I have recently become aware of the Carnival of Mathematics, a blog carnival operated by Mike Croucher. A blog carnival is a roaming, regular series of blog posts on a particular topic that points to content on other blogs. In this case, the Carnival of Mathematics website has the following description of the content: Pure… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 53 – Robert Harter – Water waves

These are the show notes for episode 53 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 53 is prime, the smallest multidigit balanced prime: primes which are the averages of their prime neighbours. More about 53 from Number Gossip. Robert Harter talks about his PhD research at the University of Manchester into linear water wave… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 52 – Jackie Grinsell, Mathematics teaching

These are the show notes for episode 52 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. In a non-leap year, the month and day are simultaneously prime a total of 52 times. More about 52 from Number Gossip. This week on the podcast we hear from Jackie Grinsell, Head of Mathematics, Purbrook Park School, Waterlooville…. Read more »

# Reading list for a keen 13 year old mathematician

I was asked a question from a keen 13 year old school student who has been playing around with Pythagorean triples. I asked Twitter for “inspiring reading” for such a student (and @DrLucyRogers & @MEImath retweeted this request). The responses were good and @robbieg8s wrote to ask me to post the list somewhere. Here it… Read more »

# Mathematics Today February 2010: University Liaison Officer’s Report

10 ‘rules’ for a successful Careers Fair for mathematicians So you’re organising a careers fair for mathematics students? Okay, it’s a tall order you’ve set yourself but it can be done! I have attended careers fairs that have worked for mathematics students and those which have not worked as well. I would like to share… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 51 – Sebastien Guenneau, Optical wave guides and applied mathematics research

These are the show notes for episode 51 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 51 is the smallest number which can be written with all the digits from 1 to 5 (without repetition) as a sum of primes: 51 = 2 + 3 + 5 + 41. More about 51 from Number Gossip…. Read more »

# Maths Maps

Over at edte.ch blog, Tom Barrett has been encouraging people to get involved with Maths Maps, a collaborative initative to create classroom resources that you are invited to contribute to. The idea is to put mathematical or numeracy activities and questions into real world maps, for example in the shapes or numbers of objects found… Read more »