## Tangram Puzzle

Puzzles are an excellent way to develop your problem solving skills and have fun at the same time. The Tangram Puzzle is a classic puzzle from China which involves rearranging 7 pieces...

## Python Challenge – 7 Puzzle

Here’s a fun little puzzle for you, which lends itself well to a Python coding solution. Find a two-digit positive integer that becomes 7 times smaller when its leftmost digit is removed....

## The Collatz Conjecture with Python

The Collatz Conjecture is an unsolved problem in Mathematics which lends itself nicely to exploration with Python. The idea is simple: Pick a positive whole number. If it’s odd, multiply it by...

## Conditional Probability with Python

In this post we are going to explore conditional probability with Python. Here’s a fun and potentially tricksome question about probabilities: In a family with two children, what is the probability that,...

## Coins on a Star Puzzle with p5.js

Here’s a fun puzzle for you, which I have implemented online using the fantastic p5.js library for creative coding. The goal is to place as many coins on the board as possible...

## Algorithmic Thinking with Python part 3 – Divide and Conquer Strategy

Divide and Conquer is a very powerful technique for solving computational problems. In the last article in this series, we looked at decrease and conquer, which is included by some authors under...