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.
Christopher Havens is a prison inmate serving time for murder. He's also a mathematics whiz who's advocating for more math in prison as a way to improve the chances of prisoners after release.
High school pupils enjoy using mobile devices for socialising. But their motivation to use devises decreases when it comes to studying online, especially unsupervised.
Think of yourself as learning alongside your child.
Cybersecurity risks are evolving rapidly. How can they be more effectively assessed and managed?
Whether you are predicting the outcome of an election or studying how effective a new drug is, there will always be some uncertainty. A margin of error is how statisticians measure that uncertainty.
To better understand how cancer tumors grow, mathematicians use diffusion models.
Our study shows that maths anxiety not only causes children to struggle in exams – it also means they learn less at school.
Ontario's new math curriculum was written by competent mathematicians relying on the latest research, and includes both coding and social-emotional learning.
What's taught in South African schools is at odds with the skills pupils need for the post-school world.
School boards across the country are using different measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. A new study suggests rotating students during different times at school could be most effective.
What did Pythagoras do with all those triangles, anyway?
Nobody expected that allowing more communication would make computational problems more reliable.
Long breaks from school lead to learning loss, with maths scores being particularly badly affected - but a return to core concepts could be the answer to a pre-pandemic problem.
Mathematically speaking, the Electoral College is built to virtually ensure narrow victories, making it very susceptible to manipulation and disinformation.
Without a vaccine, the cost of reaching herd immunity during a pandemic is counted in lives lost, and it won't quickly stop the virus's spread.