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Explained: Why India marks National Mathematics Day on December 22

December 22, 2019 8:38 pm

Ramanujan’s genius has been regarded by mathematicians to be at par with Euler and Jacobi from the 18th and 19th centuries, respectively.

The mirror image of 'Pi' value reads 'Pie', and more fun math facts

December 23, 2019 4:53 pm

A Science Teacher explains: In a crowded room, two people probably share a birthday It only takes 23 people to enter a room to give you an even chance that two of them have the same birthday. With 75 people in the room the chances rise to 99 per cent.

A math problem: How Delhi government is trying to get students to learn this subject better

October 21, 2019 9:41 am

The 2019 board exam results were the start of a new experiment for the Delhi government. Having realised that mathematics was dragging the pass percentage down, schools and the education department have spent months trying to address the stumbling block. The Indian Express looks at how they’re going about it.

Meet the Bengaluru mom who created a math app to help her daughter

October 18, 2019 4:58 pm

"I faced challenges in getting my daughter interested in Mathematics. While I was exploring teaching material for my daughter, I realised that most things out there still looked the same as when I was in school," said the mother.

Explained: Why is there no mathematics Nobel? The theories, the facts, the myths

October 16, 2019 11:57 am

Researchers have looked for answers, and the generally accepted theory is that the idea of such a prize never occurred to Alfred Nobel.

Fun ways to teach toddlers the joy of numbers

October 23, 2018 12:34 pm

Games such as making newspaper balls and throwing them in a net can be helpful as the children can count their hits and misses.

Safety in numbers: Cracking the coefficient code

November 29, 2015 3:14 pm

As if this was not puzzling enough, there were the expansions of irrational numbers, like the square root of 2. Irrational numbers are those which cannot be expressed in the form a/b, where both a and b are whole numbers.

The story of shunya

March 18, 2015 12:15 am

How Indian mathematicians defined zero as a concept.

The quarterfinal cutoff

March 11, 2015 8:17 pm

The World Cup with its round-robin format provides for some delightful mathematical entertainment

Math activates same brain region as great art or music

February 13, 2014 5:18 pm

The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.