A while ago I wrote an article based on my work in partially-automated assessment. The accepted manuscript I stored in my university’s repository has just lifted its embargo, meaning you can read what I wrote even if you don’t have access to the published version. Thinking about assessment, it seems there are methods that are…

# Aperiodical News Roundup – September 2021

Here’s a collection of some things that have been happening (and will be happening) in maths this month (and next month). Awards The British Society for the History of Mathematics have announced their annual Neil Bibby Awards, which have been awarded to Ciarán Mac an Bhaird and Michael Barany. The award winners receive £400 each,…

# Aperiodical News Roundup – August and half of September 2021

Here’s a round-up of mathematical and maths-adjacent things that happened in the world this month-and-a-half. Mathematical News New record calculation of π – a team in Switzerland have calculated π to a record accuracy of 62.8 trillion digits (that’s around 10 tau trillion – a masterful troll). For more background, read New mathematical record: what’s…

# Carnival of Mathematics 197

The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of August, is now online at Math ∩ Programming. 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.

# Mathematical Objects: A sheep, at least one side of which is black

A conversation about mathematical jokes, humour and folklore inspired by a sheep, at least one side of which is black. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. The jokes sent to Peter on Twitter that we mention can be found in the replies to this tweet. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google…

# Clopen Mic Night – new online maths variety show

The team that brought you the 24 Hour Maths Magic Show last October are at it again, and are planning a semi-regular evening YouTube variety show called Clopen Mic Night, with short segments from a selection of mathematical guests, including comedy, music, demonstrations, magic, puzzles and art, showcasing some top maths communicators and hopefully providing…

# Mathematical Objects: Plate of biscuits with Alison Kiddle

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…