Wrong, But Useful

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In which @icecolbeveridge - Weymouth maths tutor Colin Beveridge in real life - and @reflectivemaths - Cheddar-based teacher Dave Gale - discuss the interesting maths tidbits they've come across in the last few weeks. There's always time for puzzles and - of course - plenty they don't understand.

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Mathematical headaches? Problem solved!
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🇬🇧 English
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2019-03-24 05:53
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2019-03-22 10:00
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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 65

In this month’s Wrong, But Useful, we’re joined by @televisionduck, who is TD Dang in real life. We discuss: Chalkdust Issue 091 Fun spring cover with Harris spiral, Horoscope is back!, New academic webpage checklist (c.f. Colin’s old webpage, @standup...
Colin author
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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 64.md

In this month’s episode of Wrong, But Useful, we’re joined by @DrSmokyFurby and his handler, Belgin Seymenoglu. Apologies for the poor audio quality on this call. Dave’s fault, obviously1 . We discuss: The Talkdust podcast (via Adam Atkinson): Life ins...
Colin author
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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 63

In this month’s installment of Wrong, But Useful, Dave and I are joined by @honeypisquared, who is Lucy Rycroft-Smith in real life. We discuss: Mathematical board games, including The Mind Camel Cup Qwinto Number of the podcast: Lucy doesn’t like numbe...
Colin author
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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 62

In this month’s episode of Wrong, But Useful, we’re joined by @ch_nira, who is Dr Nira Chamberlain in real life – and the World’s Most Interesting Mathematician. Nira is a professional mathematical modeller, president-designate of the IMA, and a visiti...
Colin author
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All The Maths Podcasts

Since @reflectivemaths wasn’t at Big MathsJam and @samuelhansen was, the MathsJam Special is a bit different this year. The post All The Maths Podcasts appeared first on Flying Colours Maths.
Colin author
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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 61

In this month’s episode of Wrong, But Useful, we’re joined by @mscroggs, one of the editors of @chalkdustmag1. Colin has a bug and an article in Chalkdust Matt gives some insights into the editing process at the magazine Number of the podcast: 8 Black ...
Colin author
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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 60

In this month’s episode of Wrong, But Useful, we’re joined by Special Guest Cohost @macaronique, who is Angela Brett in real life. Angela recites her poem They Might Not Be Giants We discuss joy in teaching and learning, and crosswords Number of the po...
Colin author
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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 59

In Episode 59 of Wrong, But Useful, we’re joined by @el_timbre, who is Emma Bell in real life. We discuss: Emma’s Roots column in Chalkdust1 Number of the podcast: 64, because it’s pleasing, and Dave sings the 64 Zoo Lane theme, which is less so. Emma’...
Colin author
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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 58

In this episode of Wrong, But Useful, we are joined by freelance mathematician @becky_k_warren, formerly of NRICH Becky likes sharing maths with people who "don’t like maths" and the #beingmathematical twitter chat Number of the podcast: 157, which is ...
Colin author
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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 57

Owing to a spotty connection, the sound quality is a bit patchy on this one. Apologies. In this month’s installment, we are joined by Belinda Keir. We discuss: Belinda convenes the Sydney MathsJam and is on the committee for the Celebration of Mind Wha...
Colin author
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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 56

In Episode 56 of Wrong, But Useful, we’re joined by @zoelgriffiths (Zoe Griffiths), maths communicator from Think Maths. Zoe had her poem e, to thee, x in @chalkdustmagazine recently, and did a set about misleading statistics at @aeoud (An Evening Of U...
Colin author
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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 55

This month, it’s Gathering4Gardner special, largely recorded in Atlanta with Adam Atkinson and @dragon_dodo. We discuss: Our favourite talks of the event, including: The Juggler Problem The Taxman Problem Ramanujan Sums Optical illusions Doris Schattsc...
Colin author
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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 54

In this month’s installment of Wrong, But Useful, Colin and Dave are joined by mathematical editor and proofreader @samhartburn. We apologise for the sound quality. We’ve done the best we can. Sam enjoys @robeastaway‘s Maths On The Go with her primary-...
Colin author
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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 53

In this month’s episode of Wrong But Useful (#53), brought to you by the power of Lemsip and a day in bed, Colin and Dave are joined by Special Guest Co-Hosts @sean_jamshidi and #NikiWithoutTwitter, who are Sean Jamshidi and Niki Kalaydzhieva from Chal...
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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 52

In this month’s episode of Wrong, But Useful, we are joined by maths communication superhero @stecks, who is Katie Steckles in real life. We discuss: Katie’s numerous and various activities as a maths freelancer, including maths busking and being a mat...
Colin author
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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 51, featuring @suedepom

Sue de Pomerai joins Colin and Dave for this month’s episode of Wrong, But Useful. We discuss: Her work for FMSP and MEI and, previously as a teacher Sue’s alter ego, Ada Lovelace, and getting more young women into maths Colin writes books: he mentions...
Colin author
14.11.2017

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 50

This month’s episode is the 2017 MathsJam special. What we talked about: Some tables Some talks we liked (featuring @reflectivemaths, @ajk_44, @zoelgriffifths (of whom more later), @macaronique, @chalkdustmag, @pecnut, @mscroggs, @televisionduck, Andre...
Colin author
24.10.2017

