Mathematics - Research News

Symmetrically So

 Mathematics - Research News
 05 May 2022
Exploit the symmetry and turn this quartic into a quadratic....

Which Spinners?

 Mathematics - Research News
 03 May 2022
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?...

All Square

 Mathematics - Research News
 02 May 2022
Solve the system of equations xy = 1 yz = 4 zx = 9...

Triangles and Petals

 Mathematics - Research News
 30 April 2022
An equilateral triangle rotates around regular polygons and produces an outline like a flower. What are the perimeters of the different flowers?...

Peas in a Pod

 Mathematics - Research News
 29 April 2022
What is the chance this pea plant will look like its parents?...

Researchers have a formula for getting in the flow

 Mathematics - Research News
 26 April 2022
The immersive and often exhilarating experience of "flow" while playing sports, making art, or working is a much sought-after state of mind associated with peak creativity and productivity, which is why artificial intelligence programmers and human resource departments alike are eager to find ways...

Italian nurse acquitted of murder after statistical analysis

 Mathematics - Research News
 26 April 2022
Italian nurse Daniela Poggiali was arrested and convicted of murdering two hospital patients in 2014. Her case attracted the attention of Leiden statistician Richard Gill. After his investigation, together with an Italian colleague, Poggiali was acquitted last autumn. Together with fellow...

Estimating the informativeness of data

 Mathematics - Research News
 26 April 2022
Not all data are created equal. But how much information is any piece of data likely to contain? This question is central to medical testing, designing scientific experiments, and even to everyday human learning and thinking. MIT researchers have developed a new way to solve this problem, opening up...

Three Neighbours

 Mathematics - Research News
 24 April 2022
Take three consecutive numbers and add them together. What do you notice?...

Cylinder Cutting

 Mathematics - Research News
 19 April 2022
An activity for high-attaining learners which involves making a new cylinder from a cardboard tube....

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