Carnivals of Mathematics – bringing mathematics alive!

December 4th, 2009 | Categories: Carnival of Math | Tags:

The 60th edition of the Carnival of Mathematics has been posted by Nick Hamblet over at his blog Sumidiot and is a veritable feast of mathematical goodness. Containing some of the very best mathematical blog posts from the last 4 weeks it includes topics as diverse as the symmetry of buckyballs through to Gaussian Primes. There’s also a selection of puzzles (some with solutions and others that have never been solved by anyone), beautiful three dimensional fractals, a case of mistaken identity and infinite trumpets!

If you are one of those people who think that maths is just about manipulating equations or calculating things then prepare for a culture shock!


If one carnival a month simply isn’t enough for you then you are in luck because there is SO MUCH in the mathematical blogsphere that we can put on two shows a month. Math teachers at play (MTAP) is a carnival that has the same spirit as the carnival of maths but is restricted to preK-12 mathematical topics (If, like me, you are from the UK then that means everything up to and including A-Level). The last one was published two weeks ago on November the 20th over at Let’s Play Math and included an astonishing variety of mathematical writing.¬† Denise, the owner of Let’s play math, looks after the administration of MTAP and she’s always looking for new hosts so please do contact her if you are interested.

If, on the other hand, you’d like to host the next carnival of mathematics (due for publication in January) then you need to speak to me and the easiest way to do this is to write a comment to this post. Include your email address with your comments and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible (rest assured that no one but me will see your email address).

I don’t care what level of mathematics you have, from barely being able to count through to a PhD in combinatorics – you simply cannot fail to find something that will amuse, delight and educate you in these carnivals. The mathematical blogging community is not just active, it’s positively fizzing with talented writers, educators, enthusiasts and researchers.


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