Podcast: Episode 11 – History with Noel-Ann Bradshaw – Euler

These are the show notes for episode 11 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast. All palindromic numbers (that is, numbers that remain the same when their digits are reversed) with an even number of digits are divisible by 11. More about the number 11 from Prime Curios. There is a wealth of information… Read more »

Always carry an emergency Maths Careers postcard

On the way home from my 6 monthly review of the University Liaison Project (sorry? Oh, really well, thanks for asking) I was on the train listening to music through my headphones & tapping away on my laptop. At Leicester or Loughborough two lads got on and sat opposite me. A girl across the aisle… Read more »

Podcast: Episode 10 – Adrian Bowyer (part 2)

These are the show notes for episode 10 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 10 is both a Triangular number and a Tetrahedral number. More about the number 10 from thesaurus.maths.org. Following on from last week, this week on the podcast is the second of two installments from Dr Adrian Bowyer, who talks… Read more »

Maths careers = cool?

You might be interested to see this video from the DCSF Science and Maths Campaign. I am told this is being shown on TV and in cinemas this month. This video from scienceandmaths.netMaths Careers advice: www.mathscareers.org.uk

Podcast: Episode 9 – Adrian Bowyer (part 1)

These are the show notes for episode 9 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 9 is prime and excluding 1, for which the case is trivial, 9 is the smallest number which is equal to the sum of the digits of its square. More about the number 9 from thesaurus.maths.org. This week on… Read more »

Mathematics Today December: University Liaison Officer’s Report

The right lever to move the world The new academic year has brought a mass of activity and potential opportunities. I am keen to spread the IMA message as widely as possible so thoughts turn to how my activities can be distributed to as many students as possible. So it is that I have begun… Read more »

Podcast: Episode 8 – Maths news with Sarah Shepherd

These are the shownotes for episode 8 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. Excluding 1, for which the case is trivial, 8 is the smallest number which is equal to the sum of the digits of its cube. More facts about the number 8 from thesaurus.maths.org. This week is maths news week on… Read more »