Team GB had a sensational summer at the 2016 Rio Olympics, bringing home a total of 12 cycling medals, double that of any other nation. This success is not only down to having the best riders in the world, but also because they ride the best bikes in the world. Having the best equipment is […]
How to get the most from your undergraduate work experience, including advice from goal setting to fitting in at the office
Pi Day is celebrated around the world on the 14th of March each year. The reason for this is that the 14th March is written in the U.S. as 3.14 – the first three digits of . While Pi Day might be a human invention, it is also a wonderful excuse to learn more about […]
“…between 2012 and 2017 the demand for Big Data staff is predicted to grow by between 13% and 23% each year…” More data is being stored and generated than ever before. Every time you send an e-mail, pay by credit card, visit the doctor or even switch on your smartphone you are generating data. In […]
The IMA MathsCareers team will be running the Foam Cube Challenge at The Big Bang Fair 2018
Pi (π) is the first number we learn about at school where we can’t write it as an exact decimal – it is a mysterious number which has digits which go on forever and has fascinated people for thousands of years.
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.