### Maths in the Movies

Yes, Mathematics has been in lots and lots of movies. Check out the list by clicking on the image here:

June26

Yes, Mathematics has been in lots and lots of movies. Check out the list by clicking on the image here:

June26

Enjoy a wide selection of inspiring Mathematics talks at TED:

June25

Yes, you saw it first here…today’s visitor locations lined up near perfectly. Points that are on a straight line are called collinear. Today’s points did exactly that. Well done, visiting mathematicians! In Geometry, collinear points have the same gradient between any two points on the same line.

June25

A good follow up question to the last post. A really good reason to leave working in surd form (that is, with the root sign rather than the decimal) is to avoid doing calculations. But a much better reason is to do with the nature of irrational numbers – it is much more accurate to […]

June24

Yes, irrational numbers are encountered in junior high school. These are like those friends of yours who never stay still in one place. Our mathematical definition is that irrational numbers have decimal expansions that keep on going. They are not rational numbers that can be shown as a simple fraction (one integer divided by another […]

June23

Can creativity be learned? A new study of high-school pupils and math teachers presented recently at the Fourth Conference of Education of the Gifted at the University of Haifa found that two creativity traits can be improved during the learning process, while there is one that a person is – or is not – born with. Two traits of […]

June23

MATHS heads a back-to-basics curriculum revamp in Government proposals we told you of yesterday, under which pupils will be taught mental arithmetic, fractions and times tables from age five. Here a TV maths expert explains why she backs the plans. Elementary maths is so important — especially now. You need maths to go on to […]

June21

Here is a great little Maths game site which is an excellent one for the classroom or for junior students to try out at home and improve their Mathematics at the same time. Comes from Woodlands Primary School in the UK:

June21

A great way to think about graphs is to ask students, “What story is this graph telling”. This is a better than saying, “Describe this graph information”, etc. So, what story do you think this graphic is telling about earthquakes in east and southern Australia?

June21

Students may not have seen much about Topology while their heads are deep inside equations and trig functions. However, Mobius strips and Klein bottles are intriguing aspects of the area of Mathematics called Topology (literally, “the study of shapes”). Here is a Mobius Strip: The fun part of Mobius Strips is that students can make […]