UK Maths

New Maths Course Will Teach Students How To Split Bills And Take Out A Mortgage

The Huffington Post UK | Jordan Freud | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

From compound interest at your bank to working out how to get the best money exchange rates, a practical maths qualification has been released by an e...

Can You Solve This Fiendishly Difficult Maths Question For 6-Year-Olds?

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Parents

Struggling with your kids' homework is a way of life for most parents. Your school years are so far in the past it's a miracle you can remember your t...

Making Maths Count in the UK

Vic Lennard | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
Vic Lennard

Last week's furore with one of the maths GCSE papers raised some interesting points. There were a number of difficult questions including the now infamous one referred to as the Hannah's sweets question..

The Improbability Principle: Expecting the Unexpected

David J. Hand | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
David J. Hand

My bet is that you've never won a lottery jackpot. Few people have. After all, for example, for a ticket in the UK national lottery there's only a 1 in 14 million chance of winning. That's like getting 24 heads in a row when tossing a fair coin: you wouldn't want to hold your breath!

Can You Solve This Fiendishly Difficult Maths Puzzle For 8-Year-Olds?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

You've probably had your fair share of puzzling maths questions that your child has presented to you. We get it, taking your brain back to your sc...

This Fiendishly Tricky Maths Question Has Gone Viral And It's Melting Our Brains

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

A fiendishly difficult maths question from an exam for students at an elite Singapore high school has gone viral. Posted on the Facebook wall of t...

Early Childhood and an Introduction to Maths

Daniel Lightwing | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Lightwing

I often think about where a talent in mathematics comes from? Is it a side effect of having Aspergers? If I can't understand the society around me, Maths might seem like the easiest subject to relate to. A pure subject, untainted by human bias.

Homer Simpson 'Predicted The Higgs Boson'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Tech

The Higgs Boson particle - that so-called 'God Particle' (sigh) which gives other particles mass - was predicted by Professor Peter Higgs in 1964 et a...

Call to Action: Girl Geeks, Make Yourselves Known

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

Females account for between 15-20% of engineering and computer science students at universities in the UK. I had heard the numbers, but they had failed to capture just what it would feel like to find yourself in a large lecture room filled with 150 students, only 20 of whom were female.

Powering the Next Generation of Technologists

Luis Alvarez | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

At this time of year, with the latest devices and gadgets packed, parceled and delivered, it's easy to take for granted all the astounding innovations...

Competing With the Robots Is Not for Everyone

John Watson | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
John Watson It is the combination which is striking. On the same day last week (11 Novembe...

Should the Private Tutoring Industry be Regulated?

Alex Dyer | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

It is fast becoming one of the most popular jobs in the UK - and if the recent figures are true, the industry is now one of the most popular career choices out there...

Maths and Physics: A Formula for Success

Nicky Morgan | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Politics
Nicky Morgan

We want to show young people that maths and science can open up endless possibilities for their future - and for Britain's future too. Our plan for education will ensure that we equip every child with the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed - and our message is that maths and physics can get them there.

This App Lets You Cheat At Maths

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech

This app might be the biggest headache for teachers since the invention of the calculator watch. It's called photomath and using the iPhone's camera i...

This Giant Pendulum May Be The Most Beautiful And Mesmerising Thing You See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Because science. This pendulum wave contraption - made up of 16 bowling balls hanging from a giant wooden frame - sits in the grounds of a house in...

The New Curriculum: The Implementation May Be Messy But There Is a Definite Need for Change

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Carey Ann Dodah

This September a new national curriculum will be taught in schools across England. This could lead to testing times for parents, teachers and children alike, as they embark on the challenge of getting to grips with new expectations and new ways of learning.

The Last Taboo

Shirley Conran | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK
Shirley Conran

It is the last taboo. Talking about it is not something a nice girl does in mixed company, it is indelicate, unfeminine. Many women have been raised to believe that men are "naturally good" at money matters and women are "naturally bad" at money matters. It's not said directly, little girls pick up this idea by osmosis. Outside the home, for a man to say he wants more money or ask for a raise is acceptable; it goes with the hairy chest and the company car. But women can't say that, they won't even admit it to themselves and they don't want to think about why.

Heroines of STEM: Time for Some Flag Waving?

Holly Seddon | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Seddon

My daughter recently had to do a project for her science home work. She was making a board game that involved great scientists. Of course there was Einstein, Peter Higgs, Dmitri Mendeleev, Euclid, Joseph Black, Jan Van Helmont, Galileo, Schrödinger (and his cat)... Only the cat wasn't male. And that was because it was a theoretical cat.

From a Little (More) STEM Can a Great Economy Grow

Nikki Yates | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikki Yates

We have a problem in the UK, and that problem is having a detrimental impact on our performance, our growth, and our ability to compete on a global stage.

Radio Maths is Fun!

Wendy Jones | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Wendy Jones

We already knew that poor numeracy was more widespread than poor literacy and that around half the population of working age had only primary school-level maths skills (too many power naps at secondary school?). We also knew that poor maths was linked to lower earnings (even more so than poor literacy is) and possibly to wider wellbeing. But now the new economic research put a figure to the estimated overall cost.

Happy Pi Day!

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Tech

It's Pi Day, Pi Day, gotta get down on Pi Day. Everybody's look-ing for-ward to the weekend. Unfortunately while it is true that March 14 - 3.14 - ...

Chinese Teachers Shipped Into Boost Brits' Maths Skills

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

Maths teachers from China will be shipped over to boost British pupil performance in the subject and to overhaul the way the UK teaches numeracy. A...

Schools Guilty Of Gender Stereotyping, Research Claims

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly half of state schools in England are guilty of contributing towards gender stereotyping, with few bothering to tackle the gender bias of subjec...

Maths? Eurgh! It's Time to Inspire Your Children to Love Numbers

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Carey Ann Dodah

Maths - the number of times I hear "I'm no good at maths!", "I hate it", "I'm not a numbers person", "I always fail at maths". The strange thing is, it's often said with a smile, a shrug, an acceptance that it's normal, it's ok. In contrast you would hardly ever hear someone admit in public "I can't read", "I can't write" and if someone did I am confident it would not be said with a smile.

There's Something Odd About Today's Date

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

Maths fans, one for you. Today's date is a numerical phenomenon which only occurs five times a century, and this is the last one in the 21st century. ...