Kimmo Eriksson (Stockholm): The Nonsense Math Effect. “Maths is as rich, inspiring and human as literature”: An interview with Daniel Tammet, author of *Thinking in Numbers: How Maths Illuminates Our Lives*. Brian Hayes reviews *The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick* by Benoit B. Mandelbrot (and more). A set of guidelines adopted by 45 states this year may turn children into "little mathematicians" who don't know how to do actual math. Allen Stenger reviews *The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity* by Steven Strogatz. Kevin Hartnett on math even mathematicians don't understand. Alex Bellos, author of *Alex's Adventures in Numberland*, on popular attempts to explain the history of counting and numbers. The first chapter from *Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry* by Glen Van Brummelen. Why do mathematicians always agree? Christophe Heintz wants to know. Hyperspace is the place: Scott McLemee reviews *The Best Writing on Mathematics 2012*. Like math? Thank your motivation, not IQ. Sarah Fecht on 6 ways to expand your mind at the Math Museum.

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