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The latest activity to be updated on this site is called "Which Operation?" (Decide which mathematical operation is required then use it to find the answers.).

So far this activity has been accessed 217 times and 4 people have earned a Transum Trophy for completing it.

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Connect 4 Factors

Connect 4 Factors

A mathematical version of the popular Connect 4 game based on getting four numbers with a common factor in a line. Fun for one, two or a whole class of pupils.

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Forecasting elections with a model of infectious diseases

Election forecasting is an innately challenging endeavor, with results that can be difficult to interpret and may leave many questions unanswered after close races unfold. Researchers have now borrowed ideas from epidemiology to develop a new method for forecasting elections. The team hoped the multidisciplinary nature of their infectious disease model could expand the community that engages with polling data and raise research questions from a new perspective. more...

Divide and conquer :A new formula to minimize 'mathemaphobia'

Maths - it's the subject some kids love to hate, yet despite its lack of popularity, mathematics is critical for a STEM-capable workforce and vital for current and future productivity. New research finds that boosting student confidence in maths, is pivotal to greater engagement with the subject. more...

How genetic variation gives rise to differences in mathematical ability

DNA variation in a gene called ROBO1 is associated with early anatomical differences in a brain region that plays a key role in quantity representation, potentially explaining how genetic variability might shape mathematical performance in children, according to a new study. more...

Novel method for measuring spatial dependencies turns less data into more data

Researcher makes 'little data' act big through, the application of mathematical techniques normally used for time-series, to spatial processes. more...

Mass screening method could slash COVID-19 testing costs, trial finds

Using a new mathematical approach to screen large groups for COVID-19 could be around 20 times cheaper than individual testing, a study suggests. more...

A new approach to artificial intelligence that builds in uncertainty

Artificial intelligence isn't perfect. In fact, it's only as good as the methods and data built into it. Researchers have detailed a new approach to artificial intelligence that builds uncertainty, error, physical laws, expert knowledge and missing data into its calculations and leads ultimately to much more trustworthy models. more...

'Universal law of touch' will enable new advances in virtual reality

Seismic waves, commonly associated with earthquakes, have been used by scientists to develop a universal scaling law for the sense of touch. A team used Rayleigh waves to create the first scaling law for touch sensitivity. more...

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