Nope. It’s Sunday morning and I’m off to the learn how to be a human lightning calculator.
Melbourne Museum, in conjunction with the Mathematical Association of Victoria, are conducting a monthly series of free lectures by the Maths Masters, a pair of gambolling mathematicians who aim to show kids and adults alike that maths can be fun. So the packed multi-age turnout spent the hour with Dr Burkard Polster, an engaging and slightly giggly mathematician with a Dr Evil accent, to learn all sorts of mathematical tricks.
Multiply by 11! Calculate the original square root! Name the day of the week of any date! Easy peasy. Impressed?