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How people lie with statistics

Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli is supposed to have coined the phrase popularised by Mark Twain that, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  Click here to discover some choice examples of why you should always approach other

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Mathematical mapping and optimal pub crawls

Here’s something that might amuse students who enjoy both beer and computational mathematics: a map that shows the shortest route between all the pubs in the UK.  Here is an article about how the problem was solved and the map itself

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10 apps of Christmas 2016 #4 – PhotoMath

PhotoMath is an elegant calculator that scans and solves typed and handwritten calculations without you having to carefully type.  Photomath supports arithmetics, integers, fractions, decimal numbers, roots, algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations and inequalities, absolute equations and inequalities,

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Maths cafe drop-ins and workshops

Maths Cafe are running their popular workshops again from 3.00-4.30 pm on Wednesdays in Lion Gate-you can find the full program here. Don’t forget you can also drop-in to the regular Maths Café drop-in sessions in Lion Gate and the Library:

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Revising maths? You are not alone

As the exams draw nearer, most students find that they’d like some support with revision for your maths exam.  That’s where the Maths Café drop-ins come in.  They run 12-2 pm daily in Lion Gate for the next four weeks until Friday 13 May. Mathematics

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Maths: applied apps

While networked software probably offers the best options for creating mathematical formulae, there are free apps that can help you visualise, solve and play with equations, including PhotoMath, My Script Calculator and Desmos.

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Maths Café moves into revision mode

With only 4 more weeks of lectures this term and two more months before the exam period, now is a great time to turn your thoughts to revision.  If you haven’t planned and started your revision yet then now is a

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Technology Book of the Week 18/12/15

Transitions in Undergraduate Mathematics Education – edited by Michael Grove, Tony Croft, Joe Kyle & Duncan Lawson Are you interested in learning and teaching in mathematics? The University Library has just added a new book to stock that explores a

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Spurious correlations

Did you know that the number of people drowned falling in a swimming pool correlates with the number of films Nicholas Cage has appeared in? Well perhaps not, but this page reminds us why we need to be careful with

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STEM fun on Pinterest

Fun for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fans this summer!  As the Assistant Faculty Librarian for Science and Technology I have an interest in all things STEM.  As a mother of a 3 year old I have an interest

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