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Mathematical Objects: Ball of wool with Pat Ashforth

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a ball of wool (yarn). Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Pat Ashforth.

ball of wool and small knitted square

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Spooky 007 date coincidence

Image: 007.com

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 activity (or for thinking about in the shower, as I tried this morning), but also a nice little brute-force coding exercise.

Mathematical Objects: Lottery machine

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a lottery machine. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

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Mathematical Objects: Klein bottle with Matthew Scroggs

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Klein bottle and Mathsteroids. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Matthew Scroggs.

Play Mathsteriods!

glass Klein bottle
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Mathematical Objects: A hat

Mathematical Objects

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

A red hat and a blue hat
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Mathematical Objects: Hundred square with Susan Okereke

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics and education inspired by a hundred square. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Susan Okereke.

In the episode, we mentioned the original Prime Climb colouring sheet and Peter’s Prime Climb colouring sheet on GitHub as drawing-primes.

Grid of numbers 1 to 100
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