Sunday, 8 February 2009

A Disappearing Number

I was the mathematical advisor on Complicite's play A Disappearing Number. PLUS magazine have just released a podcast including interviews with me about my collaboration.

You can see clips from the show at Complicite's website

I also helped devise workshops in connection with the play for maths and drama teachers. More details can be found in the Education section of Complicite's website

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Too hard...?

Somebody just sent me this quote from Terry Prachett's Thief of Time. Susan is a teacher talking to her Head teacher:

"What precisely was it that you wanted madam?" she said. "It's just that I have left the class doing algebra and they get restless when the've finished".
"Algebra?" said madam Frout............"But that's far too difficult for seven-year-olds!"
"Yes but I didn't tell them that, and so far they havn't found out" said Susan....................