Pythagoras was an ancient Greek philosopher who lived in the 6th century BC, but his mathematical work is still relevant to our lives today. He was one of the first people to study the properties of numbers, the relationships between them, and the patterns they produce – in other words, to do maths. He’s most […]
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!
The e16+ Newsletter is aimed at 16 – 19 and keeps readers up to date with mathematical news, people, and activities.
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How many colours do you need to fill in a map? The answer is more complicated than you’d think…
Can maths be beautiful? Most people understand the beauty of a painting or a piece of music, but what about the squiggles of a mathematical equation? We call great works of art “beautiful” if they are aesthetically pleasing or express fundamental ideas in a profound way, and mathematicians feel the same way about particularly elegant […]
Where ever you look in nature you will find patterns. From the seeds in the flower under your nose to the flow of the wind around you and the flock of swallows overhead, some patterns keep occurring again and again. The essence of mathematics is a series of simple rules that produce complex consequences. And nowhere are these complex consequences more apparent than in the natural world.