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Two-for-one maths GCSE ‘doesn’t add up’

Two-for-one maths GCSE ‘doesn’t add up’

THE government has been accused of devaluing GCSEs with proposals to introduce a “two for the price of one” maths qualification.


Sum of Digits of Prime Numbers Is Evenly Distributed

Sum of Digits of Prime Numbers Is Evenly Distributed

On average, there are as many prime numbers for which the sum of decimal digits is even as prime numbers for which it is odd


The mathematics of gambling

The mathematics of gambling

FIVE years ago, Londoner Ashley Revell sold his house, all his possessions and cashed in his life savings. It raised £76,840.


Code Breaking on a Chip

Code Breaking on a Chip

New Scientist reports a remarkable breakthrough on two fronts - quantum computing and the security of encryption.


Mathematics helps to fight cancer

Mathematics helps to fight cancer

Mathematicians are using their skills to understand how cancer cells grow and then to use this to understand the spread of the disease in the body.


President 2011 - 2012

President 2011 - 2012

Paul Andrews to be the MA President for the year 2011 - 2012


How long is a piece of paper?

How long is a piece of paper?

Have you ever tried to fold a piece of paper - and then keep on folding it?


Maths 'no better than in 1970s'

Maths 'no better than in 1970s'

Pupils are no better at maths now than they were 30 years ago - despite a rise in exam grades, a study suggests.


To the nth dimension

To the nth dimension

In a feature in the New Scientist entitled Beyond space and time: Fractals, hyperspace and more there is a a graphic and thought provoking look at the idea of 'dimension'


Credit crisis and risk

Credit crisis and risk

The credit crisis would not have been as bad if investment banks’ risk management systems worked well