A conversation about mathematics inspired by a deck of Set cards. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. We mentioned an implementation of Set in Python by Ben Nuttall and a retro NES version by Katie. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS

# Carnival of Maths 176/177

The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the months of December and January, is now online at Ganit Charcha. 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.

# Particularly mathematical New Years Honours 2020

It’s that time of year when we take a look at the UK Government’s New Years Honours list for any particularly mathematical entries. Here is the selection for this year – any more, let us know in the comments and we’ll add to the list. Prof. Nick Woodhouse, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford.…

# Mathematical Objects: Ox Blocks

A conversation about mathematics inspired by the game Ox Blocks. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS

# Mathematical Objects: Correntator

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Correntator, a mechanical adding machine. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Christian Lawson-Perfect. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS

# #tmwyk: mathematical play and conversations with my kid

#tmwyk is a Twitter hashtag which stands for some approximation of “Talking math(s) with your/young kids”. It is used to share mathematical interactions with children. It is also the subject of my MathsJam talk this weekend. For me, I tend to use #tmwyk to share playful interactions with my son, following his interests and the…

# That which we call an identity

I’m grateful to Jemma Sherwood and Rob Low for reading an early draft of this and for their comments thereon. All opinions are, of course, my own. This post is inspired by something that I see crop up now and again in discussions with other Maths teachers. It usually manifests itself as a rallying cry…