Sketch: Playful Maths

  • Chris BuddEmail author


In this sketch, Chris argues that maths is a highly creative subject, whose playfulness can be detected in a vast range of games and pattern spotting. He shows how arcane formulae actually underpin the completion of some of the most mundane daily tasks, such as turning on and off the light. He alludes to the mystery of maths (which some readers may feel better able to unpack than others) and rounds off his defence of maths with the flourish of a magic trick.


Pattern Discovery Magic Creativity of maths 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of BathBathUK

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