# Category Archives: Mathematics

# Gaps between Primes

An exciting paper about gaps between prime numbers – a step closer to proving the twin prime conjecture.... Read More ›

# Why 381,654,729 is awesome?

Discussing pandigital numbers with Dr James Grime (and a special guest). Read More ›

# Math jokes explained

Some of your favourite maths jokes are dissected in forensic fashion. Read More ›

# Base number jokes explained

Not all jokes are in base 10… Read More ›

# The order of operations is wrong

Morally Wrong, that is… Read More ›

# How to pay off one trillion dollars?

In this second of two videos looking at ‘How big is a trillion?’ Matt Parker tells you how... Read More ›

# Foiled proof

Learn to expand algebraic expressions by multiplying using the FOIL method. Multiply the first terms, then the outside,... Read More ›

# Numbers in Nepal

Just a quick one from Brady after his return from Nepal. Read More ›

# Life by the Numbers

There are now more than 7 billion human beings on Earth, and that got me wondering: How successful... Read More ›

# The mathematics of history

What can mathematics say about history? According to TED Fellow Jean-Baptiste Michel, quite a lot. From changes to... Read More ›

# Infinite Primes

How do we know there are an infinite number of primes? Dr James Grime explains, with a bit... Read More ›

# The 12 most controversial facts in mathematics

Mathematics has little surprises that are designed to test and push your mental limits. The following 12 simple math... Read More ›

# What is Zeno’s Dichotomy Paradox?

Can you ever travel from one place to another? Ancient Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea gave a convincing... Read More ›

# Random Numbers (the next bit)

Here is what happened next when we filmed our radioactive random numbers. Featuring James Clewett. Read More ›