# Category: Problem Solving

## In Mathematics, ‘You Cannot Be Lied To’ – Sylvia Serfaty with Siobhan Roberts

In Mathematics, ‘You Cannot Be Lied To’

For Sylvia Serfaty, mathematics is all about truth and beauty and building scientific and human connections.

By Siobhan Roberts, Quanta Magazine.

## The State of Being Stuck

Fascinating interview – so important to recognise the nature of doing mathematics.

Last year, I got the high school math teacher’s version of a wish on a magic lamp: a chance to ask a question of the world’s most famous mathematician.

Andrew Wiles gained his fame by solving a nearly 400-year-old problem: Fermat’s Last Theorem. The same puzzle had captivated Wiles as a child and inspired him to pursue mathematics. His solution touched off a mathematical craze in a culture where “mathematical craze” is an oxymoron. Wiles found himself the subject of books, radio programs, TV documentaries—the biggest mathematical celebrity of the last half-century.

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## I’m Stuck! by Liz Woodham

## Dr Vicky Neale “How do mathematicians solve equations?”

Millennium Mathematics Project – maths.org

## How many digits are in the number 2^1024? by Eddie Woo