Happy Puzzlers

MATHS 4 FUN   had a record turn out for our June meeting when sixteen of us laughed and chortled our way through logic puzzles, codewords, sudoku, kakuro and pig problems. Summer hols and more puzzles now beckon.

We will have a break in July and August and meet again on Wednesday 4th September.

By popular request, the answer to the problem on the right is 38

This went viral on facebook last year and is still going round.

Note: the clocks change, the bananas change and the shapes also change. Don’t forget BODMAS.

More info from Wanda Leach

284 8454 or wleach099@gmail.com

Thank you for your wonderful support

Thank you again to all our members who so generously sponsored Maria Mullin to run in the London Marathon on 28th April to raise money for Dementia Revolution.

Maria ran the 26 miles in 4 hours 40 minutes, and is pictured with her medal just past the finish line in the Mall.

With the last donations now in, she has raised £3426 including gift aid.

Our U3A members have donated £1140 of this.

Overall, the 1000 people who ran for Dementia Revolution have raised £3 million, which will now be used to fund research into the disease. Thank you all for being part of this effort.

 

Update 25th April £1140

Thank you again to all our members who have so generously sponsored Maria Mullin to run in the London Marathon on 28th April to raise money for Dementia Revolution.

With 3 days to go, you have donated £1140 to fund research to fight this dreadful disease.

She will be running in memory of her grandad George who enjoyed many happy years in our U3A before he died. So far she has raised more than £2500 altogether and after many months of training she will be joining thousands of other runners raising funds for charities. If you want to track her progress online on the day her running number is 56310.

If you would still like to help you can donate online here. For offline donations please see Wanda & Brian Leach.

 

Maths 4 Fun reminder

Please remember we have no meeting in May.

Wednesday 5th June 2.30  –  4.30 at Kensington House

We will continue to look at some fiendish puzzles and find that they are not so scary after all.

It’s easy when you know how!

All welcome.    Entrance £1

More info from Wanda Leach 284 8454 or

wleach099@gmail.com

Maths 4 Fun Wed 3rd April @ 2.30

Strategies for SUDOKU, KAKURO and other fiendish puzzles.

We take a light-hearted look at all the fun stuff they never told you at school!

We meet at Kensington House, Station Road, from 2.30 to 4.30

No stress. Lots of laughs.

All welcome   Entrance £1

Why not come and join us for a fun-filled couple of hours?  More information from Wanda Leach       284 8454  or  wleach099@gmail.com

We are sure you will leave with a smile!

30th March update £960

Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all our members who have so generously sponsored Maria Mullin to run in the London Marathon at the end of April to raise money for Dementia Revolution.

So far you have raised £960 to fund research to help fight this dreadful disease.

She will be running in memory of her grandad George who enjoyed many happy years in our U3A before he died.

If you would still like to help you can donate online here. For offline donations please see Wanda & Brian Leach at Tuesday coffee mornings.

12th March update £818

Thank you again to all our members who have so generously sponsored Maria Mullin to run in the London Marathon in April to raise money for Dementia Revolution.

So far you have raised £818 to help fund research to fight this dreadful disease.

She will be running in memory of her grandad George who enjoyed many happy years in our U3A before he died.

If you would still like to help you can donate online here. For offline donations please see Wanda & Brian Leach at Tuesday coffee mornings.

Around the world in Maths 4 Fun

We had a very enjoyable afternoon today discovering links between Newcastle and Valencia, Madrid and New York, Tokyo and Adelaide, and Montevideo and Cape Town.

Our voyage around Latitude and Longitude revived some long forgotten facts about circles and angles, and having tackled time zones and the International Date Line, we think we now all know our place in the world.

We welcomed some new members, and started with warm-up ice-breakers such as:
A family gathering had a mother, father, daughter, son, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, brother, sister and cousin. If there were only 4 people there, who were they?

If you can’t work it out, ask one of the maths group or come along and join us next time, Wednesday 3rd April at Kensington House at 2.30 when we will be looking at Strategies for Sudoku, Kakuro and other fiendish puzzles.

5th March update £713

Thank you to all members who have sponsored Maria Mullin to run in the London Marathon in April to raise money for Dementia Revolution.

So far you have raised £713 to help fight this dreadful disease.

She will be running in memory of her grandad George who was a member of our U3A for many years before he died.

If you would still like to help you can donate online here. For offline donations please see Wanda & Brian Leach at Tuesday coffee mornings.