Education is an investment in yourself, not just in your career. There are many reasons for wanting to study; personal self-development and career prospects are probably the most important, and it is true that those with education form a flexible work force which is more able to take advantage of new situations and further training, […]
An ancient legend about some rice and a chessboard goes as follows: “A wise old ruler wanted to reward his servant for an act of extraordinary bravery. The servant said: ‘Master I ask you for just one thing. Take your chessboard and place on the first square one grain of rice. On the first day […]
You might have noticed how your chocolate bars have been getting smaller but have stayed roughly the same price. This is called shrinkflation – it is a cunning way of raising prices without actually raising the price of the product you are buying off the shelf. It is only when you sit down and do […]
Throughout history people have needed to defend themselves against enemy attack, and in the UK this has led to the building of many castles and forts. Maths can help in both making castles easier to defend and also in making them look good. Early Hill Forts – what is the best shape? If you are […]
You could be a maths teacher looking for ideas for a school trip, or you might be an enthusiastic parent or pupil who wants to find some maths on their day off. We hope that you will find inspiration in this list of maths themed days out. Maths and History Mathematics has a long and […]
You have already made the decision to study maths at university, but how do you decide which courses to apply for? This article won’t tell you where to choose, but hopefully it will get you to ask the right questions, so that you can make a good decision for yourself. Will I be accepted? This […]
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.)
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.
Here is a list of maths quotes which you might want to print out and put on your classroom wall. Inspire your pupils and show them that maths is great!
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 […]
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 […]
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