A new algorithm could reduce the amount of time it takes for ecologists to find bat roosts.

Districts across the country have struggled to improve access and diversity in advanced math classes for years. A new approach offers hope.

A new study uses maths and behavioural science to understand how your actions during an epidemic influence the spread of the disease (and vice versa).

Early writers on probability had explained how the ‘house advantage’ didn’t need to be large for a gambling enterprise to profit enormously. But gamblers and gambling operators were slow to catch on.

A new report analyses responses from more than 13,430 Australian students to understand their school experiences and how these impact on maths performance.

Want to bring extra life to a glass of champagne or soda water? Physicists will tell you to drop in a small object, such as a berry or raisin.

Our modern lives are influenced by algorithms at every step. We can trace this influence back more than 1,200 years ago – to a Muslim mathematician.

More than 3 million children in the US are homeschooled. Are they getting a good education?

More mathematics graduates, from more diverse backgrounds, are needed.

These are some of the most complex and important pieces of software ever written.

A flawed paper shakes confidence in the foundations of ‘quantum-proof’ encryption – and highlights the need for a new generation of experts.

With low-scoring games and a preponderance of deflected shots, randomness is much more likely to color NHL teams’ records than those of squads in the other four major US pro sports leagues.

Here’s a game: Tell a friend to give you any number and you’ll return one that’s bigger. Just add ‘1’ to whatever number they come up with and you’re sure to win.

Research on streaming maths classes shows we need to think much more carefully about this very common practice.

Fewer graduates means fewer data analysis experts to aid in knowledge creation and innovation.

A civil engineer lays out the physics behind Dali’s crash into the Francis Scott Key Bridge pier.

Imagine if you enrolled your child in swimming lessons but instead of a qualified swimming instructor, they were taught freestyle technique by a soccer coach.

What mathematicians call ‘disordered collections’ can help engineers explore real-world worst-case scenarios. The simple card game Set illustrates how to predict internet and electrical grid failures.

The average might come in handy for certain data analyses, but is any one person really ‘average’?

Principles from cognitive science can help help in the design of more effective teaching materials for maths.