A blog about maths things which interest me.
Saturday, 14 October 2017
Two weeks ago, on Saturday 30 September, two big names in mathematics died. Vladimir Voevodsky, who was only 51, made huge contributions to...
Saturday, 23 September 2017
How I won a jar of sweets
I was the proud winner of the Greenwich University MathSoc "guess how many sweets in the jar" competition at the Welcome Fair thi...
Monday, 12 June 2017
Greenwich Maths Time - a Festival of Mathematics
Since it's only two weeks until the IMA Festival of Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Greenwich, which I am helping...
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
A Champions League Mathematical curiosity
(Apologies for any reader who doesn't share my interest in football. You don't have to read on.) When I'm fed up marking, lik...
Monday, 1 May 2017
Something I'd forgotten
One of my parents daily rituals was to change the date on a device on top of the bureau which displayed the day, date and month. My equival...
Saturday, 1 April 2017
How to use number theory to help bus travellers
Living in London, I use buses a lot. Each day I catch a 180 or 199, ignoring the 188, 286 and others whcih don't take me home. I have ...
Sunday, 12 March 2017
Puzzles from my grandmother
I have been reading the autobiography of one of my heroes - the great popular mathematics writer, Martin Gardner, who along with my school m...
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