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Day 2: A Level Maths and Further Maths

09/02/2016 11:00:00 AM

Hello. This is my second post of 30 which I’m writing in run-up to me starting a maths degree in October.Last year I completed 4 A Levels, including AQA Maths and Further Maths. The modules I did for these were Core 1-4, Mechanics 1, 2 and ...

Day 1: Preparing for University, An Introduction

09/01/2016 11:00:00 AM

Hello. This is the first of 30 (short) posts I will be doing every day in September in the lead up for me starting University at the start of October.I will be studying maths at Christ’s College, Cambridge having recently completed A Levels ...

My Favourite Mathematicians

02/16/2015 12:07:00 PM

Continuing the 'My favourite...' series, I will now describe a few of my favourite past and present mathematicians. Due to the extreme number of extremely good mathematicians, this list was especially hard to form but I think I have narrowed ...

My Favourite Maths Books

02/10/2015 14:30:00 PM

I have a (relatively) large selection of maths books which I really enjoy reading and which were what I would say sparked my love for maths. I would love to share with you my top 5 of these.1)

What are vampire/perfect/happy/palindromic numbers? - Part 2

02/08/2015 08:54:00 AM

Continuing my previous post, we will now look at happy and palindromic numbers...Happy NumbersFor any number, if you add up the squares of each digit and repeat this you will eventually either reach 1 or start an endlessly repeating loop.

What are vampire/perfect/happy/palindromic numbers? - Part 1

06/26/2014 14:17:00 PM

There are many different types of numbers and classifications of numbers, some of which you will have heard of such as the obvious integers, negatives, evens and the like. However, there are also some rarer, more interesting types a few examples ...

Why does 5 round up? – The maths of rounding and approximating

06/25/2014 04:18:00 AM

I was taught from a young age, as I’m sure you were too, that 5 and numbers greater than 5 round up, whilst numbers smaller than 5 round down. But why? The essence of rounding numbers is to get an accurate, long value such as 6.72 and make ...

Why do I love maths? – A maths student’s apology

06/25/2014 04:18:00 AM

To start off my entry into the ‘blogosphere’, I am going to explain, in the style of G.H Hardy’s A Mathematician’s Apology, why I love maths and why you should too.Firstly, I love maths because it ranges from the simplest ideas, such ...


06/25/2014 04:00:00 AM

About meHello! I’m Nathan James and this is my blog about the fun and interesting side of mathematics. I’m a student from Surrey, I love maths and my aim is to make others love it to0. I also love music (playing and listening to), technology ...