If you cannot communicate a concept clearly, then you don’t understand it well enough yourself.

The brain can count small numbers or compare large ones. But it struggles to understand the value of a single large number. This fact may be influencing how people react to numbers about the pandemic.

Numerology ties in with how our brains work, but that doesn’t mean its claims make sense.

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

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.

Understanding numbers in the news or social media can empower you to figure out risks and make good choices. Here’s what to look out for to make sure you aren’t misled by COVID-19 coverage.

It’s awfully hard to wrap your mind around a sum that large. But converting it to a more bite-size representation can affect a voter’s willingness to support government spending.

Don’t just tell us how many new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, tell us how many people you tested as well. That helps us to know if things are getting better or worse.

A reduction in OSHA inspectors may lead to a reduction in workplace safety.

Generally speaking, if your English-speaking child is at least six years old by the end of the year, there are some standard things they should know and be able to do.

Honeybees are good at maths, but it was thought they could only count to four. That is, unless you present them with a task in which they are punished with a bitter-tasting drink for getting it wrong.

How mathematically proficient are you? And do you have the skills to back up your level of math confidence? The answers to those questions may have ramifications for your financial and physical health.

The Romans were great engineers but they had a terrible number system. It didn’t even have zero.

To multiply two numbers by hand take a few steps but it’s something we’re taught in school. When dealing with big numbers, really big numbers, we need to a quicker way to do things.

Numbers are largely viewed as holding the truth. But this is an unrealistic expectation.

How useful is the information you get from the measure of any thing? That depends on what you chose measure in the first place, and that’s not always clear.

Linguistic clues show how people around the world first developed mathematical thought.

You may not know it, but the elementary math wars are raging. Our expert explains the ‘new math’ - why it works for kids, and how to do it.

Today’s news can often involve mind-bogglingly large numbers. A math professor shares some tricks for understanding it all.

High school students can blame ancient India for quadratic equations and calculus.