four-colour theorem

We debunk some common mathematical misconceptions.

It's one of mathematics' most famous results: every "map" can be coloured using at most four colours. What it doesn't usually apply to, however, are real maps.

Asking good questions is an important part of doing maths. But what makes a good question?

Human versus machine: who's better at proving theorems?
Road colouring problem solved
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Robert Hunt concludes our Origins of Proof series by asking what a proof really is, and how we know that we've actually found one. One for the philosophers to ponder...