Every Wednesday during the 2016 NFL season, Baltimore Ravens guard and MIT PhD student John Urschel presents three new puzzles for the mathematically inclined.
This week, we’re going to deal with a seat assignment problem!
Last week, we had a Christmas themed puzzle. I can’t take credit for it though; it’s just the traveling salesman problem on the dodecahedron.
This week we’re going to have a Christmas puzzle.
Last week, we played around with magic squares.
Last week, we played around with probability and a deck of cards.
This week we’re going to play around with a fun mathematical structure that you may have seen before: Magic squares.
This week we’re having some fun with probability and a deck of playing cards.
Last week's problem was a question that you might encounter in a college-level math class, but by week 12, we can handle it.
Welcome to Week 12 of the Wednesday Morning Math Challenge. This week, we're going to look at one problem -- but it's a hard one.
In week 11, we looked at a scenario that football coaches face all the time: when to go for two.
Welcome to Week 11 of the Wednesday Morning Math Challenge. This week, we’re going to have a little bit of fun with football.
Our answer won't be the answer that an astrophysicist would come up with. But by simplifying the question and using some rough assumptions, we'll get a crude estimate.