There is a guide on university aimed at potential university students by the Independent. This includes an A-Z on careers and the mathematics article has just been released. Apart from the picture (a calculator; a non-scientific one), the article seems quite good. Essentially, maths is a difficult but worth it and has a good range… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 24 – John Sharp, Maths and Art

These are the show notes for episode 24 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast. 24 is the only number that is the product of all the numbers less than its square root. More about 24 from Number Gossip. This week on the podcast we hear from John Sharp of the London Knowledge Lab… Read more »

# Chalk and talk and interactive whiteboards

Last December I gave a talk to the E-Learning in Mathematical Subjects (ELMS) Seminar Series at Nottingham Trent University. This was based on an essay I wrote for my PGCHE on lecture delivery methods. It looks at chalk and talk methods vs. PowerPoint and winds up on some of the things that can be done… Read more »

# The view on careers from a tower overlooking London

I spent the day in London and gave my careers talk at London Metropolitan University. I had to modify this as the first and second year students had a class which started half way through my talk, while the final year students could stay for the whole hour (or hour and 15 as it turned… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 23 – Paul Shepherd, Decimation and Subdivision

These are the show notes for episode 23 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast. Readers of this blog will know I am relieved to have remembered to note that 23 is prime. 23 is an interesting number thanks to the birthday problem: In a group of 23 or more randomly selected people there… Read more »

# Neil Goldwasser on Maths Careers

I am happy to report a friend from university, Neil Goldwasser, who now works as a Dyslexia Support Tutor and Adult Numeracy Tutor for Hertford Regional College, who I featured on Episode 7 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast, has submitted a profile to the Maths Careers website. View Neil Goldwasser’s career profile… Read more »

# Podcast Episode 22: Mike Maher, Transport modelling

These are the show notes for episode 22 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast. 22 is the smallest multidigit number such that the sum of its digits equals the product of its digits. More about 22 from Number Gossip. Recently I visited Scotland and while there I met Mike Maher, Professor of the… Read more »