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National STEM Centre Open Days, Autumn 2011

National STEM Centre Open Days, Autumn 2011

This autumn, the National STEM Centre is holding two free Open Day sessions for teachers, lecturers, and education advisers.


Bulgarian lottery - freak or foul ?

Bulgarian lottery - freak or foul ?

So what's special about the numbers 4, 15, 23, 24, 35 and 42?


Mathematical pool

Mathematical pool

chance game of pool led to a proof on the difficulty of certain shots


Every Child Counts boosts mathematics

Every Child Counts boosts mathematics

Ministers say that ending the 'can't do maths' attitude in adults is vital to helping lowest achievers.


UK school enlists Indian maths tutors online

UK school enlists Indian maths tutors online

Is this the answer or the wrong question?


Martin Gardner: 1914-2010

Martin Gardner: 1914-2010

Martin Gardner an honorary member of the MA, a prolific writer and populariser of mathematics, died on 22nd May 2010 at the age of 95.


Sequence encyclopaedia

Sequence encyclopaedia

Every sequence you ever wanted to know about. For example: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, ... what comes next ? The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences knows and gives you 54 different answers!


Pyramids are the best shape for random packing

Pyramids are the best shape for random packing

Two mathematicians found that the tetrahedra randomly packed into containers occupied 76 per cent of their containers


MA Annual Conference 14-16 April 2011

MA Annual Conference 14-16 April 2011

Mathematics: The Big Picture