Climate change could be make-or-break time for our species. The world’s climatologists agree that planet Earth is heating up, and most of them also agree that this is due to human activity. Rising temperatures and sea levels are already threatening low-lying islands such as the Maldives. Ecosystems are being disrupted, with animals dying out or […]
Well done! You’ve made it through over a decade of compulsory education, and from now on it’s up to you to choose what you study. You’ve probably given some thought to your future career, and your choice of subjects is likely to be based upon what you intend to do after leaving school. Read more!
The e16+ Newsletter is aimed at 16 – 19 and keeps readers up to date with mathematical news, people, and activities.
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Are winning streaks really the result of success breeding success, or are they nothing more than a statistical fluke?
In the aftermath of the worldwide banking crisis and widespread recession it is hard for a day to pass without some mention of the stock market.
It is something we take for granted. The sky is not yellow, green or purple – it’s blue, very blue. The reason for this very distinct hue is due to the way sunlight dances through the Earth’s atmosphere.
What types of skills do employers look for? Problem solving, analysis, data handling and communication skills, to name just a few. These transferable skills are useful in any job, and you can get all of them from studying maths.
Analysis is the study of how things change on a small scale. Dynamics is an extremely broad area of mathematics, and has many applications in the real world.
It’s easy to think of algebra as an abstract notion that has no use in real life. Understanding the history and the practical applications of algebra that are put into use every day might make you see it a little differently. The main idea behind algebra is to replace numbers (or other specific objects) by […]
Alan Turing was a British mathematician, code-breaker and computer scientist. Article by Sally Bolton, winner of the Article Competition 2011/2012.
It’s almost impossible to get through a day without using maths in some way, because our world is full of numbers to handle and problems to solve. Studying maths in everyday life provides you with the tools to make sense of it all, making life that little bit easier.
The runners are lined up on their starting blocks, crouched down in anticipation for the short race ahead. The starter pistol fires, and they spring in to action. Just 9.69 seconds and 100 metres later, Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt has run his way in to the record books. Lightning Bolt Bolt’s incredible performance at the […]
Why are news agencies so obsessed with covering house prices? News agencies diligently cover actual changes in house prices, projected changes, and how events will affect them. If prices are high, first time buyers are priced out of the market – if prices are low, it’s a disaster for everyone, apparently. Big spender Somewhere to […]