A blog about maths things which interest me.
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...
Monday, 2 January 2017
Why (some) mistakes are interesting
Having recently put up here a couple of posts about mistakes, I feel I should perhaps say why I find (some) mistakes fascinating. As y...
Thursday, 29 December 2016
A curious cat and another curious error
The first mathematics book written in English was the snappily-titled, anonymous An introduction for to lerne to recken with the pen, or wi...
Friday, 2 December 2016
Learning from the audience at my Prisoners' Dilemma talk
Today I had the privilege of taking part in an excellent " Mathematics in Action " day at which around 700 school students heard a...
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
A curious error
One of the happy outcomes from the recent MathsJam conference (See my previous post) was that I was able to get my copies of two recent math...
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
The impossibility of blogging about MathsJam
I thought I would do a blog post on the MathsJam weekend conference which I have just attended. This was two days of short (five-minute max...
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