8 episodes

Senior Lecturer Dr Eugenia Cheng - The Math-ster Chef - has a unique way of explaining mathematical concepts using edible examples. Explore a comestible collection of culinary calculations, including a celebration of Pi (π) day, how to make the perfect cream tea, Battenberg cake, puff pastry and a Möbius strip bagel, all rounded off with the perfect glass of wine. Dr Cheng proves that using food really does make maths more digestible.

Using food to make maths more digestible (HD Version) Sheffield University

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Senior Lecturer Dr Eugenia Cheng - The Math-ster Chef - has a unique way of explaining mathematical concepts using edible examples. Explore a comestible collection of culinary calculations, including a celebration of Pi (π) day, how to make the perfect cream tea, Battenberg cake, puff pastry and a Möbius strip bagel, all rounded off with the perfect glass of wine. Dr Cheng proves that using food really does make maths more digestible.

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    Happy Pi Day! in HD

    Happy Pi Day! in HD

    Dr Eugenia Cheng celebrates pi (π) day with some delightful pie!

    • 4 min
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    The Perfect Way to Share a Cake in HD

    The Perfect Way to Share a Cake in HD

    Dr Eugenia Cheng shows how sibling negotiations and egalitarian sharing can be achieved using the Steinhaus cake cutting problem...

    • 5 min
    • video
    The Perfect Stack of Maltesers in HD

    The Perfect Stack of Maltesers in HD

    Dr Eugenia Cheng show us the well known "sphere packing problem", and in doing so helps us answer the important question - how many Maltesers can you pack in your mouth?

    • 6 min
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    The Perfect Battenberg Cake in HD

    The Perfect Battenberg Cake in HD

    The paradox of turning your mattress over to ensure even wear from your pillow and cooking Battenberg cakes are linked by matrices - find out how.....

    • 6 min
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    The Perfect Puff Pastry in HD

    The Perfect Puff Pastry in HD

    Dr Eugenia Cheng shows how a mathematical progression can transform three sheets of shortcrust into the perfect puff pastry...

    • 5 min
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    The Perfect Cream Tea in HD

    The Perfect Cream Tea in HD

    Mathematical proof that clotted cream is better than whipped cream for putting on those scones....

    • 6 min

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