Math here and there:

**1)**RJ Lipton reviews "

**The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time**

*"*(the play, about an autistic math savant):

https://rjlipton.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/a-curious-inversion/

**2)**Terry Tao's latest math-splash (ErdÃ¶s proof) via

**Scientific American**:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/maths-whizz-solves-a-master-s-riddle/

...and Erica Klarreich explains Tao's work for

**Quanta Magazine**readers:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20151001-tao-erdos-discrepancy-problem/

**3)**Nice little review of the four-color theorem (h/t Egan Chernoff) :

https://cosmosmagazine.com/mathematics/maths-problem-colouring-set

**4)**Robert Talbert writes about his evolution as a teacher, and how thinks about himself and his students.

(I suspect this is the sort of introspective analysis that all teachers can benefit from doing on occasion, and all will both share and differ from certain aspects of Robert's experience):

http://rtalbert.org/blog/2015/four-behaviors/

**5)**Geometry from

**this week:**

*Futility Closet***Deborah Mayo posting about a prior**

http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/09/29/a-new-angle/

6)

http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/09/29/a-new-angle/

6)

**NY Times**piece on use of statistics in research (Bayesian vs. frequentist):

**http://tinyurl.com/qbpv5gn**...far worse, as Jason Rosenhouse points out, are statistics from the "pathological" party:

http://scienceblogs.com/evolutionblog/2015/10/01/how-to-lie-with-statistics/

**A classroom brainteaser from Sarah Hagan:**

**7)**

**http://mathequalslove.blogspot.com/2015/09/make-it-even-brain-teaser.html**

**This, from the 'Blow Your Mind Dept.!': Solving Rubik's Cube... in 26 seconds... blindfolded (h/t Egan Chernoff):**

8)

8)

**Terry Tao teaches probability theory (h/t Lior Pachter):**

**http://tinyurl.com/q9sk8pl**

9)9)

https://terrytao.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/275a-notes-0-foundations-of-probability-theory/#more-8428

**10)**Brit Christian Lawson-Perfect visits the National Museum of Math in NY while on vacation, and gives a review:

http://aperiodical.com/2015/10/what-i-did-on-my-summer-holidays/

**11)**Marilyn Burns promotes Ken-Ken for the classroom:

http://marilynburnsmathblog.com/wordpress/can-you-kenken/

**12)**Odd connection between pi and Mandelbrot Set in latest

**Numberphile**video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0vY0CKYhPY&feature=youtu.be

**13)**Patrick Honner tweets that he often thinks that "

*nothing in mathematics is more beautiful than Varignon's Theorem.*" If you don't recognize that name, check it out (especially for geometry fans):

**https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varignon's_theorem**

**14)**Okay, not strictly math, but have to note that "

**The Quotable Feynman**" (edited by daughter Michelle Feynman) is now out in bookstores:

http://amzn.to/1QMYTMH

...as Sean Carroll blurbs,

*"All evidence indicates that Richard Feynman was the most quotable physicist of all time. This collection is a vivid demonstration of his wit, wisdom, and unquenchable passion for finding things out."*

Potpourri

**(extra NON-mathematical links of interest):**

*BONUS!*1) I especially enjoyed

*'lateral thinking puzzle' this week... beginning at about the*

**Futility Closet's**__22-minute__point of their podcast:

**http://tinyurl.com/o77j4xc**2) And perhaps my favorite cartoon from the week ;-):

**http://bizarro.com/comics/october-1-2015/**

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