Here’s the latest (well, almost) news of mathematical and maths-related things that happened in December.

# Review: Math Without Numbers by Milo Beckman

This guest review is written by Sophie Maclean. Math Without Numbers will be released on 7th January. I think it’s safe to say that all fans of The Aperiodical like maths. I would also be confident in saying that there’s a shared feeling of “the more the merrier”, and we want as many people as…

# Particularly mathematical New Years Honours 2021

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. Phillippa Spencer, Senior Principal Statistician, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.…

# James Grime answers your Shakuntala Devi questions

This is a follow-up to James’s FAQ for the 2014 film The Imitation Game. Shakuntala Devi is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language film about Shakuntala Devi, a performer of impressive mental calculations, available now on Amazon Prime.

# Mathematical Objects: Christmas crackers

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a box of Christmas crackers. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. Merry Christmas! Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | List of episodes

# Podcasting about – Women in Math: The Limit Does Not Exist

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 math professor Damien Adams about Women in Math: The Limit Does Not Exist.

# Mobile Numbers: Hitomezashi Stitching

In this series of posts, Katie investigates simple mathematical concepts using the Google Sheets spreadsheet app on her phone. If you have a simple maths trick, pattern or concept you’d like to see illustrated in this series, please get in touch. It’s been a while since we’ve had an entry in this column, but the other day…