Mathematics has been used in the design of Gothic cathedrals, Rose windows, oriental rugs, mosaics and tilings. Geometric forms were fundamental to the cubists and many abstract expressionists, and award-winning sculptors have used topology as the basis for their pieces. Dutch artist M.C. Escher represented infinity, Möbius bands, tessellations, deformations, reflections, Platonic solids, spirals, symmetry,…
Volume 62, Number 2, February 2015
Newsletter No. 93, September 2014
Alexander Grothendieck, one of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th century, passed away November 13.
Teenagers who fail to get a C in their English and maths GCSE will be forced to study the subjects post-16. What do teachers think of the changes?
It’s time for a cultural shift in how we view maths in school and beyond, writes English teacher Alex Quigley
In our round up of the research and blogs on our radar this week: what teachers can learn from doctors, girls lack confidence with maths and questions about Teach First
Rob Eastaway suggests some ways teachers can help parents to support teenagers with maths at home
Mathematics is seen by many as hard, boring or both. But evidence suggests that a love of maths is no barrier to fun and humour, although a poor understanding of maths can have unpleasant consequences