These are the show notes for episode 52 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. In a non-leap year, the month and day are simultaneously prime a total of 52 times. More about 52 from Number Gossip. This week on the podcast we hear from Jackie Grinsell, Head of Mathematics, Purbrook Park School, Waterlooville…. Read more »

# Reading list for a keen 13 year old mathematician

I was asked a question from a keen 13 year old school student who has been playing around with Pythagorean triples. I asked Twitter for “inspiring reading” for such a student (and @DrLucyRogers & @MEImath retweeted this request). The responses were good and @robbieg8s wrote to ask me to post the list somewhere. Here it… Read more »

# Mathematics Today February 2010: University Liaison Officer’s Report

10 ‘rules’ for a successful Careers Fair for mathematicians So you’re organising a careers fair for mathematics students? Okay, it’s a tall order you’ve set yourself but it can be done! I have attended careers fairs that have worked for mathematics students and those which have not worked as well. I would like to share… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 51 – Sebastien Guenneau, Optical wave guides and applied mathematics research

These are the show notes for episode 51 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 51 is the smallest number which can be written with all the digits from 1 to 5 (without repetition) as a sum of primes: 51 = 2 + 3 + 5 + 41. More about 51 from Number Gossip…. Read more »

# Maths Maps

Over at edte.ch blog, Tom Barrett has been encouraging people to get involved with Maths Maps, a collaborative initative to create classroom resources that you are invited to contribute to. The idea is to put mathematical or numeracy activities and questions into real world maps, for example in the shapes or numbers of objects found… Read more »

# Macro December

The last two blog posts have attempted to catch up this blog on October and November. This post will be an attempt to bring December up to date. I started the month by giving a lecture at Nottingham on subsitution ciphers for the History of maths and x and recording this using the in-room capture… Read more »

# Where I’ve been and what I did there… on a map

At the change of semester, I am again in a brief planning stage (the calm before the storm), trying to work out where to direct my efforts. A major consideration is where I have been. Last time I was in this position, back in September, I wrote a blog post Where I’ve been and what… Read more »