I conducted a mega World Record event at Madurai with the participation of 1,729 students of the Mannar Thirumalai Nayakar college in Madurai making 17,290 individual date-of-birth Magic Squares to the date of birth of the Great Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (22nd December 1887).
This mega World Record event the was certified by Kalam’s World Records based in Chennai.
This is the most fitting tribute to the Great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan on his 135th birth anniversary celebrated worldwide.
Here is a video which covers the event (audio is in native language Tamil though).
Recently I had an opportunity to see a Heptagonal Puzzle done by the Famous Mathematician Henry Dudeney (1847 – 1930).
It is a puzzle with seven sides and each meeting point and the middle of the line are placed with some numbers. The numbers are so arranged that any two numbers on two continuous points and one middle number betwwen them will always give a total of 26.
As a puzzle lover it attracted me to expand this puzzle in a bigger way.
In my first attempt after so many trail and errors I made my first puzzle with numbers 1 to 22 with total of 40
Then I expanded it from 1 to 46 with a total of 82
Now I made a Biggest one successfully with all numbers from 1 to 210 with a total of 369, and it is in a zig zag form with the same concept.
Hope you can enjoy and get some idea and enjoy Maths in a easy way.
Best of luck, kindly go through my website www.jollymaths.com
There are so many other mind boggling games in the Chess Board, other than playing chess.
Some of the puzzles are given below
In a 8 x 8 Chess Board, you can put a maximum of 8 Queens ( each one is to be treated with the power of QUEEN).
One of the position is given below. There are 8 Queens available and check and satisfy by yourself that they are not cutting each other .
Believe. There are 92 different methods available. Try by yourself to find out more methods. Enjoy the new experience
64 knight(Horse) movement in a chess board. It is one of the hardest puzzles that can be solved by the Human Brain.
It is very tough to do, but it is possible.
Draw a 8 x 8 squares in a paper with Ballpoint pen and start writing 1,2,3 etc with a pencil. Start number one anywhere and continue the next number in a knight move method, till you are reaching 64.
See the magical thing in the picture given below. In the outer ring all the diagonally opposite numbers are having a difference of 6. Also in the second inner ring also the diagonally opposite numbers are giving a difference of 6 excepting 10 and 64
Some of my students ( Eighth Standard – 13 years) in Madurai have done more than 10 different methods. You can find infinite ways of doing this. Best wishes.
FIRST ROW PIECES PROBLEM
There are eight pieces available in the first row of the Chess Board.
They are One King, One Queen, two Bishop (camel) and two Knight (Horse) and two Rook (Elephant).
With these Eight pieces, when placed in some proper positions, they will guard all the sixty four squares with their own power. Please check and satisfy by yourself.
Once again, there are so many different methods available. Try to do it more and more methods
64 King move in a chess Board and 8 x 8 Magic square
In the following chess board, one King starts from number one and make 64 moves and completes his journey without any break.
Finally, if you add the numbers it will give a total of 260 in all vertical, Horizontal and both diagonals. Yes. It is a 8 x 8 Magic square also.