World of Mathematics

Interactive eBook

Dive into a colourful and engaging world, discovering some of the most exciting and curious mathematical ideas. Using interactive games, animations and countless illustrations, advanced mathematics becomes accessible to both children and adults.

Topics range from fractals to infinity, prime numbers, game theory, group theory and quantum mechanics.

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Applications of Mathematics

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Learn about the countless hidden uses and applications which mathematics has in everyday life:

From computers to traffic control, from weather prediction to video games, construction, medicine, sports, music or gambling…

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Mathematical Origami

Photos, Instructions and Explanations

Mathematical Origami

Explore the beautiful world of Origami and Mathematics – from Platonic and Archimedean solids to stars and compounds.

With stunning photographs, folding instructions and mathematical explanations.

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Eureka Magazine

Published by the Archimedeans

Eureka Magazine

Eureka, published by the mathematical society of Cambridge University, is one of the oldest recreational mathematics magazines in the world. Authors include Stephen Hawking, Martin Gardner, Paul Dirac and Ian Stewart.

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Alice in FractalLand

An Animated Slideshow

Alice in FractalLand

When Alice falls down the rabbit hole, she discovers curious and wonderful mathematics she could have never imagined: Pascal’s triangle on a colour changing floor, sequences of rabbit generations, and beautiful, never-ending fractals and golden spirals…

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Maths Treasure Hunt

Lesson Plan for Teachers

Maths Treasure Hunt

The most exciting mathematics lesson yet: ten clues are hidden all over the school site and students have to solve mathematical puzzles in order to find the treasure…

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Mathigon Ideas

Short Video Clips

Mathigon Ideas

This is a collection of short videos explaining important ideas in school mathematics using no text – only graphics and animations.

Many more videos are under development!

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Ocean’s Infinity

An Animated Slideshow

Ocean’s Infinity

How do you rob an infinite hotel, getting infinitely rich without anyone noticing? Only Danny Ocean knows.

Did you know that there are things bigger than infinity? And that some things in mathematics can never be proved?

Carnival of Mathematics

The Mathematics Movie

Carnival of Mathematics

13 of the most important mathematical concepts are presented in only 30 minutes – one for each animal in Camille Saint-Saëns’s famous carnival. A great introduction for everybody interested in exploring the beautiful world of mathematics.

Mathemagic

An Interactive Exploration

Mathemagic

Cards, dice, strings, knots, numbers: there are amazing things one can do with simple mathematics. Here you can learn some of the most impressive and surprising mathematical magic tricks.