# Articles sur Mathematics

## The genius at Guinness and his statistical legacy

A statistical method widely used today by scientists and others is all thanks to a statistician at a Guinness brewery whose work was published anonymously more than a century ago.

## This March Madness, we’re using machine learning to predict upsets

Can a computer model correctly predict the results of the first round in this year's tournament? These mathematicians think so.

## Celebrating Marion Walter – and other unsung female mathematicians

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.

## The heartbreaking story of the flying mathematicians of World War I – podcast

The audio version of a long read on the daring mathematicians who took to the skies to help make early air travel safer.

## Maths is revolutionising the study of history – here’s how

The internet has not only changed the kinds of answers historical study can provide, but also what questions can be asked.

## The math behind the perfect free throw

A basketball computer program simulates millions of trajectories in search of the ideal shot.

## How mathematics is helping to fight cancer

Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Mathematicians have joined the fight, developing models to both test cancer drug combinations and understand chemotherapy drug resistance.

## Mathematics: forget simplicity, the abstract is beautiful - and important

Through abstraction, the underlying essence of a mathematical concept can be extracted.

## A newly discovered prime number makes its debut

The discovery of a new prime number -- and it’s a big one -- is a great opportunity to revisit Marin Mersenne, the French theologian who dreamed of a formula that could predict where they hide.

## Why all children must learn their times tables — and fun ways to teach them

Parents can teach very young children to "skip count" at the kitchen table, and it will set them up to be successful math learners throughout their secondary and post-secondary education.

## How to avoid a sucker bet – with a little help from maths

With a proposition bet, the odds are always against you.

## Why do we need to know about prime numbers with millions of digits?

Prime numbers are a mathematical mystery.

## Can math predict what you’ll do next?

Predicting human behavior is big business. But science may never be able to do so with perfect certainty.

## Maths challenge: England has one of the biggest gaps between high and low performing pupils in the developed world

But could the influences of Shanghai and Singapore help?

## How an Iraqi translation project is helping to rebuild science in the Arab world

The voluntary ITP is a much-needed service that translates science-related digital materials into Arabic for a general audience.

## The mathematics of Christmas: A review of the Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus

How do you prove Santa Claus exists using mathematical logic? A review of Fry and Evan's book on the mathematics of Christmas.

## 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.

## Millions, billions, trillions: How to make sense of numbers in the news

Today's news can often involve mind-bogglingly large numbers. A math professor shares some tricks for understanding it all.

## Gender parity and queer awareness needed in mathematics

Mathematics departments in Canada have a poor record on equity, diversity and inclusivity says a gay mathematics professor. Here he speaks about the hopeful changes he sees coming.

## Is there too much emphasis on STEM fields at universities?

If leaders of educational institutions are concerned about the employability of graduates, they should avoid over-investing in STEM subjects and stop snubbing liberal arts.