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I teach university mathematics (modelling, combinatorics, game theory, history, programming) in the UK. I also research university-level educational practice. Recent papers including teaching programming, automated assessment & play and problem-solving: https://peterrowlett.net/publications

I'm one of the editors at @aperiodical.

I'm a Vice President of https://ima.org.uk/

I co-host a podcast Mathematical Objects with @stecks https://aperiodical.com/podcasts/mathematical-objects/

Out of spa—

I made a new LaTeX package for drawing dice, customdice.

The basic commands include \dice{5} for a standard dice face, and \textdice{A} for a face with letter A. You can customise the colours and size, and what’s written on the faces can be (in principle) any LaTeX code or TikZ code.

More information and how to get it in this blog post: https://aperiodical.com/2022/08/customdice-a-new-latex-package-for-drawing-dice/

Official customdice page on CTAN: https://www.ctan.org/pkg/customdice

@peterrowlett DALL•E Mini also thinks "functor and monoids" are cartoon characters.

What we call mathematics https://aperiodical.com/2022/05/what-we-call-mathematics/

Some thoughts about the subject we call mathematics and how that does - and doesn't - change.

New episode of the Mathematical Objects podcast: PageRank.

Katie and I have a chat about a weird voting system that's secretly hugely important.

https://aperiodical.com/2022/05/mathematical-objects-pagerank/

Three journal special issues I'm aware of on university mathematics, statistics and OR teaching, learning, assessment, support, etc. during COVID:

- Restarting the new normal https://academic.oup.com/teamat/issue/40/4

- Takeaways from teaching through a global pandemic https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tmes20/53/3

- Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic https://journals.gre.ac.uk/index.php/msor/issue/view/93

I'm an editor for one, editorial board for another and ex-editorial board for the third. Are there any others?

Katie Steckles and I have a podcast called Mathematical Objects, which releases a short chat on a mathematical topic fortnightly in seasons of 8 episodes.

Today's episode is "A joke" with special guest Bec Hill. We talk about similarities and differences between maths and jokes.

Hopefully you can find it where you normally find podcasts (let me know if not!) or listen/subscribe/etc. via https://aperiodical.com/2022/05/mathematical-objects-a-joke-with-bec-hill/

Here's a cute idea combining modelling and combinatorics - what if, calculating lottery probabilities, you model the lottery leaving out some possible tickets? Does it change your conclusions? I run through the calculations for ignoring tickets that are all squares, tickets that are all odds, and tickets with a 7.

An incorrect model of the lottery, and when it doesn’t matter https://aperiodical.com/2022/04/an-incorrect-model-of-the-lottery-and-when-it-doesnt-matter/

The idea is from Matt Parker on A Problem Squared 032.

I wrote a blog post giving some background why we made this and some detail about how to use it here: https://aperiodical.com/2022/02/introducing-hexboard-a-latex-package-for-drawing-games-of-hex/

There are a bunch of bells and whistles like drawing lines, highlighting cells, writing labels, changing the colours, etc. etc. There's loads of detail in the documentation which can be found on the CTAN page: https://www.ctan.org/pkg/hexboard

Do you have hexboard installed? You might. To see, make a LaTeX file with \usepackage{hexboard} in the preamble and see if it runs. If you use MiKTeX, it should be that compiling a document that uses the hexboard package will install it for you. If you use TeXLive, you may need to update packages (e.g. `tlmgr install hexboard`).

- Homepage
- http://peterrowlett.net/

- Location
- Nottingham, UK

Teach maths & research maths education.

Joined Apr 2017