Tomorrow I'm giving a maths talk to a load of 15/16 year olds. It's a talk I last gave in 2014, so I've updated it a bit.
I've put my slides online at https://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/christian.perfect/an-enneahedron-for-herschel-2021/
What do you think? (Obviously you don't know what I'll say about them!)
The talk went really well last time, so I didn't want to change too much. One thing I'm really struck by now is that every character in the story, including me, is a white man. I'm not sure what to do about that.
I'll tell the kids that the story took place in a time when you pretty much had to be a well-off white man to dedicate time to maths and have me end up knowing about it.
For comparison, here are the slides I used in 2014: https://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/christian.perfect/outreach-enneahedron-slides/
@christianp Only thing I can think of - can you be prepared with the names & something about a more diverse group of mathematicians who have built on what you talk about?
@christianp I was a bit reluctant to suggest anything as you don't have much time. But I did like the look of the slides!
@christianp I don't like slides with tons of text
yours is kind of in the middle. i get that it makes it easier to share the slides and provide a gist, though.
the actual topic looks super cool! maybe (of course i don't know if it's just not in the slides) it could do with a little more "ah, damn, you can solve that with graphs?" moments.
but if the last talk was already good anyway you may disregard my points, either way i wish you that it'll go nicely
@christianp I suspect that the number of blank slides titled "Let's check if some graphs are Hamiltonian" are all intended to be blank?
(I'm just a bit confused that there there are more than one blank slide.)
Maybe in introducing graphs emphasize that (in a drawing) crossing edges don't mean anything?
Your definition of platonic solids is a little too permissive: it needs that all the faces are the same.
The graph app doesn't work for me either on desktop windows chrome, but does work on mobile firefox.
@virtuosew really well, thanks! No time for questions at the end, but the kids were really engaged throughout. Almost worth the massive covid risk
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