magic names

29 Nov 2014

Here’s a starter inspired by a problem in the excellent Cabinet of Curiosities book by Ian Stewart.


The names of 10 students are displayed around the diagram. Start from ‘Mister Mort’ and move clockwise along one edge for each letter as a name is spelled out. You should finish on that person’s name.

create your own

It’s unlikely that your name is also Mr Mort and that you happen to teach a Michelangelo, so you can create your own version here.

NOTE: The above file is shared on Overleaf and can be edited by anyone, so if the file has been edited and is not usable then there is a read-only version here. You will need to copy the code, create a new paper and paste it into the new document.