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 49

In this month’s episode of Wrong, But Useful, Colin and Dave are joined by Special Guest Co-Host @pecnut, who is Adam Townsend in real life. Adam studies the behaviour of sperm in mucus, and chocolate fountains1 – when he’s not editing @chalkdustmag – ...
Colin author
19.09.2017

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 48

In this month's episode of Wrong, But Useful, Colin and Dave are joined by @niveknosdunk, who is Professor Kevin Knudson in real life. Kevin, along with previous Special Guest Co-Host @evelynjlamb, has recently launched a podcast, My Favorite Theorem T...
Colin author
22.08.2017

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 47

In this month's episode of Wrong, But Useful, we are joined by Special Guest Co-Host @jussumchick, who is Jo Sibley in real life. Colin's audio is unusually hissy in this one, which is why it’s a little late; he apologises for both inconveniences. We d...
Colin author
18.07.2017

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 46

In this month's edition of Wrong, But Useful, @reflectivemaths and I are joined by special guest co-host @dragon_dodo, who is Dominika Vasilkova in real life. We discuss: What maths appeals to a physicist. Dominika's number of the podcast: $0.110001000...
Colin author
13.06.2017

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 45

In this episode of Wrong, But Useful1: We're joined by @ajk_44, who is Alison Kiddle from NRICH in real life. We ask Alison: how long has NRICH been going? How do you tell which problems you've covered before? Colin's number of the podcast is 13,532,39...
Colin author
16.05.2017

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 44

In this month's episode of Wrong, But Useful, @reflectivemaths1 and I are joined by consultant and lapsed mathematician @freezingsheep2. We discuss: Mel's career trajectory into'maths-enabled type things that are not actually maths', although she gets ...
Colin author
11.04.2017

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 43

In this month's installment of Wrong, But Useful, our special guest co-host is @mathsjem (Jo Morgan in real life) from the indispensable resourceaholic.com. We start by talking about resourceaholic.com and how Jo manages to fit such a punishing blog sc...
Colin author
14.03.2017

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 42

On this month's episode of Wrong, But Useful, @icecolbeveridge and @reflectivemaths are joined by special guest co-host @christianp. This time, we talk about: Christian, who is involved in @mathsjam and the @aperiodical, and has a number of the podcast...
Colin author
14.02.2017

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 41

This month on Wrong, But Useful, @reflectivemaths and @icecolbeveridge are joined by @evelynjlamb, who is Evelyn Lamb in real life. She writes the Roots Of Unity column for Scientific American. We discuss: How Evelyn got into maths, into writing and in...
Colin author
17.01.2017

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 40

In this episode of Wrong, But Useful: @reflectivemaths and I are joined by special guest co-host Elizabeth A. Williams, who is @realityminus3 in real life (and Zeke, who is Zeke everywhere) Dave picks 367 as number of the episode, as it's the largest n...
Colin author
13.12.2016

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 39

In this month's Christmassy episode of Wrong, But Useful, @reflectivemaths and I discuss: Number of the podcast: 9 Shout outs to: @aap03102 (Chris Smith) for his maths newsletter @mathistopheles (Thomas Oléron Evans) and @fryrsquared (Hannah Fry) for s...
Colin author
21.11.2016

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 38

It’s your annual Wrong But Useful Big MathsJam Special! Recorded live, so the audio is a bit shaky in parts. @icecolbeveridge, @reflectivemaths and @peterrowlett discuss Tantrix with some excited background chatter Colin interviews @teakayb (Tom Briggs...
Colin author
10.10.2016

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 37

In the October episode of Wrong, But Useful, @icecolbeveridge and @reflectivemaths have their habitual chat. Dave insults mechanics, then gets stroppy about Colin insulting stats The number of the podcast is 16, 40 and 64, because one number isn’t enou...
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29.07.2016

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 36

In this month’s episode, @reflectivemaths and @icecolbeveridge discuss: Dave is baffled by the idea of the Anniversary Games but happy to have a reduced workload We agree on the name and age of the podcast Number of the podcast: 36, the smallest non-tr...
Colin author
3.06.2016

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 35

In this month’s Wrong, But Useful, Dave and Colin discuss: Colin gets his plug for Cracking Mathematics in early Colin is upset by a missing apostrophe Dave teases us with the number of the podcast and asks about the kinds of things it’s reasonable to ...
Colin author
1.04.2016

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 34

In this month’s podcast, @reflectivemaths and I discuss: Colin’s book being available to buy Number of the podcast: Catalan’s constant, which is about 0.915 965 (defined as $\frac{1}{1} – \frac{1}{9} + \frac{1}{25} – \frac{1}{49} + … + \frac{1}{(2n+1)^...
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4.03.2016

Wrong, But Useful: Episode 33

In Episode $n$ of Wrong, But Useful (where $n$ is a semiprime followed by two semiprimes and a square), @reflectivemaths and I discuss: Colin’s trip to Center Parcs and whether it is sufficiently central The number of the podcast, which is the tetrahed...
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