Pythagorean triples have a long and storied tradition. But what about the near misses? You’d be surprised how much math[s] you can learn by exploring some of the implications and ramifications of what may seem at first no more than a trivial brainteaser Martin Gardner

# Mathematical Objects: Balancing bird with Alom Shaha

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a balancing bird. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Alom Shaha. Alom’s video and template about the balancing bird. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | List of episodes

# A lullaby sequence

My son was born last September. While he doesn’t hate sleep as much as his sister did, he still needs a bit of help to drop off. I’m not at all musically inclined, and I seem unable to remember more than a couple of lines from wordy songs (my version of “Papa’s gonna buy you…

# WhyStartAt.xyz: a collection of ambiguities, inconsistencies and unpleasant conventions in notation

I’m now the owner of WhyStartAt.xyz, thanks to my past self’s successful campaign of Twitter peer pressure against my more recent self. My aim is to collect examples of conventions in mathematical notation that lead to ambiguities, inconsistencies, or just make you feel yucky. This is largely a result of me wishing I had something…

# Carnival of Maths 195

The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of June, is now online at Storm Bear World. 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.

# Carnival of Maths 194

The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, belatedly rounding up blog posts from the month of May, is now online atÂ Walking Randomly. 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.

# Aperiodical News Roundup – June 2021

Here’s a round-up of mathematical things that happened in June, and things you might want to know about that are happening in the future! News News In Brief Fields Medalist Peter Scholze has announced that his Liquid Tensor Experiment, a problem announced six months ago in a blog post that concerns condensed Abelian groups, has…