Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!
Read this article to find out the mathematical method for working out what day of the week each particular date fell on back as far as 1700.
Calendars were one of the earliest calculating devices developed by civilizations. Find out about the Mayan calendar in this article.
A brief article written for pupils about mathematical symbols.
Read about the history behind April Fool's Day.
This article, written for students, looks at how some measuring units and devices were developed.
Find out about palindromic numbers by reading this article.
In this article, the NRICH team describe the process of selecting solutions for publication on the site.
Jenny Murray describes how she developed her interest in making and breaking codes.
This article explains how Greenwich Mean Time was established and in fact, why Greenwich in London was chosen as the standard.
If you would like a new CD you would probably go into a shop and buy one using coins or notes. (You might need to do a bit of saving first!) However, this way of paying for the things you want did not always exist. Find out more ...
Nowadays the calculator is very familiar to many of us. What did people do to save time working out more difficult problems before the calculator existed?
This article for teachers suggests activities based on pegboards, from pattern generation to finding all possible triangles, for example.
Bernard's article reminds us of the richness of using dice for number, shape and probability.
This article for pupils explores what makes numbers special or lucky, and looks at the numbers that are all around us every day.
This article explores the use of the array to support children's thinking around multiplication and division.
This article looks at how models support mathematical thinking about numbers and the number system