Our latest edition, Issue 05, is available now. Enjoy the articles online or scroll down to view the magazine as a PDF.
We chat to the chief scientific advisor to the Home Office about the role of scientists and mathematicians in politics
Rediscover linear algebra by playing with circuit diagrams
Explain the strange dynamics of certain insects using game theory
Fermat's Last Theorem with complex powers, wrapped in a story every mathematician can relate to
When slide rules used to rule... find out why they still do
Factorisation is often used in cryptography. But there's something even simpler which turns out to be just as hard.
Folding origami, building networks, making projections and multiple dimensions!
What is the real story behind the lady with the lamp?
Mary Somerville fights against social mores to become one of the leading mathematicians of her time.
Read more about the fire-breathing curves that appear on the cover of issue 05
Win £100 of Maths Gear goodies by solving our famously fiendish crossnumber
Mathematical fashion advice for an ever-changing world
Prof. Dirichlet tackles political arguments and werewolves in answering your personal problems
Part 4 of our mathematical comic's adventure
Solve the puzzles that appeared in Issue 05.
How to model bread making!
Are you feeling ideal? In your prime? Discover your inner mathematical object (plus handy term explainer).
Make calculations easy with this simple-to-make slide rule
The definitive chart of the circle's greatest parts
Vote for your favourite geometry instrument
The answers to the puzzles that appeared in issue 05
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Issue 04 was released on 4 October 2016. Enjoy the articles online or scroll down to view the magazine as a PDF.
Never be stumped by a maths problem again, with this crash course from the ever-competent Stephen Muirhead
James Grime gets intimate with 'the most beautiful woman in the world' from the golden age of Hollywood
Colin Wright juggles Euler, doodling and Millennium problems
Make your own treasures, guaranteed to be priceless on a future episode of Antiques Roadshow
Pythagoras gave us so much more than a² + b² = c²
Exploring the connection between maths and art.
Sit in your favourite chair and do away with those tedious algebraic proofs
Diego Carranza tells you to stop worrying and dimensionally analyse the bomb
We chat to Andrea about crime, maths and her fluid career
Vote for your favourite part of a circle
Follow our flowchart to find out where your true calling is
Part 3 of our mathematical comic's adventure
Don't be left behind... more mathematical fashion advice
Solve the puzzles that appeared in Issue 04.
How to make mathematical crochet
The definitive chart of chalk's greatest colours
The geometry of psychedelic hallucinations
Can you solve it?
Moonlighting agony uncle Prof. Dirichlet answers more of your personal problems
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Issue 03 was released in March 2016. Enjoy the articles online or scroll down to view the magazine as a PDF.
Solving differential equations instantaneously, using some electrical components and an oscilloscope
More than spirals and rabbits, Fibonacci gave us something much more fundamental.
The great contributions of the man who started popular mathematics
The story behind Issue 3's cover artwork
Counting the divisors of an integer turns out to be a rather hard problem
Why voting systems can never be fair
Teaching a bunch of matchboxes how to play tic-tac-toe
How can we differentiate a function 9¾ times?
We speak to one of Britain's most successful popularisers of maths
Make an amazing three faced hexagon
Vote for your favourite colour of chalk for Issue 04: is it white, yellow, or the Post Office Tower?
Maths is a fickle world. Stay à la mode with our guide to the latest trends.
Solve the puzzles that appeared in Issue 03.
Ever been stuck in motorway traffic which seems to have no reason? A model for traffic flow explains why.
Prof. Dirichlet tackles deaf colleagues and cold badgers.
Be in for a chance to win a £100 goody bag if you can solve our fiendish crossnumber
Find out what the future holds for you... or maybe just a box of scorpions.
Part 2 of our mathematical comic's adventure
Are you a FX-82 or an FX-85 fan?
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Issue 02 was released in October 2015. Enjoy the articles online or scroll down to view the magazine as a PDF.
Exploring the legacy of John Nash (1928 – 2015)
The maths behind Issue 02's cover
Chatting with a Fields Medallist in a Leicester Square pub
Robert Smith? tells us how his favourite matrix saves lives
Why does warm water freeze faster than cold water?
What happens if you play the prisoners' dilemma against yourself?
David Colquhoun explains why more discoveries are false than you thought
The story of how we got the equals sign
Hugh Duncan explores the hidden patterns of fractions
Moonlighting agony uncle Professor Dirichlet answers your personal problems.
It's time to reveal the Top Ten Symbols in Algebra!
We tell you what's popular in the world of maths, so you can get ahead of the curve!
Continue the journey of the Inverse Homotopy...
Meet the Duckworth-Lewis method, 23, from Lancashire
Win £100 in our famous original crossnumber
These puzzles appeared in Issue 02 of the magazine.
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Issue 01 was released in March 2015. Enjoy the articles online or scroll down to view the magazine as a PDF.
Matthew Scroggs spends too much time beating this arcade classic.
How derivatives of matrices are being used in your day-to-day lives
Here is a very exciting way to measure how similar is your music playlist between your friends, or how similar are your Facebook contacts.
On the mathematics of love, communicating maths to the public, and women in maths.
Klaus Roth and his work
The resultant art is the outcome and purpose that elevates and distinguishes the science.
Matthew Wright looks at wormholes in sci-fi
These puzzles appeared in Issue 01 of the magazine.
Every issue we feature another great model on page 3 of our magazine. This time we look at what to do when zombies attack.
Moonlighting agony uncle Professor Dirichlet answers our readers' personal problems.
Be the envy of your friends with our guide to what's hot in maths right now
The undisputed Top Ten Mathematicians' Haircuts!
Our original £100 prize crossnumber. Download and enjoy!
These solutions relate to puzzles found in Issue 01 of the magazine.
Download Issue 01 as a PDF