Sets in Mathematics and in Real Life

A set is a collection of objects with common characteristics.  For instance, a set can be the vowel letters in the English alphabet or the things learned in a course….

How to Use Fingers to Multiply Fast

Do you want to multiply fast without memorizing your multiplication table? If yes, then this post is definitely for you. When I was in Grade school, I was taught a…

The Kaprekar Constant 495

In the previous post, I have mentioned that 2013 is not that special compared to other numbers.  Yes, there numbers that are extremely special and interesting.  One such number is 495….

A happy and a prosperous New Year to all the readers of Mathematical Palette. I’ll start year 2013 with some facts and trivia about — what else — 2013! The…

Light Year and the Speed of Light

You have probably heard the light year in your science class, and your teacher probably told you how far it is. Some of you have probably no idea where did…

Fibonacci Sequence Trivia

The Fibonacci Sequence The Fibonacci sequence is the sequence of integers 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21,…  or  1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, … As…

Luck and Consecutive Dates

Luck, dates, and numbers are the three words that describe the series of numerical dates below.  We are lucky because we are the only generation in this millennium (or century) who…

The Story and Wonders of Pi

We have met the number or the approximation of pi (written as ) in our good old elementary school days. In fact, we have used it a countless number of…

Amazing Facts About Triangles Part 2

In the previous post, we have seen that the orthocenter, circumcenter, and centroid of a triangle lie on the same line. In this post, we celebrate another property of triangles…