# July, 2015

## Ask Uncle Colin: a topological conundrum

Ask Uncle Colin is a chance to ask your burning, possibly embarrassing, maths questions -- and to show off your skills at coming up with clever acronyms. Send your questions to colin@flyingcoloursmaths.co.uk and Uncle Colin will do what he can. Dear Uncle Colin, I'm having a topology crisis. I've been

## Common sense v Mathematical accuracy

A few months ago, @reflectivemaths (Dave Gale in real life) tweeted the following: What do you think #mathschat? Should this student get a mark for part b? pic.twitter.com/v93sNYZjE6 — Dave Gale (@reflectivemaths) May 24, 2015 An excellent question, much as it pains me to give Dave credit for anything. My