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.
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.. in 1997 the USS Yorktown ground to a halt when one of its computers tried to divide by zero, crashing the entire network and causing the ship to lose control of its propulsion system!
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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.
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.
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 […]
Have you ever wondered about how many gifts the singer received in the famous Twelve Days of Christmas song? The answer might surprise you!
Pi (π) is the first number we learn about at school where we can’t write it as an exact decimal – it is a mysterious number which has digits which go on forever and has fascinated people for thousands of years.
Aberystwyth was the first university to teach mathematics in Wales and in 2022 we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of “Mathematics by the Sea”. Aberystwyth’s Department of Mathematics offers a broad range of three and four year mathematics degrees.
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 […]