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.
You might already be thinking about your future, but have you thought about the part maths could play? No matter how the world changes, maths will always be at the heart of life. Quite simply, maths not only helps you understand the world, it also opens up a world of opportunities! Read more!
The range of careers open to STEM graduates is very broad indeed. To give you an idea, we have put together a collection of personal career profiles of STEM graduates
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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 […]
Are you looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for someone who loves maths? Then look no further as we have instructions on how to make a pair of Möbius hearts which not only look great but also have mathematical significance – surely making them even more special for the one you love! Möbius Strip Linked […]
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.
Imagine you are trying to stack up oranges in the most efficient way possible – this means being able to pack the oranges together as densely as possible.
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 […]
Cooking using ratios is much easier than working from a set recipe.
In our new competition we want you to make a poster aimed at showcasing a famous equation.
The American rock band OK Go are best known for their unusual music videos, often shot in one continuous take. The video of their single Here it Goes Again became a YouTube hit, featuring the band doing a choreographed dance on treadmills, and reaching over 50 million views before it was reposted.
Mathematicians love to give everything a name. How many of the following unusual maths words have you heard of before?