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Maths On The Go
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Books

I've written or co-written eleven books, some of which have appeared in several languages. The majority are about the maths of everyday life, but I've also written books on cricket, memory and creative thinking.

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Maths

I am Director of Maths Inspiration, a national programme of interactive lecture shows in theatres that has reached over 100,000 teenagers in the last ten years. I'm closely involved with the UK maths community, from primary schools to universities.

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Talks & Radio

I give talks to adults and children that range from small interactive workshops to keynote lectures in front of several hundred. I've also done lots of radio, including BBC Radio 4, 5Live, Radio 3 and 2, but not 1 or 6...yet.

Recent Blogs

He loved his parents, The Queen and Superman
1 September 16

The so-called 'Bodmas' rule for which order you should do calculations causes more trouble than it's worth. more...


How Fibonacci can help on your holiday to France
1 August 16

To convert miles to kilometres, don't worry about fiddly conversions, just memorise Fibonacci. more...


What is meant by the 'speed' of a tennis serve?
8 July 16

When the IBM speedometer says Raonic's serve is 144mph, is it misleading us? more...


Russian Roulette with a pack of cards
6 July 16

Fifty-two of you have been captured by an evil tyrant with a taste for Russian Roulette. Can you escape? more...


The Game Theory of Penalty-Taking
2 July 16

When taking penalties, strikers - and goalies - seem to go for the corner too often. more...


Mathematical magic
17 March 16

If you have one minute to get somebody engaged with maths, what do you do? more...


Playing Maths with your Children
19 January 16

The best maths thing parents can do with their kids is not DO maths but PLAY it. A little silliness can go a long way... more...


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"In order to win, you must be prepared to lose sometime. And leave one or two cards showing" - Van Morrison. True in poker. And cricket.

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Meanwhile I'm a Lancashire supporter, so I'm looking at the other end of the table and rooting for Durham. Cricket's complicated sometimes.

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