The discovery of a new prime number -- and it’s a big one -- is a great opportunity to revisit Marin Mersenne, the French theologian who dreamed of a formula that could predict where they hide.
Parents can teach very young children to "skip count" at the kitchen table, and it will set them up to be successful math learners throughout their secondary and post-secondary education.
With a proposition bet, the odds are always against you.
Prime numbers are a mathematical mystery.
Predicting human behavior is big business. But science may never be able to do so with perfect certainty.
But could the influences of Shanghai and Singapore help?
The voluntary ITP is a much-needed service that translates science-related digital materials into Arabic for a general audience.
How do you prove Santa Claus exists using mathematical logic? A review of Fry and Evan's book on the mathematics of Christmas.
Gerrymandered districts are under fire across the US. But a weird district shape isn't necessarily a bad one.
Today's news can often involve mind-bogglingly large numbers. A math professor shares some tricks for understanding it all.
Mathematics departments in Canada have a poor record on equity, diversity and inclusivity says a gay mathematics professor. Here he speaks about the hopeful changes he sees coming.
If leaders of educational institutions are concerned about the employability of graduates, they should avoid over-investing in STEM subjects and stop snubbing liberal arts.
Learning about real-life money decisions from a young age helps kids learn maths and improves their financial literacy.
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?
Gerrymandering is being hotly debated around the US. Can math help us figure out how to divide the country up fairly?
Scientists have a big problem: Many psychological studies don't hold up to scrutiny. Is it time to redefine statistical significance?
Creating an ethical machine learning system is no simple task, but maths can help.
How many healthy years of life do you have ahead before you become unhealthy – and then die? One model tries to find the answer.
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.