Math Games

The Mathematical Association of America has a monthly column about Math Games which they publish on the internet. I heartily recommend a visit there. The variation is very good and span from discussing 64K intro demos to block sliding puzzles to prime numbers. There are lots of interesting puzzles and links to fun pages. Everything is very accessible. Enjoy!


Sojourner Quote of the Week

Every week I receive Sojourner's weekly newsletter. This week's newsletter featured the following quote which I found rather worrying:
"Three quarters of Americans believe the Bible teaches that 'God helps those who help themselves.' That is, three out of four Americans believe that this uber-American idea, a notion at the core of our current individualist politics and culture, which was in fact uttered by Ben Franklin, actually appears in Holy Scripture. The thing is, not only is Franklin's wisdom not biblical; it's counter-biblical. Few ideas could be further from the gospel message, with its radical summons to love of neighbor."

- Author Bill McKibben, in his Harper's magazine essay, "The Christian Paradox"