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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from

Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke to special guest

Colin Wright about MathsJam and to each other about: the first truly

habitable exoplanet; Ed Miliband again; breast cancer statistics; the

uncanny accuracy of polling averages; chemometrics and tea; polymath

3; the origin of altruism; Mom and Dad taking math classes; Singapore

Math in the USA; UK schools enlisting Indian maths tutors online; the

Carnival of Mathematics; the magic square on the Sagrada Familia; and

much more.

Stories and links

MathsJam

My Next Trip: Gliese 581g AKA Goldilocks

First blog post: 'Is Ed Miliband a \"maths geek\"?'

My question to Ed Miliband on Twitter

Second blog post: 'Ed & me'

Matt Parker and Breast Cancer Statistics

Uncanny Accuracy of Polling Averages Parts 1-3:

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/29/the-uncanny-accuracy-of-polling-averages-part-i-why-you-cant-trust-your-gut/&article=80129675/

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/30/the-uncanny-accuracy-of-polling-averages-part-2-what-the-numbers-say/

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/the-uncanny-accuracy-of-polling-averages-part-3-this-time-its-different/

Mathematics, the makeover

Chemometrics on Wikipedia

Maths helps identify different types of tea that eyes alone can't do

Polymath 3 Announcement from Tim Gowers

Gil Kalai's Blog (Home of Polymath 3)

Sparks fly over origin of altruism

Mom and Dad take a math class

Singapore Math in the USA

It all figures now (Rob Eastaway)

UK school enlists Indian maths tutors online

Physics and Math Educator wins MacArthur Fellowship

Talk to Wolfram|Alpha in TeX

Math on the Radio

Calculating Engine

Carnival of Mathematics

Carnival of Mathematics 70

@christianp's photo of the magic square on the Sagrada Familia

About The Subirachs Magic Square

Mathematics Today

London Schools and the Black Child Awards

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Find Peter Rowlett at peterrowlett.net or on Twitter as @peterrowlett.

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