## Articles

**Tom Körner**'s explanation really is a piece of cake, served up with a hefty estimate of pi.

**Shahn Majid**met up with

*Plus*to explain.

**Caroline Series**and

**David Wright**give a short introduction to the maths behind their beautiful images.

*Plus*went to see members of Norman Foster's group of architects to learn about the maths behind architecture.

**Joan Lasenby**tells us about the mathematics and engineering behind them.

**Robin Wilson**starts off a four part series on Euler with a look at his life and work.

**Runner up in the schools category**Being good at mental arithmetic isn't going to gain you much street cred these days. But, as

**Owen Daniel**explains, not so long ago it was a sure route to fame and fortune — even if you were a horse.