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 […]
Your STEM degree is a valuable asset to your future career and there is a wide variety to choose from. The financial sector, the actuarial profession, ICT, teaching and academia are some of the most popular choices, but there are many other careers that you may not have considered. Read more!
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Join the IMA as a Maths graduate and access a range of member benefits that will help you as you start your career. Find out more about joining us.
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.
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 […]
The kissing number In mathematics the ‘kissing number’ is defined as the largest number of circles which can touch another given circle of the same size. You can find the solution easily by using coins. It is pretty obvious that only six coins can touch another central coin at one time. Therefore in two dimensions […]
Mathematics graduates are extremely sought after by employers. They have highly developed numerical and logical thinking skills, as well as the ability to analyse difficult problems. What type of career can a mathematics degree lead you to?
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.
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.
Have you ever wondered about how many gifts the singer received in the famous Twelve Days of Christmas song? The answer might surprise you!
If you are not interested in the subject itself, don’t do postgraduate research! If you are, then do it – you need have no other reason. Much of what needs to be said about coping as a postgraduate is common to that for MSc and undergraduate students, especially for the project work that is required. […]
If you are thinking about completing a maths PhD then you will probably have lots of questions. Which topic should you study and at which university? How do you apply and by when? Most applicants are also wondering how they will fund their maths PhD, with access to funding being a major factor in their […]
Hidden Figures tells the true story of three African-American women who worked at NASA in the 1960s. Their story is remarkable for many reasons – not only were they women working in a male dominated research environment – they were also working in a segregated America where Black people weren’t allowed to attend the same […]
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