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.
Learning about real-life money decisions from a young age helps kids learn maths and improves their financial literacy.
A new government program will create 10,000 work placements for undergraduates in only business and STEM subjects. Why not fund students to innovate in the social sector too?
Gerrymandering is being hotly debated around the US. Can math help us figure out how to divide the country up fairly?
Scientists have a big problem: Many psychological studies don't hold up to scrutiny. Is it time to redefine statistical significance?
Creating an ethical machine learning system is no simple task, but maths can help.
How many healthy years of life do you have ahead before you become unhealthy – and then die? One model tries to find the answer.
High school students can blame ancient India for quadratic equations and calculus.
Turning zero from a punctuation mark into a number paved the way for everything from algebra to algorithms.
This year's Toronto International Film Festival is a further example of how science, technology, engineering and math illuminate movies – and, in the process, our minds.
Dreading math class as you head back into school? Never fear: Try these tips from famed mathematician George Pólya.
Solving the P vs NP problem is one of mathematics' most intractable puzzles, and there's US$1m prize money for the first to do so.
Many parents are demanding less technology use in the classroom due to the amount of screen time children get at home. This story explores whether maths education and technology go hand in hand.
A 3,700-year old Babylonian clay tablet reveals an ancient method of constructing right-angled triangles that makes it the world’s oldest and most accurate trigonometric table.
Quantum computing is being described as "just around the corner". Is it?
Why are there 60 minutes in an hour, and not 10? Why do we count up to 10, anyway? Quentin, age five, wants to know.
On the trail of the men of Britain's Royal Aircraft Factory, who gave their lives to help create the world's first air force.
Humans behave like atoms when viewed from a distance.
Let's say you want the perfect mix of friends and strangers at your next party. Mathematicians have been working on a version of this problem for nearly a century, and the answer is complicated.
It took 80 years for a woman to be awarded the highest prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal.