Spectra – Festival of Light & Mathematics

The city I live in, Aberdeen, has organized a Festival of Light this weekend. They describe it as "an exciting family event bringing light to the depths of winter while celebrating Aberdeen's creative past, present and future". My description is a little different: an exciting family event showcasing great mathematical applications from art and light&sound... Continue Reading →

History of Protractors

For a while I wanted to write more about the history behind some instruments we always use during the maths class. First on the list is the protractor.  I have put this first on the list because it is one of the basic instruments used in a geometry class. As far as I know, there is... Continue Reading →

2017 prime or not prime?

As always, at the beginning of the year a lot of people write about different properties of the number of the year (I did something similar last year in my 2016 Resolutions post). This year, I have already read a couple of great articles on the properties of 2017 and something was stuck in my... Continue Reading →

2016 – You were Long

Of course last year I wrote 2016 Resolutions and I thought it was but fair to tell you how many of those things actually happened and how good I was with accomplishing my "resolutions". First on my list was "blog post every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday". For the start of the year, I was incredibly good at... Continue Reading →

Mathematicians of December

December is almost over, hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that you are enjoying the last bits of preparations for New Years Eve. Also, I am on holiday (school holiday for 2 weeks) and I have a couple of posts prepared for the start of the year, which I am extremely excited for.... Continue Reading →

Christmas Gift Ideas for a Teacher

Recently I did one similar post with gift ideas for mathematicians and it was fun making it. Therefor, I thought I would do one for teachers, now that I am one. Hope you will enjoy it: 1. Stationery. I never believed I would become so obsessed with stationery before. They kind of looked good before, but... Continue Reading →

Christmas Gift Ideas for a Mathematician

It is that time of the year when everyone is thinking at Christmas presents. So, I thought I could help some of you (or your partners/friends/family) with some ideas for this Christmas. Without further explanations, let us start the list: 1. Books!!! Books!! And more BOOKS!! Don't be surprised, every mathematician loves a good book. At... Continue Reading →

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