Yay — we’re home! And despite the fun of hanging out at beaches (Oregon) and cities (Cincinnati, Chicago) with a total of three dozen family and friends over the past month, it feels mighty good to be home. But our classes start in just over three weeks (wait, really? Somehow it feels like it should be a lot further away than that), so it’s back to work sooner rather than later. As in, tomorrow.

However, there’s no better way to get into the work spirit than with a Carnival! The Carnival of Maths #55 is over at Maths at SBHS, the Class blog for Maths at Sowerby Bridge High School, UK. One of the things I really like about this edition is that I didn’t recognize several of the blogs with contributing articles, so there are a whole bunch of new places to check out. Woo hoo! (Plus, the post below it was pretty funny, about estimating the general shape of a graph of the number of bras left on a fence over time in New Zealand.)

The next Carnival of Mathematics will be hosted by Someone at Some point in the future. Stealth Carnivaling at its best!