The Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci died 500 years ago today, on May 2nd, 1519. He was a painter, sculptor, draughtsman, architect, designer, engineer, inventor, writer, astronomer, musician, mathematician, cartographer, geologist, anatomist, botanist and scientist. You can read about him at Grove Art Online. The article includes some images and links to many more. Credo… Read more Leonardo

# Tag: mathematics

## Mathigon

Mathigon is an interactive online textbook about maths. It covers geometry, algebra, and probability and discrete mathematics. Alex Bellos, whose puzzles were mentioned here last week, says: Rather than just presenting you with information, Mathigon challenges you with problems and allows you to interact with diagrams. It is one of the most accessible and engaging… Read more Mathigon

## Alex Bellos’s Monday puzzles

Every fortnight The Guardian has a mathematical puzzle by Alex Bellos. For example, this is from the puzzle for 31 December 2018: Fill the blanks in the following equation, so that it makes arithmetical sense: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 = 2019 You are allowed to use any of the… Read more Alex Bellos’s Monday puzzles

## Maths help

If your course requires some maths and you need help, try these sites: mathcentre Mathtutor

## Plus magazine

Plus is an online popular mathematics magazine: which aims to introduce readers to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics. A lot of people don’t have a very clear idea what “real” maths consists of, and often they don’t realise how many things they take for granted only work because of a generous helping… Read more Plus magazine