Mathematics in the News

Above image from The Newspaper Clipping Generator.

Collecting news articles pertaining to Mathematics is well worth doing. It can add an interesting, real world aspect to your curriculum. I have a display folder of news cuttings I have collected over the years. Over the next months I will scan and publish some of these on this blog.

The main types of news articles usually pertain to probability, statistics, graphs and money. Here is a light hearted example that appeared in the Herald Sun, Sep 23, 2010, page 16:

Kerry Cue, journalist, Maths teacher and public speaker extraordinaire; has lots of examples of Maths in the News on her excellent Mathspig blog.


About webmaths

I have been teaching Mathematics in Victorian secondary schools for 30 years. I use the www to make my maths lessons better. I hope this blog will give other teachers some ideas to try in their own classes.
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One Response to Mathematics in the News

  1. Dianne Downie says:

    What are you going to come up next for your Maths website! Keep on surprising us.

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