Welcome to mscroggs.co.uk
Who am I?
I am Matthew Scroggs. I like maths.
I have a Master's degree in mathematics from Oxford University and am currently studying for a PhD in Finite Element Methods and Boundary Element Methods at UCL. You can find information about my work and notes for courses I am teaching on the academic page. If you prefer a lighter variety of maths, you can find talks and articles about recreational maths on the recreational page. Between Oxford and UCL, I worked as a maths teacher in a secondary school.
You can regularly find me at London MathsJam. I write the crossnumber (as Humbug), puzzles and articles for Chalkdust Magazine. You will also find me at the next EMF Camp, where I will most likely be talking about recreational maths.
If you would like to reuse any of my content, please get in touch.
This website hosts my blog.
My most recent blog post is Solving the Cross Diagonal Cover Problem.
Most of the posts on the blog are about or involve maths. Highlights of the blog include:
- calculating the cost of filling a World Cup 2014 or a Euro 2016 sticker book
- MENACE: a machine learning robot built from 304 matchboxes
- folding platonic solids from tube maps
- how to make a flexagon (with your pictures on the faces)
If you're not sure where to start, you could try reading a random article.
You will also find Sunday afternoon maths puzzles.
New puzzles are posted (almost) every Sunday, with answers posted on Monday. Some of my favourite puzzles are:
Again, a random puzzle could be a good place to start.
There is other content here too.