Math

Why (Statistically) I Will Die Alone

Charlie Albuery | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Charlie Albuery

This is a question that practically every male has asked himself at one point or another in his life. Unfortunately, there is rarely a hard and fast answer to the query. In reality, it's probably due to a number of physical and psychological factors that we could never measure. But that's boring.

Book Review: 'Math On Trial' by Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez

Abigail Tarttelin | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Abigail Tarttelin

Math On Trial is a study of several criminal cases where flaws in mathematical and statistical calculations and their analysis led to incorrect verdicts of guilt or innocence. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book!

11*11=?

PA | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

Many adults struggle with basic sums and rely on a calculator to add and subtract, new research suggests. Around one in six (15%) say they find the...

Guess What? The 'Good Will Hunting' Maths Problem Was Relatively Easy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Comedy

The film 'Good Will Hunting', if you remember, starred Matt Damon as a troubled janitor working at MIT - the twist being that he was, in fact, a secre...

Calculators Banned From Maths Tests

PA | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

Calculators are to be banned from maths tests for 11-year-olds, the Government has announced. The move comes amid concerns by ministers that primar...

Making Math Child Friendly: Learning Styles

Elena Barbiero | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Elena Barbiero

Individuals 'learn' because it serves them in some way, and children of course are more instinctive than adults. Regardless of learning style, a young child will want to learn something as a way of exploring the world, and will use all senses: this is because the rational brain is not yet in many cases ready to retain information merely from sitting down and 'taking notes'.

A Formula for Success

Caroline Jenner | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Jenner

In order to enable Europe's young people to be the agents of change and the recipients of a brighter future, we, as a community, need to do more to provide students with the skills and the motivation they need to succeed.

Meet The Maths Whiz Who's On A Different Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to make a career from doodling you'd better be ready to take on Vi Hart, the Stony Brook University music graduate and self-titled recreat...