(with apologies to Virginia Wolff) A simple, classic puzzle is to give two shapes and ask if there is a way to cut one up so the pieces can be rearranged into the… Continue reading
[Update 18/3/10 The student from my Communicating Maths course who helped out with the stall over the weekend has put his story up on the course’s blog: Maths Students Read the Newspaper .]… Continue reading
As I am staying in south east London at the moment, I am finally getting the chance to use the DLR on a regular basis. The DLR has always been romantic to me,… Continue reading
There is one thing that can improve any talk. From the most brilliant piece of oratory to the dullest seminar. It is not even hard to achieve, and requires very little skill, just… Continue reading
44th Carnival of Mathematics, a feast of maths blog links.
There is a theory that one can have too much freedom, at least in art. With constraints the imagination is forced to work harder, and might achieve an elegance and beauty unobtainable when… Continue reading
Introduction, grand plan, and a logo puzzle.