A major reason for poor performance in mathematics in Nigeria is that lessons in primary schools are not centred on pupils and activities.
You don't have to believe the official figures to realise that the rate of spread of the virus in Japan has been slower than in other countries.
Currently, the number of confirmed global COVID-19 cases is doubling about every six days. At this rate, Australia's health sector will be unable to cope.
Math is not primarily about numbers, but about thinking. It all begins with parent-child conversations about mathematical ideas.
NASA scientist Katherine Johnson was instrumental in getting people to the moon. Here are some of the lessons one mathematics professor believes she taught us all.
Mathematical modelling is capable of saving lives, assisting in policy and decision-making, and optimising economic growth.
As the 2020 elections near and disinformation campaigns ramp up, an expert on media literacy offers advice you can use to develop habits to exert more conscious control over your news intake.
The pioneering African-American "computer" has died aged 101.
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Scrambling it is much easier than solving it. But it still involves some fascinating questions, such as the number of random moves needed to consider the cube truly messed up.
The Euler spiral has helped engineers for over 100 years – now we're using it to understand biology.
For consistently great espresso, use less coffee and grind more coarsely, suggests a new study.
Watching the chances of victory change injects life into sports, both real and fantasy.
Wages, starlight and polls can all be interpreted using statistics. While probabilities, medians and noise can be challenging, a simple dice can provide insights into statistics.
Performance in mathematics matters for university entrance. Without it, school leavers are not eligible for many programmes.
Overt racism is easy to spot. But more subtle forms based on false narratives can be equally dehumanizing – and it's no joke.
How likely is it that everyone in a family Kris Kringle will draw their own partner? It took a roomful of mathematicians to find out.
Coding is beneficial to children, irrespective of their career path later on in life.
Largely unknown today, Bourbaki was the last mathematician to master nearly all aspects of the field. There’s just one problem: Bourbaki never existed.
Does it seem like your friends have better lives than you do? Mathematics, in the form of the "majority illusion," can help explain why.