Wrong, But Useful: Episode 51, featuring @suedepom
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Sue de Pomerai joins Colin and Dave for this month’s episode of Wrong, But Useful.
We discuss:
 Her work for FMSP and MEI and, previously as a teacher
 Sue’s alter ego, Ada Lovelace, and getting more young women into maths
 Colin writes books: he mentions Cracking Mathematics and some good reviews of The Maths Behind, both available wherever good books are sold.
 Statistics in the new ALevel
 Number of the podcast: 10,213,223, a selfdescribing number
 Colin is reading Genius at Play by Siobhan Roberts and has a review copy of Geometry Snacks by @solvemymaths and @panlepan.
 Dave has been in a shoeshop buying shoes and has Questions. Colin thinks shoe sizes are ridiculous, then talks about 48cm shoes as if they would be reasonable.
 We congratulate @vihartvihart and @standupmaths for winning the JPBM Communication Award. Hooray!
 Nominations are open for the Zeeman Medal. On no account should you nominate @samuel_hansen.
 Sue is addicted to @mscroggs’s advent calendar. So is Colin.
 Articles for @chalkdustmag’s next issue are due by Januray 3rd 2018.
 Dave needs help  specifically with designing a pirate tshirt.
 We mention Grace Hopper, who is mentioned in Cracking Mathematics, available wherever etc.
 Dave finds more fake maths on Facebook: apparently 90% of maths graduates can’t solve $y+2=y$.
 Dave’s son Reuben is learning proof in Year 4!
 Dave is doing algebraic fractions right, but wonders how to motivate expansion and factorising.
 Why do we do maths in school?
 Puzzles: Come on loyal listeners, we’ve had no solutions to the previous two puzzles. Go back and do your homework.

Alternatively, you could respond to this:
In a ridiculous alternate reality, you’re asked to pen a maths book in the style of a thriller. What’s your opening line?
— Ed Southall (@solvemymaths) November 19, 2017