Women's History Month is a time to recognize female role models. In mathematics, when we think of powerful women, we should think of Marion Walter.

Dreading math class as you head back into school? Never fear: Try these tips from famed mathematician George Pólya.

Maths occupies an eminent place in global schooling assessment criteria not just because of its content, but for the skills that are taught and developed alongside it.

There's extensive research evidence to suggest that grade repetition does more harm than good.

The quality of what pupils come to know, understand and are able to do has a big impact on students. Low quality leads to boredom as well as fear and anxiety about maths as a subject

£41m will be spent on 'mastery learning' – will it improve learning in primary schools?

You may have got what it takes to be a mathematical genius without even being aware of it.

More students are taking Advanced Placement calculus in high school. They may be learning techniques for solving certain problems at the expense of the mathematical foundations they need to advance.

Both have been much maligned by parents who felt like they couldn't help their kids with basic math homework. But the Common Core could help with conceptual understanding and math intuition.

Maths is all around us. Let children hunt for it.

People shouldn't let these tricky puzzlers reinforce their misguided notion that they stink at math.

Have you heard the one about Cheryl's birthday? It's the latest puzzle that's baffling people across the world.

An increase in science and maths requirements in U.S. high schools has lead to higher dropout rates, recent research has…

I disliked and feared maths for most of my school career and dropped it as soon as I possibly could. My mother recalls me crying as a five-year-old because: “I can’t do the people-on-the-bus sums”. If…

The British Chancellor George Osborne recently refused to answer a simple times table question posed to him by seven-year-old school boy Samuel Reddings. Osborne was asked the question 7x8, but declined…

Our future in science, technology and engineering relies on a foundation and understanding of mathematics. And while it is pleasing to see a growth in interest in our advanced mathematics course at the…

In the spirit of the current world championship bout between Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen and Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, we should seriously consider the role of chess in how young students…

Recently, as a community ambassador for ANU Student Equity, I took to a local secondary school to talk maths with a small group of students. The goal? To give them an enjoyable mathematical experience…

A couple of days ago on The Conversation, I set myself up with a task: to defend the usefulness of so-called “useless” maths. Today, that defence continues, with a look at the RSA algorithm. I finished…

I once made the mistake of asking a mathematician why he devoted his whole life to maths. “Because it’s fun!” he replied wildly, his flabby cheeks beaming with childlike excitement. “Ah, of course,” I…