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Mathematical Objects: A deck of Set cards

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a deck of Set cards. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

A deck of Set cards

We mentioned‬ an implementation of Set in Python by Ben Nuttall and a retro NES version by Katie.

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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. Appointed CBE for services to Mathematics.
  • Prof. Abdel Babiker, Professor of Epidemiology & Medical Statistics, UCL. Appointed OBE for services to medical research.
  • Agnes Johnstone, Head of Mathematics, Oban High School. Awarded BEM for services to STEM Education and the community in Oban.

Get the full list here.

Mathematical Objects: Ox Blocks

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by the game Ox Blocks. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Ox Blocks game
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Mathematical Objects: Correntator

Mathematical Objects

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.

Correntator
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#tmwyk: mathematical play and conversations with my kid

Collage of mathematical play

#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 mathematics that we find in the world around him. I’m not trying to teach anything in particular, nor am I trying to limit his interests to what might come up at school.

“Algebra?” said Madam Frout … “But that’s far too difficult for seven-year-olds.”
“Yes but I didn’t tell them that, and so far they haven’t found out,” said Susan.

Thief of Time, Terry Pratchett.

Mathematical Objects: Pseudorhombicuboctahedron

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by the pseudorhombicuboctahedron. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

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