The secret life of numbers 30 June 2009

The secret life of numbers

How do you spark off an interest in maths when the curriculum seems dreary? It's all about mystery, big stories and journeys to infinity and beyond, says Marcus du Sautoy.

He starts from his own experience - and particularly the fact that most people are are utterly surprised to discover that there is any creativity in mathematics. He goes on to recount his own mathematical journey and the things that excited and fascinated him.

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