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  • Five ordinary things powered by maths

    Five ordinary things powered by maths

    You might be surprised by how many everyday items wouldn’t be around without maths. Here are just five of them and the maths behind how they work.   1. Sat Nav Whether you own an actual Sat Nav or use navigation software on your phone, you are relying on a huge amount of mathematics for […]

  • Motorway mathematics

    Motorway mathematics

    You may have encountered what are known as ‘phantom traffic jams’ when driving along the motorway. This is when a traffic jam appears out of nowhere, before mysteriously disappearing again, without any sign of an accident or obvious cause of the jam.   Phantom traffic jams are extremely frustrating and lots of mathematical research has been […]

  • Career profiles

    Career profiles

    Take a look at how graduates actually use maths in their careers and the massive variety of different areas which they work in. With over 80 profiles of real people to look at, we hope you will see that studying maths opens up a huge range of interesting and rewarding careers.

  • Where do maths graduates actually work?

    Where do maths graduates actually work?

    The latest research If you are considering taking a mathematics related degree, then make sure you read this article as it will help you understand your excellent potential job prospects once you graduate. A new report published in 2015 by the Council for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) about the graduate destinations of mathematical sciences graduates has […]

  • Who employs mathematicians?

    Who employs mathematicians?

    Maths graduates may not always be aware of the various employment opportunities available to them. Below we offer a list of employer websites divided into several categories. This list is just a sample of the organisations who employ graduates with mathematical skills. There are many more. Accountancy | Aerospace & Defence | Automotive | Biosciences […]

Recent Articles

  • June Puzzle - Waiting for an Elevator.

    June Puzzle - Waiting for an Elevator.

    Mark Smith works on the 13th floor of a 15 floor office building. There is only one elevator. The elevator moves continuously through floors one to 15 and then back down to one. The elevator only stops on a floor on which the button has been pressed. It does not change direction unless it is […]

  • MathsCareers National STEM learning centre lists

    MathsCareers National STEM learning centre lists

    The National STEM Learning Centre has compiled a series of collections containing teaching resources that complement a selection of some of the interesting and informative articles found on the Maths Careers website. Each collection is designed to help teachers link a real-world idea or often-overlooked career option to the mathematics national curriculum content behind them. […]

  • Tackling child malnutrition using mathematics

    Tackling child malnutrition using mathematics

    If you dream about making a difference in the world, then choosing a career in mathematics can help you to do exactly that. All over the world there are mathematics researchers who are helping tackle some of the greatest problems of the modern day such as climate change or the spread of pandemic diseases. One […]