Learning through play is plane easy | Letters

Lin Friend on getting her early-years class to play airports; maths is fun, says Karl Sabbagh Children playing pure mathematics, alias chess, with Russian grandmaster and former world champion Garry Kasparov. Photograph: Xinhua/Barcroft Images I was an early years teacher for most of my career (Letters, 16 January). One afternoon our new head who was…

Math can predict how cancer cells evolve

Cancer cells. Credit: Dr. Cecil Fox, National Cancer Institute Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. The study used a form of mathematical analysis called evolutionary dynamics to look at how malignant mutations evolve…