Challenging Math Problems

Published by patrick honner on

This is a great collection of fun, rich, and challenging math and physics problems from the Physics Department at Harvard:

There are 90 problems here, all of which were “Problems of the Week.”

Along with some classics like The Counterfeit Coin, The Game Show, and Letters and Envelopes, there are some really interesting and creative problems like finding the moment of inertia of a fractal and measuring the time between simultaneous claps.  Solutions to the problems are all available on the website, as well.

patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York


Robert L. Tuva (@rltuva) · September 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm

This seems a fine resource. There is nothing like abundance of interesting problems. 🙂

I’ll check it more thoroughly tomorrow, just skimmed it for now and at least some physics problems remind me of the ones in a printed collection called Brainteaser Physics I’d like to recommend.

Also I have a web page now, mostly mathematical in nature, so I thought I’d mention that too. Best wishes.

    MrHonner · September 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Thanks, Robert.

    Some cool stuff at your blog. Have you really seen 8,000 movies?

    Though I will say that your blog name, “Meth and Math”, might carry some unwanted connotations.

      Robert L. Tuva (@rltuva) · September 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      No, no. Two thousand at most. I really didn’t watch much before 2008 and since 2010 since I’m keeping the record I’ve seen about a thousand of them movies.

      Did you know meth math was an English phrase? Not the same as M & M though.

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