The Unlikely Connections Between Maths & Music

Music and maths. They’re not often talked about in the same breath. One’s an art, the other’s a science. One is known for its creative expression, the other has a reputation that’s anything but that. Chalk and cheese. But, are they so different?

Fake News: Why patterns aren’t always what they seem

What does a psychology experiment from the 1960s have to do with maths? A fascinating study about people’s beliefs, and what they hold to be true, has important implications for how we teach one of the biggest concepts in maths: patterns. Let me tell you about it- Wason’s 2-4-6 study In 1960, psychologist Peter Wason …