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# History Mystery

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Here are the names of 30 famous mathematicians given as anagrams with pictures which might help you find the first two.

As a class or club project you might like to find as many of the names as you can. To help you with this search you could use some history of maths websites or library books. From these sources you could also find out when these famous mathematicians lived and what they discovered.

Can you devise a game based on this information? If so do send us the details and we'll publish the rules of your game for others to play.

- YO KAVAK SLAVE
- WONNET
- TRAFEM
- INNESTIE
- STAYGORAPH
- PAY THAI
- DICUEL
- CLASPA
- DECRAMIESH
- ENZO
- ANA RUN JAM
- ZEILBIN
- LERPEK
- ORIEFUR
- INKLE
- AGLERGAN
- CLAPALE
- SCARDEEST
- YECLAY
- OLOBE
- SASUG
- SAILGO
- REELU
- YACHUC
- BELA
- SOPISNO
- SEBLES
- NARCAD
- THE RONE
- BERTHIL

When you think of spies and secret agents, you probably wouldn’t think of mathematics. Some of the most famous code breakers in history have been mathematicians.

This short article gives an outline of the origins of Morse code and its inventor and how the frequency of letters is reflected in the code they were given.