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Boom in applications for teacher training - and especially mathematics

Boom in applications for teacher training - and especially mathematics
25 February 2009

Increasing numbers of people are signing up to train as mathematics and science teachers


How mathematics killed the banking system

How mathematics killed the banking system
23 February 2009

How ‘quants’ got it all spectacularly wrong


Algorithms rule OK

Algorithms rule OK
23 February 2009

Ever wondered why traffic lights turn red when they do?


Mature students head boom in university applications

Mature students head boom in university applications
16 February 2009

According to a report in The Guardian the recession has triggered a scramble for a place at university


Cambridge entry is now A*AA

Cambridge entry is now A*AA
10 February 2009

Cambridge believes that, contrary to the popular view, the move favours state school over private pupils.


Math Exams in Britain Have Become Too Easy

Math Exams in Britain Have Become Too Easy
20 January 2009

The difficulty of questions on mathematics exams taken by 16-year-olds in Great Britain has declined significantly since 1951


Slide rules OK

Slide rules OK
10 January 2009

Between the abacus and the computer came the slide rule


Is God a mathematician?

Is God a mathematician?
4 January 2009

a book about this geometric idea and its embodiement in the Fibonacci numbers


Mathematician honoured in New Year’s list

Mathematician honoured in New Year’s list
4 January 2009

Professor Martin Taylor FRS was knighted in this years’ honours list.


A mathematical search engine

A mathematical search engine

New specialist mathematical search engine WolframAlpha launched