I can pinpoint the exact moment it became clear I would study maths at university. Parents’ evening, year 12, I mentioned to my French teacher that I was thinking about a French degree. He looked at me as if I was stupid and said something like “you’re good at French, but you’re GOOD at maths.…

# Mathematical Objects: Ball of wool with Pat Ashforth

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a ball of wool (yarn). Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Pat Ashforth. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | List of episodes

# Podcasting About: Puzzling Maths

In this series of posts, we’ll be featuring mathematical podcasts from all over the internet, by speaking to the creators of the podcast and asking them about what they do. We spoke to Rob Eastaway and Andrew Jeffrey about their new podcast, Puzzling Maths.

# Doughnuts in the Sand

This is a guest post by semi-regular guest author, mathematician-turned-maths-teacher Andrew Stacey. I like having something mathematical to think about for times when I’m, for example, waiting in a queue to get into the supermarket. Annie Perkin’s Math Art Challenge has been a good source of such of late. These are a series of mathematically-inspired…

# Mathematical Objects podcast now on YouTube

For anyone who gets their podcasts through YouTube, and for the attention of anyone who didn’t already know about the Mathematical Objects podcast, we’ve started posting old episodes on the Aperiodical’s YouTube channel, and will do so once a week (10am GMT on Mondays) until we catch up with the current episode. The first episode…

# Spooky 007 date coincidence

John Bibby points out a numeric coincidence – “Sean Connery died on 31/10/20. If you add up all the numbers in the date = 007”. Spooky, huh? I’m hoping you’re asking ‘is that unlikely?’ John asks “How many other dates this year add up to 007? What about in 2021?” This is a fine pen-and-paper…

# Carnival of Maths 187

The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of October, is now online at Aleph James A. The Carnival rounds up maths blog posts from all over the internet, occasionally including some from our own Aperiodical. See ourĀ Carnival of MathematicsĀ page for more information.