In The Manic, Benjamin Labatut tells the story of the ‘smartest man of the 20th century’.

A mathematician explains the important difference between absolute risk and relative risk.

From math to evolutionary game theory, looking at cancer through different lenses can offer further insights on how to approach treatment resistance, metastasis and health disparities.

Changing attitudes to maths from the start of education can lead to more success later on.

What are the odds of the end of humanity? There’s no real way to know.

A book-length thought experiment uses math to investigate some of life’s big questions.

Mathematical models, video games and experiments with ants can all further our understanding of the dynamics of war.

Graphic novels pair text and images to explain complex topics – from thermodynamics to abstract math – without alienating STEM-averse students.

Humans have been making symbols for numbers for thousands of years. Different cultures developed their own symbols, but all use addition and multiplication, suggesting arithmetic is a universal truth.

By bridging culture and computation, heritage algorithms challenge the myth of ‘primitive cultures’ and forge a new understanding of science and art.

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

A math professor explains how he prepares future teachers to use poetry in their math instruction.

In the past, maths teaching has focussed on procedures and right answers. Today, teachers want students to form connections between concepts and solve problems.

School students can fall behind for many reasons. From missing school to learning difficulties and problems at home.

How did the letter x get its enduring role as a symbol of the unknown? A mathematician explains why it’s hard to say for sure.

Statistics show how a change of approach by England’s team marks a dramatic break with the history of Test cricket.

Many of the amino acids that make up proteins are encoded by genetic material in more than one way. An information theorist explains how principles of nature may account for this variance.

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

Any activity that you and your child enjoy can be educational, sometimes with just small tweaks.

College students can benefit from not taking math courses in their freshman year, new research shows.