Wrong, but Useful: Episode 1

What's this? Multimedia? Whatever next?

What you are about to click is an audio extravaganza: a mathematical conversation between me and Dave Gale, who is @reflectivemaths on twitter. It's the first episode of Wrong, But Useful.

Mentioned in this podcast:

The Maths/Maths podcast (with Samuel Hansen and Peter Rowlett) - currently on hiatus

TES Maths Podcast (with Craig Barton)

Festival of the Spoken Nerd podcast

All Squared (with Katie Steckles and Christian Perfect)

A list of the 10 coolest numbers

Mathematical Magic Show by Martin Gardner

101 Things You Need to Know (and Some You Don't)

And the competition questions (don't phone, it's just for fun):

  • What's the title of the podcast all about?
  • What's the history of gradians?
  • Why is the volume of a pyramid $\frac{1}{3}x^2h$?


Colin is a Weymouth maths tutor, author of several Maths For Dummies books and A-level maths guides. He started Flying Colours Maths in 2008. He lives with an espresso pot and nothing to prove.


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