I crunched the numbers, and they suggest the Robodebt algorithm’s error rate was on the order of 80%.

Maths anxiety is the feeling of tension and worry that interferes with a person’s ability to solve mathematical problems. It can be seen in children as young as five.

Pi gets a lot of attention this time of year, but there are plenty of other mathematical constants just as deserving of recognition.

Recent research shows how the relationship between alcohol consumption, queuing and crowds can lead to violent behaviour in city centres at night.

An epigenetic model of cancer that incorporates the concept of stochasticity could also explain why cancer risk increases with age and how biological development can be reversible.

Many people suffer from maths anxiety, which can make using numbers difficult.

Working with moveable pictures can help children learn an algebra rule: Whatever you do to one side of the equation, you need to do to the other. Here’s how teachers or caregivers can lead this.

Mathematics is not a “neutral” subject — cultural biases exist. A shift to more equitable teaching looks like teachers drawing on students’ knowledge, and students generating lots of solutions.

In the age of AI, people might wonder if there’s anything computers can’t do. The answer is yes. In fact, there are numerous problems that are beyond the reach of even the most powerful computers.

He was an important philosopher, mathematician and social reformer of his time. But Richard Price was subsequently written out of history.

The House of Wisdom was populated by a number of multitalented thinkers – at a time marked by fervent collaboration and intellectual prosperity in the Arabic-speaking world.

Mathematicians are like anatomists learning how a body works, or navigators charting new waters.

Despite being 25 years old, the Dixon-Coles model is still the gold standard of football prediction

Tangram is accessible yet challenging, and an excellent educational tool. It’s still used in schools today to help illustrate mathematical concepts and develop mathematical thinking skills.

Horse racing can be at thrill for punters and jockeys alike. But sex discrimination could be skewing the odds.

The fleeting nature of prices is prompting bold new research in econophysics and finance.

Synchrony is ubiquitous throughout the universe. But physicists’ equations predicted there could also be erratic exceptions marching to their own beat. Now they’ve been spotted in firefly swarms.

The disinformation age is changing what it means to produce fair or balanced reporting.

The assumption that more detail is better is questioned by a new study.

The greatest marathoner of our time just broke his own world record. Is an official marathon run in less than two hours any closer?