To create accurate models that predict how ice sheets and oceans will react to changing climate, modelers need precise current data. One researcher heads to the ends of the earth to collect just that.
Rather than having teachers instruct students on solution methods, many students prefer to work out solutions by themselves or by working with other students.
A little mathematics reveals whether the government really did 'play god' with the Vietnam draft, as suggested by former deputy Prime Minister Tim Fisher.
People shouldn't let these tricky puzzlers reinforce their misguided notion that they stink at math.
What if instead of dismissing wrong answers as a sign of failure, maths teachers tried to understand how their pupils came to that answer and then guided them in the right direction?
Mathematics and cooking can both be about problem solving, excitement, aesthetics. And it's for you to decide for yourself what you like and don't like in both realms.
Some of history's most brilliant scientists have occupied the Lucasian Chair, including Newton, Dirac and Hawking. Others were not so stellar.
Analysis of a maths teaching method popular in East Asia shows promise, but not enough to roll out nationally yet.
Kids who think being good at mathematics is just a matter of God-given talent are less likely to pursue math-related fields. But research says this kind of belief is misguided.
If you know a bit about how numbers are made then you don't need to work out all 144 calculations in a 12 by 12 times table.
Computer scientists used to calculate how to make the modern world better by drawing analogies with nature. But now the backlash has begun.
John Nash is best known for his contributions to game theory, but he will also be remembered for his pioneering work in geometry.
The Nobel Prize winning mathematician made lasting contributions in the fields of game theory and topology. Famously portrayed by Russell Crowe in the movie A Beautiful Mind, he died May 23 at age 86.
Mathematician John Nash, who died on Saturday, May 24, left a lasting contribution to our understanding of Game Theory.
The award-winning mathematician gave his name to a concept in game theory that has many applications, from economics to the survival of meerkat colonies.
When rote learning and parroted answers replace real engagement with the material, children are bound to battle with maths. After-school homework clubs offer a different way of thinking.
Collect all the data you want, but if you can't figure out what you're looking at, it's useless. Topologists look for spatial relationships to figure out what the data can tell us.
Black male kids who start out by excelling in STEM gradually lose interest due to low teacher expectations and racial stereotyping. The result? Blacks hold only 6% of all STEM jobs.
Lots of kids have trouble remembering their times tables. Learning them by rote can mean a child knows the numbers but not what they mean.
The network of bone cells inside your skeleton rivals your brain in terms of complexity.