This is a guest post I wrote for the IMA Blog – Dr. Darren Dancey: “Maths – There’s an App For That!” This North West regional talk was delivered by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Computer Science lecturer Darren Dancey, whose teaching specialisms include programming and artificial intelligence. Darren also runs an iPhone development course for industry […]

I’m now at the end of my third week of university. I’ve moved away from home and now live in halls of residence in Manchester, which is a completely new experience for me. I can cook and generally fend for myself but it’s still very different from being at home. I’m having a wicked time […]

Pi – An irrational constant used to represent the ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter, symbolised by the greek letter Pi, approximately 3.14159265358979323846264338327 (not rounded) Pi Day – A geek holiday held to celebrate the mathematical constant Pi, observed on March 14 (3/14 in the American date format) We celebrated Pi Day 2008 in style. My Maths […]