To multiply two numbers by hand take a few steps but it's something we're taught in school. When dealing with big numbers, really big numbers, we need to a quicker way to do things.
Mathematicians have known how to solve something called an S-unit equation for several years. However, the process is so convoluted that few can actually use it to tackle their problems.
When is math not just math? Political conflicts have led to new study-abroad initiatives, the creation of a world-class university, the migration of mathematicians and serious educational reforms.
Supreme Court justices have previously called statistical methods of measuring partisan gerrymandering 'sociological gobbledygook' and 'a bunch of baloney.'
An obsession with statistics has made teams better than ever -- but the game is now more tedious for fans to watch.
Artificially intelligent drug design programs could discover new therapies for conditions that are difficult or prohibitively expensive to cure.
Mathematic models are becoming more sophisticated and now they could actually predict how likely a species is to die out.
In January, measles returned to the Pacific Northwest, while Ebola resurged in the Congo. It would take a lot more research for scientists to be able to stop threats like these in their tracks.
Data science is going to grow over the coming decades and requires trained graduates who can handle the work.
Bee brains contain less than one million neurons. Despite this, new research shows the honeybee can use symbols to perform basic maths, including addition and subtraction.
The Shanghai maths method is considered to be one the best in the world for teaching students mathematics, but it doesn't necessarily translate well into English schools.
In an attempt to respond to the TRC's calls to action, academic disciplines such as mathematics can contribute through community-led partnerships with Indigenous peoples.
A new study looks at decades of NCAA free throws, finding that women shoot at 3 percent higher consistency than men.
Anti-Semitism brought down one of the world's greatest centers for mathematical research.
High school girls who are more confident in their math abilities are more likely to pursue math in college and beyond.
Theresa May could game Conservative MPs by placing them into a 'prisoner's dilemma'.
Instead of getting "back to basics" to improve math skills, we should make math literacy a priority by developing, attracting and supporting skilled teachers, and improving math literacy at home.
Many Americans feel anxiety or dread when it comes to math. A lot of that anxiety starts in childhood.
Most math classrooms feature a teacher lecturing and students quietly working on problems. But research shows that a different approach would lead to better results.
Undergraduate statistics degrees have tripled in the past decade. Is 'statistician' really the sexy new job?