What’s hot and what’s not, Issue 01

Be the envy of your friends with our guide to what’s hot in maths right now

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"A blackboard, for a mathematician, is an unrivalled way to communicate" - Cédric Villani, Fields Medallist 2010

“A blackboard, for a mathematician, is an unrivalled way to communicate” – Cédric Villani, Fields Medallist 2010

Blackboards

The mathematical equivalent of a Little Black Dress. Blackboards will never go out of style.

E-learning systems

In the immortal words of the Black Eyed Peas, interactive whiteboards are so two thousand and late.


Pi approximation day

Because everyone knows that 22/7 is a better approximation to π than 3.14.

Pi day

The American date format is totally illogical. Plus, pi day is too mainstream now.


FibonYAWNcci

Stop smiling, Fibonacci, you are so boring. And Fibonacci isn’t even your name, for crying out loud.

Iccanobif numbers

$x_0=1$, $x_1=1$, $x_{n+1}=\operatorname{reverse}(x_n)+\operatorname{reverse}(x_{n-1})$.  I’ll let you work out its amazing properties for yourself.

Fibonnaci numbers

Rabbits, golden ratio, spirals, sunflowers, blah blah blah. We’ve heard it all before!

 


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