# Articles on Geometry

## Long before Silicon Valley, scholars in ancient Iraq created an intellectual hub that revolutionised science

The House of Wisdom was populated by a number of multitalented thinkers – at a time marked by fervent collaboration and intellectual prosperity in the Arabic-speaking world.

## Exploring the mathematical universe – connections, contradictions, and kale

Mathematicians are like anatomists learning how a body works, or navigators charting new waters.

## Does Amber Heard really have the world’s most beautiful face? An expert explains why the Golden Ratio test is bogus

It has long been thought the ancient Greeks used the Golden Ratio to beautify their art and architecture. Turns out that’s not really true.

## Learn how to make a sonobe unit in origami – and unlock a world of mathematical wonder

I’m a mathematician whose hobby is origami. It has inspired mathematicians to solve problems once thought impossible, and create folding telescope lenses, airbags and solar panels.

## How ancient Babylonian land surveyors developed a unique form of trigonometry — 1,000 years before the Greeks

Ancient Babylonians achieved a practical application of trigonometry that was massively advanced for the time.

## The proposed new maths curriculum doesn’t dumb down content. It actually demands more of students

The proposed maths curriculum would result in a deeper understanding of key concepts. It expects students to explain their maths reasoning rather than present their answer without justification.

## Is mathematics real? A viral TikTok video raises a legitimate question with exciting answers

What did Pythagoras do with all those triangles, anyway?

## Homeschooling math lessons: Think dice games, cooking fractions and ratios with chocolate milk

Improving a child’s sense of numbers, and their understanding of probability, fractions, ratios, shapes and patterns, can all be incorporated into daily life or with simple games.

## A math teacher’s plea: Let’s keep pi irrational

Technology in the math classroom should enhance and extend, rather than replace, how to think mathematically.

## Want to fix gerrymandering? Then the Supreme Court needs to listen to mathematicians

Supreme Court justices have previously called statistical methods of measuring partisan gerrymandering ‘sociological gobbledygook’ and ‘a bunch of baloney.’

## The weird world of one-sided objects

The inventor of the brain-teasing Möbius strip died 150 years ago, but his creation continues to spawn new ideas in mathematics.

## 5 math skills your child needs to get ready for kindergarten

Through games and household tasks, parents can help their children learn basic math skills like counting, geometry and algebraic thinking.

## Math shows how DNA twists, turns and unzips

Mathematical models can describe the many shapes of DNA, as well as cellular processes like DNA replication.

## Why I teach math through knitting

In this professor’s class, there are no calculators. Instead, students learn advanced math by talking, drawing pictures, playing with beach balls – and knitting.

## Stop criticizing bizarrely shaped voting districts. They might not be gerrymandered after all

Gerrymandered districts are under fire across the US. But a weird district shape isn’t necessarily a bad one.

## Rebooting the mathematics behind gerrymandering

Gerrymandering is being hotly debated around the US. Can math help us figure out how to divide the country up fairly?

## Maryam Mirzakhani was a role model for more than just her mathematics

Mirzakhani blazed to the top of her field due to her talent. But who she was and where she came from also make her a role model for those from underrepresented demographics in the world of math.

## Did artists lead the way in mathematics?

Mathematics and art are generally viewed as very different. But a trip through history – from an Islamic palace to Pollock’s paintings – proves the parallels between the two can be uncanny.

## Corals, crochet and the cosmos: how hyperbolic geometry pervades the universe

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

## From Newton to Einstein: the origins of general relativity

This month is the centenary of the general theory of relativity. But how did we get from the absolutism of Newton to the relativity of Einstein?

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