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Noel-Ann Bradshaw
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Lecturer in mathematics and operational research at the University of Greenwich. Interested in teaching maths, research in evolutionary algorithms, portfolio optimisation and all aspects of OR.
Lecturer in mathematics and operational research at the University of Greenwich. Interested in teaching maths, research in evolutionary algorithms, portfolio optimisation and all aspects of OR.

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Just discovered the drawing facility on a Google Hangout - my hangouts will never be the same again!

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Up at 4am to practice my talk on 'Florence Nightingale: Pioneer of Operational Research' for today's meeting of the BSHM in Birmingham. I think I might need a nap at lunchtime!

This is my favourite of Nightingale's diagrams as it shows her forecasting what the state of the British Army at home would be if the mortality rate were the same as in the civil population.
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Talking to 2nd year maths students in OR class today about 'How to Give Better Presentations'.  Tony Mann and I have made a short (10 min) video  on this which I hope they enjoy and at least (in places) shows them exactly how NOT to do it!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPX-g2VoYWg&feature=youtu.be

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The coach load of Greenwich students are on their way to OR careers fair today in Birmingham. Wish I was going as well!
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My Venn Sandwich entry for cake competition at #mathsjam won the best maths category!
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Getting ready for mathsjam http://t.co/nOakdOdvbi My talk on maths games/apps is in the first slot unless +standupmaths really 'doesn't know when to stop'!

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My debut as Hypatia is finally over.  Learned lots and will do better next time.  This was for a year 10 masterclass at Imperial.  We covered Conics, Astrolables and Diophantine Equations.  However I definitely prefered being Florence (Nightingale) - it was warmer for one thing!
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2014-10-25
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Had my last Council meeting for the British Society for History of Maths. Been on Council for 7 years and have particularly enjoyed coming to The Andrew Wiles building in Oxford.
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10/24/14
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Anyone looking for unusual ways to teach calculus might be interested in the book review I wrote for #timeshighereducation on 'Zombies and Calculus' by Colin Adams http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/books/zombies-and-calculus-by-colin-adams/2016399.article

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Saw these when I was doing some reading on conic sections for my masterclass next week on Hypatia.  Wish I had time to make them! http://www.evilmadscientist.com/2013/sconic-sections/ (Anyone have some bakeable water-cooler cones they don't want?)
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