Math/Maths 88: Entertaining, or illegal?

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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Haptic Math App; model of how buds grow into leaves; Mathematical Model Explains How Hosts Survive Parasite Attacks; Sperm Can Do Calculus; Hit game shows like Deal or No Deal and Play Your Cards Right could be forced off air after gambling watchdog claims that they break the law; Mathematical Horoscopes; National Numeracy; Afraid of Your Child's Math Textbook? You Should Be.; Awards for statistical excellence in journalism; and much more.

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Haptic Math App
First model of how buds grow into leaves
Escaping Parasites and Pathogens: New Mathematical Model Explains How Hosts Survive Parasite Attacks
Sperm Can Do Calculus
Hit game shows like Deal or No Deal and Play Your Cards Right could be forced off air after gambling watchdog claims that they break the law
Mathematical Horoscopes
National Numeracy
Poor numeracy 'blights the economy and ruins lives'
'I was rubbish at maths'
Why do we need maths? It gives us fun things to play with, for a start
Sum dummies: Half of adults have the maths skills of an 11-year-old
Nation of maths dunces: 17 million adults would fail tests set for primary schoolchildren
49% of adults can’t do basic maths
Afraid of Your Child's Math Textbook? You Should Be.
Awards for statistical excellence in journalism
Tan-gerine
BYU Mathletes
Pi vs. e
String theory and art in Cambridge
Maths Jam
2012-03-22 IMA East Midlands Branch The Hidden Maths of Sport by Rob Eastaway
87th European Study Group with Industry at the University of Limerick
The Complexity of the Puzzles of Final Fantasy XIII-2
Musical Algorithms
Strongly Connected Components 45: Neil deGrasse Tyson interview
Travels in a Mathematical World: Neil deGrasse Tyson: Culturally an academic
David Nelson on mathematical dictionaries
Interview with David Nelson
IMA Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 1
Picture this!, an interactive problem/puzzle
Have you used maths in the news in school?

Get in touch to tell us where you're listening from and what's happening in your world, or with any questions, comments or puzzles, at samuel@acmescience.com

Find Samuel Hansen at samuelhansen.com and acmescience.com and on Twitter as @Samuel_Hansen and @acmescience.

Find Peter Rowlett at peterrowlett.net or on Twitter as @peterrowlett.

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