“We’re all mad here.”
"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." To understand the universe, we need more Mad Hatter mathematicians.
DNA knot as seen under the electron microscope.
Mathematical models can describe the many shapes of DNA, as well as cellular processes like DNA replication.
Parent engagement offices in ministries of education, parent engagement consultants, parent mentor programs: such measures could revolutionize schools and boost student achievement.
A systematic embrace of parents' untapped knowledge by schools could revolutionize education systems in Canada and globally.
It's not as simple as just hiring more immigration officers.
Australian mathematician Akshay Venkatesh honoured in this year’s Fields Medals.
I was in second year at the University of Western Australia when Akshay Venkatesh skipped first year maths and jumped straight into my classes. He was 13 at the time. Now he's won a prestigious award.
President Donald Trump delivers a lot of information through Twitter. Here he speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, March 2018.
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Networks of keywords are analyzed in Donald Trump's tweets from 2015 to the present.
Cheating at dice games is possible – but it does require some skills.
Math in yarn.
In this professor's class, there are no calculators. Instead, students learn advanced math by talking, drawing pictures, playing with beach balls – and knitting.
The tricky math behind your bus route.
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It's annoying when your bus route gets off schedule or when buses bunch together. Why has it taken engineers so long to fix the problem?
Many observers had hoped that the court's decision on Gill v. Whitford would provide some clarity on whether gerrymandering is constitutional.
Math Catcher volunteer, Janelle Dobson-Kocsis from the Kwanlin Dun Band, works with a student to build an object called “tensegrity.” This is one of Math Cather’s hands-on activities developed by volunteer and former PhD student, Alejandro Erickson.
Math Catcher Program
The Math Catcher Program aims to encourage youth - with an emphasis on Indigenous students - to consider mathematics as a field of study but also to have them appreciate mathematics in everyday life.
Where did our written numbers come from?
Linguistic clues show how people around the world first developed mathematical thought.
A health-care worker wears virus protective gear at a treatment center in Bikoro Democratic Republic of Congo, on May 13, 2018.
(AP Photo/John Bompengo)
History, and math, tell us that the Ebola virus spreads exponentially quickly. This means Ebola is a global problem and all nations need to rally -- to stop the epidemic fast.
The Colosseum: a well-known ellipse.
Not great at thinking in pictures? Try drawing, talking or using equations.
Agnesi was the first woman to write a mathematics textbook.
May 16 marks the 300th anniversary of the first woman to write a mathematics textbook.
Bertrand Russell is seen in this 1935 photo.
The work of Bertrand Russell, philosopher, social critic, mathematician and anti-war crusader, are still relevant today. Here's why fans should take in the Russell collection at McMaster University.
Microscopically engineering surfaces could stop water leaving behind rings of residue as it dries.
Primes still have the power to surprise.
Prime numbers are the biggest and oldest data set in mathematics. Why have they captivated mathematicians for millennia?
Flapping flags flutter.
Whether or not you’ve ever used the word flutter, you’ve encountered the phenomenon – in flags, airplanes, bridges and more. Mathematicians are still figuring out exactly why and how this happens.
Fourier’s name is inscribed on the Eiffel Tower.
Fourier's discoveries can still be felt in modern-day radiology, climate science and physics.