Mathematics

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Rebranding maths as numeracy? It doesn’t add up
Two government advisers claim the subject seems ‘scary’ and ‘hard’, while academics warn of ‘mathematics anxiety’. Would changing a few names really help?

18, May, 2022 @2:54 PM

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Did you solve it? The funniest jokes in maths
The answers to today’s rib-tickling riddles

Alex Bellos

16, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Can you solve it? The funniest jokes in maths
An Irish professor walks into a bar

Alex Bellos

16, May, 2022 @6:13 AM

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Mundher Al-Adhami obituary
Other lives: Iraqi-born political activist and pioneer in maths education who supported teachers in challenging children to think

Margaret Brown

02, May, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Did you solve it? Are you a match for Britain’s teenage geniuses?
The solution to today’s puzzle

Alex Bellos

02, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Can you solve it? Are you a match for Britain’s teenage geniuses?
Smash this perplexing ping pong poser

Alex Bellos

02, May, 2022 @6:23 AM

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No, girls are not put off by ‘hard maths’, Katharine Birbalsingh | Letters
Letters: In response to the social mobility commissioner’s claim that girls are shunning physics because of its difficulty, Matthew Belmonte says we must make Stem classrooms welcoming places for all. Plus letters from Ruth Rising and Rachel Clark

Letters

28, Apr, 2022 @4:41 PM

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Did you solve it? Maths games with bad drawings
The solutions to today’s teasers

Alex Bellos

18, Apr, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Can you solve it? Maths games with bad drawings
Go figure, stick figure!

Alex Bellos

18, Apr, 2022 @6:26 AM

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Did you solve it? The magnificent Grabarchuks, Ukraine’s puzzle family
The solutions to today’s puzzles

Alex Bellos

04, Apr, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Can you solve it? The magnificent Grabarchuks, Ukraine’s puzzle family
Fun for you, cranium

Alex Bellos

04, Apr, 2022 @6:14 AM

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Zahawi’s English schools white paper leaves many in sector underwhelmed
Hopes were high after blunders of Williamson’s tenure, but 60-page vision for future offers little to inspire

Sally Weale Education correspondent

28, Mar, 2022 @6:51 PM

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