Does maths have to be a right or wrong subject? Can it be taught in a way that stimulates student discussion? The author of Being Alongside chooses books that suggest an innovative, truer, approach to teaching a traditional subject.
From mathematical card tricks to an arrangement of interlocking pentagons previously thought impossible, the maths writer explains why solutions to maths problems can be as beautiful as paintings or sculpture
Every statistic is the result of someone’s work, and we’d do well to ask ourselves why it was created. That way, says the statistician, we have a better chance of working out when dangers are being overstated and data misused
Award-winning statistician and political scientist Andrew Gelman says that uncertainty is an important part of life, and recognition of that uncertainty is itself an important step. This is where statistics can help us