Maths games

Developing children’s understanding of maths helps them navigate personal, social and political challenges, says an expert from UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture.

aerial view of people playing with colourful tangram puzzles on a table

Tangram is accessible yet challenging, and an excellent educational tool. It’s still used in schools today to help illustrate mathematical concepts and develop mathematical thinking skills.

Catherine Greenhill and Michelle Haber

UNSW Sydney professors from UNSW Science and UNSW Medicine & Health have been recognised among the nation’s most distinguished scientists.

Dr Daniel Mansfield holds si.427 in gloved hands in a darkened museum storage room ng

A UNSW scientist has revealed that an ancient clay tablet could be the oldest and most complete example of applied geometry, showing that ancient mathematics was more advanced than previously thought.


What did Pythagoras do with all those triangles, anyway?

Snowflake with a self-referential fractal pattern

Pattern and symmetry – with a touch of surprise – may be the mathematical formula for what we find beautiful.

Bondi beach waves

There's much more to waves than the part you see at the beach. And it can all start hundreds, if not thousands, of kilometres from the shore.

Professor David Harvey

Associate Professor David Harvey has received a highly prestigious medal at the annual meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society. 


The speed limit in areas with high pedestrian activity should be reduced to 30 to 40km/hr – rather than Australia’s current 50 km/h, a new study by UNSW scientists recommends.

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If the Democrats get close to retaking the US House of Representatives in the midterm elections, the odds of impeachment are high. But the Senate remains problematic.