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  1. News from the world of maths: Zero is the number of yearning... review of Strange Attractors: Poems of love and mathematics

    ... and JoAnne Growney published by A K Peters, Ltd. in 2008 ISBN: 978-1-56881-341-7 Publisher website: ...

    plusadmin - 19 Aug 2010 - 19:24 - 0 comments

  2. Volunteers discover new largest prime

    ... and others at CMSU, Cooper eventually managed to coordinate 700 PCs for the benefit of GIMPS. But although Cooper and Boone are no doubt ... he says, "GIMPS contributors were quite nervous during these 7 days between Friday 16th and Saturday 24th because they did not know if M43 ...

    plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 13:53 - 0 comments

  3. Why the answer to any sum is 10

    ... thousand two hundred and thirty-four is denoted by 75234 because, 75234 = (7 x 10 4 ) + (5 x 10 3 ) + (2 x 10 2 ) + (3 ...

    Marianne - 22 Oct 2012 - 13:46 - 0 comments

  4. Classroom activity: the game of life

    ... Ive been using this for years ...from 6th form to yr 7 The main point I like to make is that maths does not have to have an ...

    Marianne - 10 Nov 2010 - 14:42 - 2 comments

  5. International women's day 2012

    ... worked for no pay at Mathematical Institute of Erlangen for 7 years then joined the math department at University of Gottingen where she ...

    Marianne - 8 Mar 2012 - 16:34 - 2 comments

  6. 2011 in fours

    ... Permalink Submitted by Konstantin on November 7, 2016 8000=SQRT(SQRT(SQRT(4!-4)^4!))) ...

    Marianne - 1 Nov 2011 - 12:28 - 37 comments

  7. Biodiversity on the brink

    ... Permalink Submitted by Anonymous on May 7, 2016 This is a great article. Somewhere in it I wish ...

    Marianne - 5 Feb 2014 - 12:31 - 1 comment

  8. Outer space: Rowing has its moments

    ... to the four ways to do this, which are 1+2-3-4-5-6+7+8 for (a), 1-2+3-4-5+6-7+8 for (b), 1-2-3+4+5-6-7+8 for (c), and ...

    Marianne - 24 Jul 2012 - 12:17 - 6 comments

  9. Mathematics and the nature of reality

    ... maths? — If you are, then you may be one of the 5 to 7% of the population suffering from dyscalculia, the mathematical equivalent of ...

    Marianne - 4 Mar 2015 - 12:51 - 2 comments

  10. Understanding uncertainty: Infinite monkey business

    ... approximately equal to 1 in (10 1.5 ) 5,000,000 = 10 7,500,000 . So each time the monkey starts typing, there is a chance of p =1/10 7,500,000 of completing Shakespeare. This probability is rather small but it ...

    plusadmin - 29 Jul 2014 - 14:37 - 2 comments