## Mathematics is vital!

[This is a painful post to write and probably to read, I attempt to soften the blow by including some geometric construction projects I have been working on!] I write this as a… Continue reading

Vain attempts to construct order

[This is a painful post to write and probably to read, I attempt to soften the blow by including some geometric construction projects I have been working on!] I write this as a… Continue reading

[Update 10/5/10: For a far less back of the envelope calculation, based on a poll including second intention rather than guesswork, you can look at this study from the Electoral Reform Society. They… Continue reading

I take on Doron Zeilberger on laptops and talks

The importance of communication the the future of the LMS and mathematics

The new “Use of Mathematics” A-level has been hotly debated recently. I would like to start by saying that I agree that things need to be done on this topic. There are some… Continue reading

To start with a little housekeeping. I have rather neglected this blog, as the summer science exhibition rather took it out of me. I am also going to retire the unscheduled post tag.… Continue reading

Finally a new mathematics post!. I have been holding out on commenting on the fascinating polymath project for a while, even though it touches on my central topics of maths and communication.… Continue reading

I recently received my copy of the wonderful The Princeton Companion to Mathematics. In the title of this piece, I could not help making the obvious joke, as the editor Tim Gowers also… Continue reading