Wrong, But Useful – Episode 21

This month on Wrong, But Useful, @reflectivemaths and I (@icecolbeveridge) talk about...

  • How close is it to Christmas?
  • Who the hell are we and why the hell do we do this?
  • Other maths podcasts: Taking Maths Further and Relatively Prime
  • Colin offers a bounty for pictures of members of the Government holding Basic Maths For Dummies
  • ‘Number of the podcast’ -
  • Age range compatibility equation
  • @colinthemathmo asks:
    • A question for my math(s) tweeps: What's your favourite topic in maths? Complex numbers? Implicit differentiation? Circle theorems? Vectors?

    • Dave invites abuse by answering “Questionnaire design.” Let him have it.
  • Politican’s bar charts
  • What is a fourth?
    • @conniehamilton asks a simple question and gets a lot of discussion
    • Euler’s Formula in 2- and 3-D, and the Beveridge-Longcope Equation
  • Problem of the month via @solvemymaths (If you’ve already done it, do it another way)


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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