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
The questions young people tend to ask about maths often relate to their personal experience of how they found maths in school.
Some argue understanding the layout of a roulette wheel can help you beat the casino. They're wrong.
Some have suggested that deracialising the academy requires all researchers, teachers and students to link knowledge and identity. What might this mean for mathematics?
Is the rise of big data and the use of algorithms by businesses to blame for modern society's ills?
There's no Nobel Prize in mathematics, but math undergirds much high-level science. The 2016 Nobel in Physics rewards work in topology, a branch of math with multiple real world applications.
We don't know what knowledge we'll need in the future, and that's where maths research comes in.
A new way to generate random numbers can improve mathematics, cybersecurity and even predictions about the future. How does it work, and what does it mean for us?
An instant likely feels different to a person, or a redwood, or a gnat. What's infinitely small for one might be a whole lifetime for another – and that scale influences the choices we make.
If computers ruled the roads, we might be out of a jam.
The fashion industry attracts creative young minds. But to succeed as a designer in a time of rapid technological change, knowledge of maths and science is invaluable.
Turns out the English Premier League is a lot more unpredictable than Spain's La Liga, which could be why it attracts so much funding.
Many scientists didn't believe that crystals made up of never-repeating patterns could exist. But they do and scientists are starting to understand the weird maths behind them.
... and how wind played its part.
A mathematician shares some tips on how to avoid four-hour car park grid lock.
£41m will be spent on 'mastery learning' – will it improve learning in primary schools?
Mathematics can help musicians and music enthusiasts create rhythms that would be hard to play manually or to otherwise compose.
A new mathematical model of ISIS supporters' online behavior provides insights into how cyberactivity relates to real-world attacks.
It's 30 years since the release of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Here's why he got away with it.
A new field of research aims to deepen, and even quantify, our understanding of artistic style. We use mathematical techniques to help discover novel insights, even in well-studied paintings.