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 […]
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In 1698, Russia implemented a tax on beards. 100 years later UK homeowners decided to brick up their windows rather than paying tax on houses with more than 6 windows.
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Competition Winners 11 – 13 Winner Ellie Pennell, Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, Cheshire. 14 – 16 Winner Hannah Uzzell, Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, Cheshire. 17 – 19 Winner Hafsa Fahim 11 – 13 Honourable Mentions Lizzy Lomas, Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, Cheshire. Daisy Hickman, Sandbach High School and […]
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 […]
Maths is used in a variety of ways in the finance sector and around 20% of maths graduates enter this field. Find out more about finance career options.
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.
Does being good at maths help you earn more? Will studying maths help you secure an interesting and well-paid career? Will there be more or less maths jobs on offer in the future? These are all questions to ask when you are choosing your A-levels or degree. The Smith Review In 2017 Sir Adrian Smith […]
“…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 […]
Have you ever wondered how online retailers seem to know what you want, even when you only type in a few words into the search box? Shops like Tesco aren’t using clever mind reading tricks to know what you want to buy – in fact they are using what are known as Search Algorithms, which […]
Bitcoin is a virtual currency. This means that it only exists digitally, it does not have physical notes or coins, and it can be used to buy things on the internet. One of the major reasons that people might want to use Bitcoin is that it exists internationally and isn’t controlled by any one government […]
Here is a two-part quiz to puzzle over during the Easter break Paul and Guy both work at the same company, and car share to get to work. They also enjoy nights out during the week. Because of this they sometimes have a hard start the next morning. One Friday morning, they arrive two hours late, and claim […]
A video presented by Rachel Riley and produced by the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications.
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