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Watch populations evolve from simple beginnings, explore stability of patterns and model a computer in one experiment on cellular automata. See even more complex patterns on a computer too!

A game about life.

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Simple algorithms to reveal hidden sequences. Explore what numbers are revealed by applying simple rules and encounter programming concepts like loops.

Simple Algorithms to Reveal Hidden Sequences

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Maths problems involving coloured hats

Maths problems involving coloured hats

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Why are wheels round? How do vending machines identify coins? Explore the answers to these questions by looking at some alternative shapes of constant width, maybe the circle isn't as unique as you first thought.

How do vending machines identify coins?

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Experiment with graphs finding out about what structure we can find in randomness, how to colour maps with few crayons and what shapes you can draw without taking your pen of the paper.

Find out about the mathematics of Graphs.

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Some games really aren't fair. Even if your opponent knows your exact move you can still beat them. Explore some of these games and find out there might not be a sensible best choice.

What's the best option in games of chance?

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How do computers work? This experiment gets you to think like a computer and try and put a selection of numbers into order.

Pretend to be a computer

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This is a series of talks from CBS 2017 and 2018 exploring games we encounter everyday and the mathematics behind them.

Talk from CBS 2017 + 2018

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Turning a hexaflexagon inside out almost seems like magic. Find out what kind of cool patterns emerge as you do it, and then learn the theory of groups hidden inside it.

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Turning a hexaflexagon inside out almost seems like magic. Find out what kind of cool patterns emerge as you do it.