romana/numbers.html
Includes a introduction to Roman numerals including a translation of the digits used and a converter which can convert decimal to Roman numerals and vice versa.
http://www.simonsingh.net/
Home of Simon Singh: author, journalist and TV producer, specialising in science and mathematics. Cryptography is one of his specialties, and his site has a lot of educational and fun content about codes and codebreaking.
http://www.skytopia.com/project/magnet/magnet.html
A colourful world built entirely using mathematical atoms and molecules. Pictures and animations demonstrate structures colliding and interacting. Animated GIF demonstrations.
http://www.cut-the-knot.org/arithmetic/rapid/magic.shtml
A collection of card tricks, number guessing games, paper and glue magic, and other math exercises.
http://www.alpertron.com.ar/CUADRO.HTM
Given a m * n rectangle, place all numbers from 1 to mn that minimizes the sum of the products of rows and columns (both in Spanish and English).
http://home.earthlink.net/~jdc24/symmetry.htm
A brief digression into how people perceive symmetrical patterns -- what makes them boring, interesting, or overly intricate
http://finitegeometry.org/sc/16/puzzle/
New version of the classic puzzle using row/column/quadrant permutations to display symmetries of graphic designs. Has link to a site on the underlying mathematics (Diamond Theory).
http://www.worldofnumbers.com/ninedig1.htm
Puzzles and problems connected with numbers using the digits 1-9.
http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/classic/message11825.html
Algorithmic music determined by mathematics and by the musical preferences of a human. General MIDI files.
http://www.gamepuzzles.com/wade.htm
Profile and description of his mathematical games and puzzles.
http://www.scottaaronson.com/writings/bignumbers.html
An essay by Scott Aaronson on the quest for ever-bigger numbers, from exponentials to Busy Beavers.
Home > Science > Math > Recreations
Thanks to DMOZ, which built a great web directory for nearly two decades and freely shared it with the web. About us