# A planet to discover

## How long is a river?

May 28th, 2013 | by Jo

Does it seem simple to measure the length of a river? Could you grab a tape measure and run it [&hellip

## A number game

May 21st, 2013 | by Jo

By Innes Bigaran I thought I would make this month’s blog entry a little bit of fun, so I have [&hellip

## Discovering the world – my way

May 14th, 2013 | by Stephanie

Our planet is organised by humans; humans who wish to discover it.  And I am one of those. I decided [&hellip

## What is probability? What is statistics?

May 6th, 2013 | by Jo

You’ve probably heard the words probability and statistics being used in papers or on the news. You might have heard [&hellip

## Lights, Camera, Algebra!

April 30th, 2013 | by Jo

Dr Marcel Jackson (La Trobe) is achieving great things with his podcast series The Algebra of Everything. Featured in the [&hellip

## Your number’s up – a case for the usefulness of useless maths

April 16th, 2013 | by Jo

## Maths is Everywhere

April 9th, 2013 | by Jo

Maithili Mehta I grew up in a household that valued maths above all else. My father is a maths Ph.D., [&hellip

## Making a Möbius Zipper

April 2nd, 2013 | by Jo

You will need •   An open-ended zipper. If you unzip it all the way, the two sides should be completely [&hellip

## The Mysterious Ratio

March 15th, 2013 | by Jo

By Innes Bigaran Two quantities a and b are said to be in the golden ratio if:   Where phi= [&hellip

## Mathematics & the Moon

March 6th, 2013 | by Jo

This shot was taken from the balcony of our house in the suburbs of Melbourne on the evening of Saturday [&hellip

## Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire.

March 4th, 2013 | by Stephanie

By Bruce Tabor This was originally posted on CSIRO News. On 15 February, the sky over Russia was lit up [&hellip

## 17 million digits. Time to Party

February 7th, 2013 | by Jo

Mathematicians have more cause to celebrate this week - the 48th Mersenne prime number - 257,885,161-1 has been discovered