News from the world of Maths

December 1, 2013

How can the number one help spot fraud in tax returns, elections, or mistakes in data sets? Find out behind door number 1!

November 29, 2013

It's nearly time for the Plus Advent Calendar!

November 28, 2013

This year has seen a flurry of results as mathematicians hunt down the elusive proof of the twin prime conjecture. Will they get their wish for Christmas this year?

November 22, 2013

As intelligent life forms in many universes join together to mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, we thought we'd add our own little anniversary acknowledgement by revisiting the Plus posters' moment of fame!

November 20, 2013

How to make a hard problem easy by changing the way you look at it.

November 19, 2013

A damaged space station, no ground communications, no power, and only one chance to get it right. No, it's not a movie but the words of astronaut Michael Foale, who used maths to save a space station — and his life.

November 6, 2013

A triangle has many centres....

November 4, 2013
You don't need to count to see that five apples are more than three oranges: you can tell just by looking. That's because you were born with a sense for number. But is that sense related to the mathematical abilities you develop later on?