One day in February 2014, I was fortunate enough to battle through London during a Tube strike to attend a reception at the House of Commons for MathsWorldUK – an initiative then just two years in development which aimed “to establish a national Mathematics Exploratorium in the United Kingdom … an interactive centre full of…

# Review: Maths Tricks to Blow Your Mind

The chances are, dear Aperiodical reader, that you’re familiar with the following chain of emotions while browsing Facebook: Oo! A notification! Oo! A message from Aunty Jean, I’ve not heard from them in ages! Oh. It’s one of those.

# Carnival of Mathematics 198

The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of August, is now online at Comfortably Numbered. The Carnival rounds up maths blog posts from all over the internet, including some from our own Aperiodical. See our Carnival of Mathematics page for more information.

# Partially-automated individualised assessment of higher education mathematics

A while ago I wrote an article based on my work in partially-automated assessment. The accepted manuscript I stored in my university’s repository has just lifted its embargo, meaning you can read what I wrote even if you don’t have access to the published version. Thinking about assessment, it seems there are methods that are…

# Aperiodical News Roundup – September 2021

Here’s a collection of some things that have been happening (and will be happening) in maths this month (and next month). Awards The British Society for the History of Mathematics have announced their annual Neil Bibby Awards, which have been awarded to Ciarán Mac an Bhaird and Michael Barany. The award winners receive £400 each,…

# Aperiodical News Roundup – August and half of September 2021

Here’s a round-up of mathematical and maths-adjacent things that happened in the world this month-and-a-half. Mathematical News New record calculation of π – a team in Switzerland have calculated π to a record accuracy of 62.8 trillion digits (that’s around 10 tau trillion – a masterful troll). For more background, read New mathematical record: what’s…

# Carnival of Mathematics 197

The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of August, is now online at Math ∩ Programming. The Carnival rounds up maths blog posts from all over the internet, including some from our own Aperiodical. See our Carnival of Mathematics page for more information.