UK Maths

Viral Maths Problem Baffles Adults Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Behold! The latest maths puzzle to boggle the internet's mind. 9 - 3 ÷ 1/3 + 1 = The problem went viral in Japan after a study reportedly found on...

Tackle 'Maths-Phobia' and Improve the Nation's Health and Wealth

Edwina Dunn | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK
Edwina Dunn

Shockingly three quarters of adults admitted they cannot work out how much sugar they should be eating from reading packets because their maths skills are too poor. A report from Unicef last week gave further credence to this, finding Britain 25th out of 37 wealthy nations for its equality levels in children's maths and science skills, as well as reading.

From Teaching Maths to a Global Stage

Colin Hegarty | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK
Colin Hegarty

When people think about teaching, they probably don't immediately think of it as a job with the potential to lead to the creation of a website used by thousands, and being named one of the top 10 practitioners of the profession in the world (with the related media coverage and interviews). Yet, for me, that's just what it's become...

Woman Is Left Well And Truly Stumped By This Simple Maths Question

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If a big brother is four years old and the little brother is half his age, how old would the little brother be when the big brother is 100? That's the...

How a Maths Revolution in Nurseries is Helping Children to Get a Good Start in School

Purnima Tanuku | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents
Purnima Tanuku

Have you ever called upon your trigonometry skills or done a quadratic equation since you wore a school uniform? Maybe not but that base, background knowledge probably gives you the confidence to get a calculator out or scribble sums on the back of an envelope when that's what is required.

Right for All the Wrong Reasons: Times Tables by Age 11

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

We're living in a technology-driven world. Calculations can be done in an instant; you no longer even need to reach for your calculator. A tablet, ipad, laptop or mobile telephone will almost certainly have a calculator function - you're never far away from something that will help you to deal with basic arithmetic if you can't do it for yourself...

Maths Anxiety Is Real. What Can a Parent Do?

Susie McBeth | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Parents
Susie McBeth

Maths is hard. Well, it is for most people. I used to have a distinct feeling of dread before every maths lesson. The kind that lay low in the belly and made you feel like you were constantly on the verge of vomiting.

9-Year-Old Invokes 'Girl Code' In Sassiest Maths Exam Take Down Of Recent Times

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Parents

A fourth-grader has take a rather fantastic stand against the moral ambiguities thrown up by a maths exam question by invoking the "girl code". Ma...

Students Are Losing It Over This Apparently Tricky 50 Cent Maths Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students in Australia, were left a little stumped after a rather tricky maths question appeared on their further maths exam. Teens who sat the Vict...

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.