News from the world of Maths

December 5, 2013

Triangles do it, squares do it, even hexagons do it — but pentagons don't. They just won't fit together to tile your bathroom wall.

December 5, 2013

This year's PISA results have caused predictable headlines, but do the statistics add up?

December 4, 2013

How to colour a map

December 3, 2013

Make a fractal in infinitely many simple steps!

December 2, 2013

When Archilles and the tortoise race, who will come second? Find out behind door number two!

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?