Blog Post #52: Beautiful Little Bird

Dear Readers,

A beautiful little bird (painted by Jagoda, a talented friend of mine) tells me that the fun brainteaser in this blog post could well keep many people and their friends entertained and thinking for a fair wee while! Inspired by today’s date (15.2.19), your challenge is to find the maximum number of consecutive positive whole numbers which, when all added together, produce a total sum of exactly 15219.

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Blog Post #51: Forever Young

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This particular blog post is dedicated not only to my youngest sister (whose birthday is coming the day after tomorrow), but also to Jan & Jenny (friends I’ve met through my new school), and to Isabelle, one of my talented Maths students who also has a flair for Art. Most of all, this post is dedicated to Ronald Gallacher, a really kind friend in Scotland whom I first met way back before and during our teens at high school in Dundee. Continue reading “Blog Post #51: Forever Young”

Blog Post #47: Magical Music

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It’s about 2 years and 3 months since I was a 2x3x3x3-year-old, and tomorrow my little brother also bids farewell to that age, as he then turns 55–but a very youthful one! Our phone conversations cover lots of topics of mutual interest, including our love of music. I will now have frequent fresh musical news to share, thanks to my new job as the Mathematics teacher for the primary, middle and high school students in Musica Mundi School, a stunningly beautiful music school in Waterloo.

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