Thanks to the move to the US, my son has a new piano teacher. He is playing at an advanced level, beyond grade 8 (for the UK audience), with pieces by Bach, Mozart… Continue reading
A twitter discussion this morning with Ian Hopkinson (@smallcasserole) Rory Duncan (@HardyDuncan) and Mary Wombat (@little_mavis), led me to try to formulate what I think about the relationship between education and research. There… Continue reading
Laws of graduate school to help you become a misbehaved top scientist.
If you compare computer skills to literacy are we teaching them just to read when they also need to write?
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
One of my main activities at the moment is making toys and materials for an interactive tilings and geometry exhibit at the this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. The title is above.… Continue reading
[Update 15/1/10: More pictures (in the snow!) now up] [Update 16/3/10: A second sculpture built in Newcastle] [Update 13/5/10: Volcanic background] Can you get children and young people to build mathematical scultptures in… Continue reading