The unlikely friendship that allowed an untrained Indian mathematician to become an acclaimed academic.

Warning: gross but highly sharable pictures of holes that might fill you with disgust.

Polls indicate that a large percentage of Americans know very little about Common Core, the standards for teaching math and English language arts. Here are some Common Core facts.

Lowering maths prerequisites to study science, engineering and commerce at university has led to students playing catch up for years. This should be fixed.

Far from being a waste of time, making maths education compulsory to 18 could help provide a clearer path to economic prosperity.

All sides in the debate on gun control in the United States are quick to point to numbers they say back their arguments. But are they playing fair with those figures?

We know pi appears when we talk about circles. But it appears in many other places, too. Why, pi, why?

This Pi Day we should celebrate William Jones, the 18th century Welsh farm boy who named the mysterious number.

Mathematicians have long been revealing the beauty in the one of nature's most mysterious numbers.

On international Pi Day it's time to look at Pi's position in unique formula that's praised much for its beauty in uniting several mathematical constants.

On the occasion of Pi Day, a look at the history of calculating the actual, and increasingly exact, value of pi (π).

A new book criticizes how and what American math classes are teaching. Singling out math instruction in this age of high-stakes testing and accountability is unsporting.

Scientific advances – including the recent discovery of gravitational waves – force us to deal with numbers so extreme they're virtually inconceivable.

The magic and wonder of the mathematics of straight lines in curved spaces is best explained when you look to nature for examples.

The largest known prime number has been discovered. But what does it all mean?

You might think statisticians could work out if a player has been cheating – it's not that simple.

Scientists have found that cancer growth follows the same mathematical law that predicts earthquakes.

Scientists have used maths to explain why some cats' fur makes them look like they're wearing a tuxedo.

A Japanese mathematician says he's proved a famous unsolved conjecture. The problem is, nobody can understand the solution he's put forth.

The first digits of numbers in a data set aren't distributed equally. And now you know more than a lot of fraudsters do – and should – when they're making up their phony numbers.