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Mathematical Objects

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Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett chat about some aspect of mathematics using a mathematical object as inspiration.

Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett chat about some aspect of mathematics using a mathematical object as inspiration.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett chat about some aspect of mathematics using a mathematical object as inspiration.

Language:

English


Episodes

Mathematical Objects: Lottery machine

10/30/2020
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a lottery machine. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Duration:00:31:24

Mathematical Objects: Klein bottle with Matthew Scroggs

10/16/2020
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Klein bottle and Mathsteroids. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Matthew Scroggs. Play Mathsteriods!

Duration:00:29:32

Mathematical Objects: A hat

10/2/2020
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a hat. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Duration:00:21:21

Mathematical Objects: Hundred square with Susan Okereke

9/18/2020
A conversation about mathematics and education inspired by a hundred square. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Susan Okereke. In the episode, we mentioned the original Prime Climb colouring sheet and Peter’s Prime Climb colouring sheet on GitHub as drawing-primes.

Duration:00:32:23

Mathematical Objects: Twenty Pence coin

8/28/2020
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Twenty Pence coin. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Duration:00:17:27

Mathematical Objects: A vehicle with Christopher Danielson

8/14/2020
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a vehicle. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Christopher Danielson.

Duration:00:29:59

Mathematical Objects: Möbius band

7/31/2020
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Möbius band. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Duration:00:21:30

Mathematical Objects: Mandala with Hana Ayoob

7/17/2020
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a mandala. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Hana Ayoob.

Duration:00:15:43

Mathematical Objects: Acoustic mirrors with James Grime

7/3/2020
A conversation about mathematics inspired by acoustic mirrors. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest James Grime. Image: WW1 Acoustic Mirror, Kilnsea; cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Paul Glazzard.

Duration:00:17:12

Mathematical Objects: Number block cubes

6/19/2020
A conversation about mathematics inspired by number block cubes/snap cubes. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. Peter’s blog post: Mathematical play with young children. Mike Lawler’s three-tweet thread of more advanced ideas starts here:

Duration:00:11:12

Mathematical Objects: Rubik’s Cube

6/5/2020
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Rubik’s Cube. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Duration:00:28:46

Mathematical Objects: D&D Dice

5/22/2020
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a set of D&D dice. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Duration:00:25:43

Mathematical Objects: Season 3 ‘trailer’

5/12/2020
Katie and Peter give a little update on the podcast, life in lockdown and the upcoming season/series 3.

Duration:00:04:46

Mathematical Objects: Robot caterpillar

2/28/2020
A conversation about combinatorics, the mathematics of counting, inspired by a robot caterpillar. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Duration:00:11:28

Mathematical Objects: Pencil

2/14/2020
A conversation about the mathematics of chemistry inspired by a pencil, plus a chat about approximation. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Duration:00:25:18

Mathematical Objects: Romanesco Broccoli

1/31/2020
A conversation about mathematics including fractals inspired by a Romanesco Broccoli. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, idea suggested by John Read (thanks John!).

Duration:00:14:48

Mathematical Objects: A deck of Set cards

1/17/2020
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a deck of Set cards. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. We mentioned‬ an implementation of Set in Python by Ben Nuttall and a retro NES version by Katie.

Duration:00:19:48

Mathematical Objects: Ox Blocks

12/20/2019
A conversation about mathematics inspired by the game Ox Blocks. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Duration:00:06:52

Mathematical Objects: Correntator

12/6/2019
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Correntator, a mechanical adding machine. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Christian Lawson-Perfect.

Duration:00:14:44

Mathematical Objects: Pseudorhombicuboctahedron

11/22/2019
A conversation about mathematics inspired by the pseudorhombicuboctahedron. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Duration:00:19:48