Maths mandatory for B Com in DU: Parents express reservations

Delhi University's decision to make mathematics mandatory for admission to its B.Com course has been slammed as "untimely" and "unfair" by a section of parents and students who want at least a two-year window before any such implementation.

Ten-yr-old maths whizz is one of UK's youngest university pupil

A 10-year-old home-schooled girl, who is a maths genius, has become one of the youngest students in the UK to enroll in a university.

DU in process of developing Math kits for blind students

 To make solving numerical problems less taxing for visually-impaired students, Delhi University is developing specialised 'mathematical kits' which will make it much easier for them to study the subject.

Govt plans 'GANIT' celebrations to enhance mathematical skills

The government has decided to hold week-long 'GANIT' celebrations in schools, coinciding with Srinivasa Ramanujan's birth anniversary later this month.

Solve maths problems with this app
Solve maths problems with this app

If you are terrified by maths, install an app that will help you quickly and accurately get over calculations.

IS militants ban math, social studies for children

 Thousands of children in swaths of war-torn Syria, now controlled by dreaded Islamic State militants, can no longer study math or social studies under new diktats issued by the jihadists.

Toddlers use maths while playing
Toddlers use maths while playing

It may sound surprising but children as young as two years old intuitively use mathematical concepts such as probability to help make sense of the world around them.

Maths can make Internet up to 10 times faster

Mathematical equations can make Internet communication via computer, mobile phone or satellite up to 10 times faster and more secure than today, according to a new study.

Maths, reading ability ruled by same genes in kids

Don`t know why your kid is scared of maths? Check his reading ability first as nearly half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability.

Maths Trivia

Americans called mathematics ‘math’, arguing that ‘mathematics’ functions as a singular noun so ‘math’ should be singular too.

Maths can be made easier with gestures

Children who use their hands to gesture during a math lesson gain a deep understanding of the problems they are taught, research shows.

Hand gestures help kids learn math better

A new study suggests that children who use their hands to gesture during a math lesson gain a deep understanding of the problems they are taught.


Do Math competitions inspire students to gain proficiency in the subject? Patricia Mascarenhas finds the answer.

30% class III kids have problems with multiplication: Survey

Sixty-six per cent of Class III students in the country are able to answer mathematics questions correctly but 30 per cent still have problems handling simple multiplication, a survey released today said.

Maths hits same sweet spot in brain as do music and art: Study

People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music.

Human mind is `pure` maths, says cosmologist

If you throw a cricket ball in the air, it follows a roughly parabolic trajectory. Planets and other astrophysical bodies too follow elliptical orbits.

Maths to rescue patients with organ transplant

Those who hate maths should know this -- a mathematical model is here to improve the success rate of organ transplants.

Six-month-old babies’ maths skills forecast their potential

A new research by US scientists has found that baby as old as six months of age has started developing maths skills.

Maths used to study photosynthesis in new super-crops

Scientists have identified the path that led to the development of new super-crops, which use an advanced form of photosynthesis.

Playing with blocks helps kids develop math and engineering skills

A new study has claimed that playing with blocks may help preschoolers develop the kinds of skills that support later learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).