Search results

  1. Maths in a minute: Shake to solve

    Suppose you have people in a room and each person shakes hands with each other person once. How many ...       Maths can be so easy! This puzzle is inspired by content on our sister ...

    Marianne - 28 May 2020 - 16:29 - 0 comments

  2. Maths in a minute: Clever sums

    ... adding up all the integers from 1 to 100? Tap them into a calculator? Write a little computer code? Or look up the general formula for ... how he did it. Notice that you can sum the numbers in pairs, starting at either end. First you add 1 and 100 to get 101. Next it's ...

    Marianne - 28 May 2020 - 16:28 - 3 comments

  3. Maths in a minute: The bridges of Königsberg

    In the eighteenth century the city we now know as Kaliningrad was called ... Like many other great cities Königsberg was divided by a river, called the Pregel. It contained two islands and there were seven ... article was inspired by content on our sister site Wild Maths , which encourages students to explore maths beyond the classroom and ...

    Marianne - 28 May 2020 - 16:24 - 1 comment

  4. The maths of COVID-19

    Maths plays an essential role in fighting COVID-19, which is why the pandemic has featured a lot on Plus . Here is all our coverage at a glance. This page will be ...

    Marianne - 28 May 2020 - 16:03 - 0 comments

  5. Meet your digital twin

    ... which diseases we might get, and how to best treat them? In short, what if we could all have our very own digital twin? ... heart. As usual, we also challenge ourselves to explain some maths in one minute. You can find out more about maths and medicine , ...

    Marianne - 28 May 2020 - 16:00 - 0 comments

  6. Maths in a minute: "R nought" and herd immunity

    ... an infected person goes on to infect, given that everyone in the population is susceptible to the disease. For COVID-19 this is currently ... Marianne Freiberger . Maths in a minute: "R nought" and herd immunity Permalink ...

    Marianne - 27 May 2020 - 11:24 - 4 comments

  7. Maths in a minute: Differential equations

    ... a steady speed of 70mph. If you arrive at your destination in 2 hours, then you'll easily work out that you have travelled a distance of ... countless uses for differential equations in all areas of maths and science. For a wide range of examples, see these Plus articles ...

    Marianne - 21 May 2020 - 15:44 - 0 comments

  8. The virus

    ... how to communicate science during a crisis, and explore the maths of herd immunity in one minute. To find out more about the topics covered in this podcast ...

    Marianne - 21 May 2020 - 15:45 - comments

  9. Maths in a minute: Social distancing

    Imagine lots of people in a park, sitting in the Sun. Each person wants to keep at least 2m distance to ...

    Marianne - 16 May 2020 - 13:46 - 5 comments

  10. Maths in a minute: the Fibonacci sequence

    ... you the first few numbers here, but what’s the next one in line? It turns out that the answer is simple. Every number in the Fibonacci ... stumbled across it in the 12th century while contemplating a curious problem. Fibonacci started with a pair of fictional and slightly ...

    Rachel - 7 May 2020 - 12:03 - 0 comments