A conversation about mathematical jokes, humour and folklore inspired by a sheep, at least one side of which is black. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. The jokes sent to Peter on Twitter that we mention can be found in the replies to this tweet. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google…

# Clopen Mic Night – new online maths variety show

The team that brought you the 24 Hour Maths Magic Show last October are at it again, and are planning a semi-regular evening YouTube variety show called Clopen Mic Night, with short segments from a selection of mathematical guests, including comedy, music, demonstrations, magic, puzzles and art, showcasing some top maths communicators and hopefully providing…

# Mathematical Objects: Plate of biscuits with Alison Kiddle

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a plate of biscuits. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Alison Kiddle. What do you notice? What do you wonder? Alison’s Noticing and wondering page. We also mentioned A Problem Squared Episode 014 = Final Cheese Drama and Quick-Fire-O-Rama. You can see Peter’s kitchen floor…

# Carnival of Mathematics 196

The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of July, is now online at ThatsMaths. The Carnival rounds up maths blog posts from all over the internet, including some from our own Aperiodical. See our Carnival of Mathematics page for more information.

# Aperiodical News Roundup – July 2021

Here’s a round-up of the latest mathematical news from the month of July 2021. Awards The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, SIAM, has announced the winners of its 2021 prizes. Winners include: student paper prizes to Yingjie Be, Michelle Feng and Yuanzhao Zhang; the George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition to Nick Higham; and…

# Mathematical Objects: Spirograph

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Spirograph set. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. Katie’s Spirograph GeoGebra file. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | List of episodes

# The hunt for almost Pythagorean triples

Pythagorean triples have a long and storied tradition. But what about the near misses? You’d be surprised how much math[s] you can learn by exploring some of the implications and ramifications of what may seem at first no more than a trivial brainteaser Martin Gardner