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Mathematical Objects: Plate of biscuits with Alison Kiddle

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a plate of biscuits. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Alison Kiddle. What do you notice? What do you wonder?

Alison’s Noticing and wondering page.

We also mentioned A Problem Squared Episode 014 = Final Cheese Drama and Quick-Fire-O-Rama.

You can see Peter’s kitchen floor in this tweet.

Plate of biscuits described in the episode in two configurations.
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Mathematical Objects: Spirograph

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Spirograph set. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Katie’s Spirograph GeoGebra file.

Travel Spirograph kit, with blue and red pens
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Mathematical Objects: Balancing bird with Alom Shaha

Mathematical Objects

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.

Paper bird balancing by its beak on a finger.
Photo by Alom Shaha.

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Mathematical Objects: UUID 0412a969-5b27-4c28-9662-85ef2c201e0c

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by UUID 0412a969-5b27-4c28-9662-85ef2c201e0c. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Python commands `import uuid` and `uuid.uuid4()` produces output `UUID('0412a969-5b27-4c28-9662-85ef2c201e0c')`
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Mathematical Objects: Auctioneer’s Hammer with Tim Harford

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by an auctioneer’s hammer. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Tim Harford.

Auctioneer's hammer
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay

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Particularly mathematical Birthday Honours 2021

It’s that time of year when we take a look at the UK Government’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list for any particularly mathematical entries. Here our the selection for this year – any more, let us know in the comments and we’ll add to the list.

Get the full list here.

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