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Syllabus
Why don't perpetual motion machines ever work?  Netta Schramm.
Where do math symbols come from?  John David Walters.
What's the fastest way to alphabetize your bookshelf?  Chand John.
Why do airlines sell too many tickets?  Nina Klietsch.
What's the difference between accuracy and precision?  Matt Anticole.
How high can you count on your fingers? (Spoiler: much higher than 10)  James Tanton.
The unexpected math behind Van Gogh's "Starry Night"  Natalya St. Clair.
The Infinite Hotel Paradox  Jeff Dekofsky.
Can you solve the bridge riddle?  Alex Gendler.
Can you solve the prisoner hat riddle?  Alex Gendler.
Can you solve "Einstein’s Riddle"?  Dan Van der Vieren.
Can you solve the temple riddle?  Dennis E. Shasha.
Can you solve the three gods riddle?  Alex Gendler.
Can you solve the locker riddle?  Lisa Winer.
Can you solve the passcode riddle?  Ganesh Pai.
Can you solve the prisoner boxes riddle?  Yossi Elran.
Can you solve the frog riddle?  Derek Abbott.
Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle?  Jennifer Lu.
Can you solve the control room riddle?  Dennis Shasha.
Can you solve the virus riddle?  Lisa Winer.
Can you solve the airplane riddle?  Judd A. Schorr.
Why do competitors open their stores next to one another?  Jac de Haan.
Can you solve the river crossing riddle?  Lisa Winer.
Can you solve the pirate riddle?  Alex Gendler.
Exponential Growth: How Folding Paper Can Get You to the Moon.
Can you solve the fish riddle?  Steve Wyborney.
Can you solve the egg drop riddle?  Yossi Elran.
Exploring other dimensions  Alex Rosenthal and George Zaidan.
Why do honeybees love hexagons?  Zack Patterson and Andy Peterson.
What is Zeno's Dichotomy Paradox?  Colm Kelleher.
The mathematical secrets of Pascal’s triangle  Wajdi Mohamed Ratemi.
Is math discovered or invented?  Jeff Dekofsky.
Can you solve the dark coin riddle?  Lisa Winer.
Group theory 101: How to play a Rubik’s Cube like a piano  Michael Staff.
How to defeat a dragon with math  Garth Sundem.
Check your intuition: The birthday problem  David Knuffke.
One is one ... or is it?.
The last banana: A thought experiment in probability  Leonardo Barichello.
How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?  Yannay Khaikin.
Inside OKCupid: The math of online dating  Christian Rudder.
What's an algorithm?  David J. Malan.
Can you solve the seven planets riddle?  Edwin F. Meyer.
A brief history of banned numbers  Alessandra King.
The math behind Michael Jordan’s legendary hang time  Andy Peterson and Zack Patterson.
The origin of countless conspiracy theories  PatrickJMT.
How many ways are there to prove the Pythagorean theorem?  Betty Fei.
The infinite life of pi  Reynaldo Lopes.
How to spot a misleading graph  Lea Gaslowitz.
A clever way to estimate enormous numbers  Michael Mitchell.
Why do people get so anxious about math?  Orly Rubinsten.
The case of the missing fractals  Alex Rosenthal and George Zaidan.
What happens if you guess  Leigh Nataro.
Making sense of irrational numbers  Ganesh Pai.
How the Königsberg bridge problem changed mathematics  Dan Van der Vieren.
Pizza physics (New Yorkstyle)  Colm Kelleher.
The beauty of data visualization  David McCandless.
Did Shakespeare write his plays?  Natalya St. Clair and Aaron Williams.
The mathematics of sidewalk illusions  Fumiko Futamura.
Why are manhole covers round?  Marc Chamberland.
Can you find the next number in this sequence?  Alex Gendler.
What is a vector?  David Huynh.
A brief history of numerical systems  Alessandra King.
The coin flip conundrum  PoShen Loh.
The mighty mathematics of the lever  Andy Peterson and Zack Patterson.
What in the world is topological quantum matter?  Fan Zhang.
An introduction to mathematical theorems  Scott Kennedy.
How algorithms shape our world  Kevin Slavin.
How to visualize one part per million  Kim Preshoff + The TEDEd Community.
How does math guide our ships at sea?  George Christoph.
How to organize, add and multiply matrices  Bill Shillito.
The time value of money  German Nande.
A trip through space to calculate distance  Heather Tunnell.
Euclid's puzzling parallel postulate  Jeff Dekofsky.
Math class needs a makeover  Dan Meyer.
Gridiron physics: Scalars and vectors  Michelle Buchanan.
Why can't you divide by zero?  TEDEd.
The beautiful math of coral  Margaret Wertheim.
Fractals and the art of roughness  Benoit Mandelbrot.
Symmetry, reality's riddle  Marcus du Sautoy.
Building unimaginable shapes  Michael Hansmeyer.
Can you solve the Mondrian squares riddle?  Gordon Hamilton.
How exactly does binary code work?  José Américo N L F de Freitas.
Can you solve the Leonardo da Vinci riddle?  Tanya Khovanova.
The greatest mathematician that never lived  Pratik Aghor.
The satisfying math of folding origami  Evan Zodl.
The paradox at the heart of mathematics: Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem  Marcus du Sautoy.
The method that can "prove" almost anything  James A. Smith.
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