Maths in a minute

Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words. From symmetry to Euclid's axioms, and from binary numbers to the prosecutor's fallacy, learn some maths without too much effort.

In normal life higher dimensions smack of science fiction, but in mathematics they are nothing out of the ordinary.

A quick introduction to transcendental numbers, a famous problem which relates to them, and how the person who solved it became a victim of political tensions.

Introducing an indispensable tool of mathematical logic.

A game involving biscuits and maths — what could be better?

Take a quick trip to the foundations of probability theory.

Double counting proves a neat result in graph theory.