It’s time to celebrate Pi Day again – Happy 14th March! (Or 3.14 in the U.S. where the month and date are written the other way around.)
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!
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The world’s oldest known maths puzzle is called the Stomachion. The Stomachion is what is known as a dissection puzzle, and consists of 14 pieces inside a square. Other famous dissection puzzles include Tangrams and the Pythagorean Square Puzzle.
Eggs are nutritious and the British public love them – in fact nearly 13 billion of them are eaten each year in the UK. Every shopper is faced with a lot of choice when it comes to eggs, not only do they need to choose whether to buy free range, they also need to decide […]
Euler’s Number, written as e, is probably the second most famous mathematical constant after Pi. But what is Euler’s Number, and how do we calculate it?
Choosing what to study at university can be hard. Lots of students choose to study joint degrees, where they study more than one subject.
The kissing number In mathematics the ‘kissing number’ is defined as the largest number of circles which can touch another given circle of the same size. You can find the solution easily by using coins. It is pretty obvious that only six coins can touch another central coin at one time. Therefore in two dimensions […]
Maths is really important to our everyday lives. That is the one of the main themes of a new independent report called the ‘Era of Mathematics’ which has been launched in the House of Lords. If you ever had doubts about how useful maths is, then this report will show you just how important maths […]
Mathematics graduates are extremely sought after by employers. They have highly developed numerical and logical thinking skills, as well as the ability to analyse difficult problems. What type of career can a mathematics degree lead you to?
Maths is used in a variety of ways in the finance sector and around 20% of maths graduates enter this field. Find out more about finance career options.
The heart shape is one of the most well-known symbols of love throughout the world. But what is the equation of a heart? Don’t be content with drawing a traditional heart on your Valentine’s Day card – instead you could try using one of these equations.
Hugh Hunt, University of Cambridge The Wall of Death has been the most enigmatic dare-devil motorbike stunt for more than 100 years. Motorcyclists ride around the inside of a vertical wall, rather like a huge barrel, at speeds of around 30mph. Most Wall of Death “drums” are about 32 feet (10 metres) in diameter. There […]