Computer generated movies and electronic games: **Joan Lasenby** tells us about the mathematics and engineering behind them.

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

If you've ever watched a flock of birds flying at dusk, or a school of fish reacting to a predator, you'll have been amazed by their perfectly choreographed moves. Yet, complex as this behaviour may seem, it's not all that hard to model it on a computer. **Lewis Dartnell** presents a hands-on guide for creating your own simulations — no previous experience necessary.

Leonhard Euler was one of the most prolific mathematicians of all time. This year marks the 300th anniversary of his birth. **Robin Wilson** starts off a four part series on Euler with a look at his life and work.

*Plus* magazine is celebrating its 10th birthday. To mark the occasion, the founding editors of *Plus* look back on the beginnings, see what has changed in maths and public understanding of maths and pick out some of the articles they liked best.

Emily Poskett works as a government statistician for the Department for International Development. With lots of travel and the opportunity to make a real difference in poorer countries, her job is far more than just number crunching.