There are plenty of opportunities when you are out shopping to include your child in discussions about financial decisions.
Learning about real-life money decisions from a young age helps kids learn maths and improves their financial literacy.
If the government expanded the new $73 million Student Work-Integrated Learning program to all students it could help tackle Canada’s most intractable social problems — such as homelessness, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, affordable housing, social cohesion and intercultural understanding.
A new government program will create 10,000 work placements for undergraduates in only business and STEM subjects. Why not fund students to innovate in the social sector too?
How can geometry track with our political values?
Gerrymandering is being hotly debated around the US. Can math help us figure out how to divide the country up fairly?
Many scientific studies aren’t holding up in further tests.
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Scientists have a big problem: Many psychological studies don't hold up to scrutiny. Is it time to redefine statistical significance?
We need to build algorithms that act ethically.
Creating an ethical machine learning system is no simple task, but maths can help.
We’re living longer than ever. But how many of those years will we be healthy?
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How many healthy years of life do you have ahead before you become unhealthy – and then die? One model tries to find the answer.
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High school students can blame ancient India for quadratic equations and calculus.
Turning zero from a punctuation mark into a number paved the way for everything from algebra to algorithms.
Michael Shannon and Michael Stuhlbarg in the film “The Shape of Water.”
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This year's Toronto International Film Festival is a further example of how science, technology, engineering and math illuminate movies – and, in the process, our minds.
Can you cut it in this math problem?
Dreading math class as you head back into school? Never fear: Try these tips from famed mathematician George Pólya.
Peter Nightingale (left) and Ian Gent with two of the eight queens needed for the ‘8-queen’ problem.
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Solving the P vs NP problem is one of mathematics' most intractable puzzles, and there's US$1m prize money for the first to do so.
There’s much more to mathematics than computation, and that’s where more contemporary technologies can improve primary mathematics.
Many parents are demanding less technology use in the classroom due to the amount of screen time children get at home. This story explores whether maths education and technology go hand in hand.
The Plimpton 322 tablet.
A 3,700-year old Babylonian clay tablet reveals an ancient method of constructing right-angled triangles that makes it the world’s oldest and most accurate trigonometric table.
An ion-trap used for quantum computing research in the Quantum Control Laboratory at the University of Sydney.
Quantum computing is being described as "just around the corner". Is it?
Nature gave us ten fingers, so it makes sense to count to ten. But what happens when we run out of fingers?
Why are there 60 minutes in an hour, and not 10? Why do we count up to 10, anyway? Quentin, age five, wants to know.
Edward Teshmaker Busk.
On the trail of the men of Britain's Royal Aircraft Factory, who gave their lives to help create the world's first air force.
Humans behave like atoms when viewed from a distance.
Mapping connections at your next shindig.
Let's say you want the perfect mix of friends and strangers at your next party. Mathematicians have been working on a version of this problem for nearly a century, and the answer is complicated.
It took 80 years for a woman to be awarded the highest prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal.
Mirzakhani was a luminary in her field.
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Mirzakhani blazed to the top of her field due to her talent. But who she was and where she came from also make her a role model for those from underrepresented demographics in the world of math.