Graduate Recruitment Scheme In the previous issue of Mathematics Today I reported some results on the uptake of IMA Prizes. This time I turn my attention to the more general graduate recruitment picture. Each year the IMA sends out Graduate Recruitment packs, essentially a letter of introduction to the IMA and an application form at… Read more »

# Meet the Mathematicians

As part of the BAMC, the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Nottingham held a schools outreach day called “Meet the Mathematicians“. This was a day of talks and a lunchtime session including interesting stalls, examples of mathematics research, a showcase of mathematical puzzles, a maths trail and a prize quiz. As e-learning… Read more »

# Podcast Episode 25: History with Noel-Ann Bradshaw, Fibonacci

These are the show notes for episode 25 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast. 25 is the smallest square that can be written as a sum of 2 squares. More about 25 from Number Gossip. In the regular Maths History series, Noel-Ann Bradshaw of the University of Greenwich and also Meetings Co-ordinator of… Read more »

# Maths at uni in The Indy

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 »