People young and old love the classic video game Tetris. A working knowledge of the spatial reasoning concepts underlying Tetris can set students up for success in mathematics.

This is a story about geometry, algebra and many different dimensions, best read with construction paper, scissors and tape on hand.

Math is more than memorizing times tables and doing homework problems. It is woven into more aspects of your life than you might think.

In 1993, a British mathematician solved a centuries-old problem. But he couldn’t have done it without the help of many other mathematicians, both historical and modern.

Nearly four decades after President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Math Awareness Week, math readiness and enrollment in college math programs continue to decline.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

What did Pythagoras do with all those triangles, anyway?

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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