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 […]
You are probably already thinking about your career choices after you leave university. This is exciting but can also be nerve-wracking, unless you’re one of the few who have planned their career even before arriving at university. Read more!
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You have already made the decision to study maths at university, but how do you decide which courses to apply for? This article won’t tell you where to choose, but hopefully it will get you to ask the right questions, so that you can make a good decision for yourself. Will I be accepted? This […]
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 […]
Euler’s Number, written as e, is probably the second most famous mathematical constant after Pi. But what is Euler’s Number, and how do we calculate it?
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The heart shape is one of the most well-known symbols of love throughout the world. But what is the equation of a heart? Don’t be content with drawing a traditional heart on your Valentine’s Day card – instead you could try using one of these equations.
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.
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