1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9... and 0. With just these ten symbols, we can write any rational number imaginable. But why these particular symbols? Why ten of them? And why do we arrange them the way we do? Alessandra King gives a brief history of numerical systems.

Suitable for General 1, FSDe2 Design. About anamorphosis — a special case of perspective art where artists represent 3D views on 2D surfaces. Fumiko Futamura traces the history and mathematics of perspective.

Near the end of last year the NSW DoE published some sample Stage 6 programs* for the preliminary and HSC courses. These programs were developed by teachers in schools. * more like sets of activities and resources

What is it really like working in maths? What careers are there for students studying maths? Academics and industry representatives give their thoughts.

Defined as the process of collapse attributed to excessive and continuous demands on energy, strength and other physical, psychological and emotional resources, burnout develops across time and can be viewed through a lens of ever reducing levels of passion and compassion, self-efficacy and effectiveness.

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