Articles by Emma Bell

Emma is a teacher from Grimsby, UK.
  • Roots: Gerolamo Cardano

    Roots: Gerolamo Cardano

    18 October 2018
    Emma Bell explains why the Renaissance mathematician Gerolamo Cardano styled himself as the "man of discoveries".
  • Routes: Edsger Dijkstra

    Routes: Edsger Dijkstra

    12 March 2018
    In this edition of the series, we instead learn about 'routes' and Edsger Dijkstra's shortest path algorithm.
  • Roots: Blaise Pascal

    Roots: Blaise Pascal

    18 October 2017
    Blaise Pascal was driven to begin the mechanisation of mathematics by his father's struggles with an accounts book in 17th century France.
  • Roots: Mary Somerville

    Roots: Mary Somerville

    6 March 2017
    Mary Somerville fights against social mores to become one of the leading mathematicians of her time.
  • Roots: Pythagoras of Samos

    Roots: Pythagoras of Samos

    3 October 2016
    Pythagoras gave us so much more than a² + b² = c²
  • Roots: the legacy of Fibonacci

    Roots: the legacy of Fibonacci

    13 March 2016
    More than spirals and rabbits, Fibonacci gave us something much more fundamental.
  • Roots: All things being equal

    Roots: All things being equal

    6 October 2015
    The story of how we got the equals sign