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Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsWell, that's it! We've finished a good lot of work on symbologies, Roman numerals, ancient Egyptian problems, bar codes. We've learned how to solve cryptarithms, ancient Hindu problems, Alphametics and we've also taken a look at the operators in between the numbers in mathematical expressions. So we've given you quite a nice view of encoding mathematical expressions, and even a small taste of secret codes and secret codings of letters. And now it's time to say goodbye. Thank you for being with me on this course. I hope you've not only learnt a lot, but you've had a lot of fun. I have - and I'll be looking forward to conversing with you.

Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds Feel free to continue the conversation in our social media, and look out for more courses from the Davidson Institute of Science Education, the educational wing of the Weizmann Institute of Science


So! We have reached the end of the course. I would like encourage you to join one of the many groups around the world that are active in recreational math and puzzles. A good place to start is the worldwide celebration of mind activities in honor of the late Martin Gardner. Alexander Bogomolny’s wonderful cut-the-knot website is a wonderful place to learn a vast number of recreational math topics. We have already mentioned Jorge Soares’s cryptarithm site and there are many other wonderful sites as well. There is no place better than Wikipedia and its inner references to start looking around for material on symbologies and barcodes.

We also plan on offering more courses like this on FutureLearn so please, do stay tuned. The Weizmann Institute of Science through its educational arm, the Davidson Institute of Science Education sees as its mission to bring math and science to the public.

Thank you!

Thank you for being with me and enduring the whole course! I would like to encourage you to continue looking for cryptarithm puzzles, start collecting barcode anomalies and find new and exciting number systems. Please let our newly formed community of Future Learn recreational mathematicians stay close and flourish by continuing discussions on social media, using the hashtag #FLmathspuzzles.

Now, it’s time to take the post-course survey. This will help us learn what’s good and, well… not-so good :-) , about the course. It is very important for us to learn how to improve.

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Maths Puzzles: Cryptarithms, Symbologies and Secret Codes

Weizmann Institute of Science