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.
You might be looking forward to dropping maths at the first available opportunity, but don’t be too hasty. Whether you plan to go on to work, A-levels (or equivalent), or other further studies, a good understanding of maths will be useful to you and will improve your problem-solving and decision-making skills. 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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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 […]
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?
Maths skills play a big role in baking. Learn how Bake Off contestants use maths to boost their bakes and beat the competition.
Training for a maths exam is a bit like training for a big running race – you can’t just read about the theory, you need to do as much practice as possible. Practicing past papers is the number one tip for revising for a maths exam.
It takes around four months to produce a new vaccine, meaning that when pandemic strikes, vaccines won’t be the first line of defence. Instead researchers rely on mathematical models which predict how a disease might spread.
10 amazing facts about maths and Shakespeare, dice, wallpaper and more!
We celebrate Pi day by looking at the life of Ludolph van Ceulen (1540-1610), a mathematician and fencing teacher who spent around 25 years of his life calculating Pi to 35 decimal places.
A mathematician from Loughborough University and her filmmaker sister have produced a short film for International Women’s Day this year featuring cameos by women mathematicians around the globe.
You might think football and mathematics have nothing in common. Prepare to be surprised by five links between mathematics and the beautiful game. The perfect football A lot of research has been done into what makes the perfect football. Applied mathematics research has shown that the smoothness of a football affects the spin and speed […]