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.

People who struggle with numbers are also likely to struggle in life, new research shows.

Everyone is raving about Adele’s new album ‘30.’ A mathematician muses about the “Adele sequence”: the patterns of numbers in her album name.

Machine learning systems can now aid human intuition to create mathematical conjectures and proofs.

Did humans invent mathematics or does it exist independently?

Grocery shopping and family meals are prime opportunities to build reading and math skills – particularly for young Latino children, a new study finds.

Math educators share four ways parents can use counters, like candies or lego pieces, to lead ‘number talks’ that help kids develop an understanding of how numbers are related.

Day 4 of our Understanding Islam series. Knowing the historical contributions of Islam and its influence on other faiths can help counter many assumptions about the religion today.

Calculating pi with unprecedented accuracy has zero scientific usefulness. But as a show of computing muscle and a mathematical curiosity, it’s endlessly intriguing.

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

We can fine-tune bacteria using algorithms to help them produce the things we need, from antibiotics to methane.

A wide range of animals seem to have a grasp of numbers – but humans hold the trump card.

A century after publishing major papers in theoretical mathematics, German-born Emmy Noether continues to challenge and inspire mathematicians with her story and mathematical legacy.

New research shows that secondary pupils who take maths past 16 have higher levels of a chemical that boosts brain plasticity and learning in general. What other teaching can provide this?

Cauliflowers are unique, and now we know why.

A formula found often in nature, many artists believe that following the golden ratio leads to the most aesthetically pleasing work. It can also accidentally turn up in musicals.

The traveling salesperson problem is so difficult that practical solutions can never be perfect – only good enough. The challenge is coming up with the best approximations.

While the mobilization of mathematical literacy can be a powerful tool in the context of social movements, there is also dangers in numerating violence and pain.

Even if every human being on Earth went for a dip in the ocean at the same time, they’d be just a drop in the bucket compared to the size of the planet’s seas.

Long thought to have originated in Ancient Greece, the golden ratio that forms the basis of the Swiss design style may have first emerged in Africa.