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Dr Maths

Steve Humble FIMA, aka DR Maths, is a member of the IMA's Schools and Further Education committee.

The New York Times Number Play Blog currently features IMA member Steve Humble FIMA on the Humble-Nishiyama Randomness game. The 2010 Mathematics Today article on this topic is available here.

His column Dr Maths is published by the Evening Chronicle,, the main local newspaper in the North East, which has a circulation of around 55,000. The column hopes to promote greater interest in Mathematics to a wider audience.

You can see Dr Maths on Teachers TV talking about Maths and architecture and read Dr Maths in +Plus magazine Create your own mathematical mysteries.

There is now a video of Dr Maths Randomness Show - this show is at the Alchemist Cafe as part of Irish Maths week 2010 in the Mercantile pub together with the question and answer session video.

Steve Humble has published a book called Hidden Secrets from the World of Dr Maths. Its a collection of Dr Maths newspaper columns from over the 7 years. Contains 40 stories on on topics as varied as The Perfect Body, Global Warming, Mobile Phones, Deal or No Deal, Lucky Numbers, What is Average?, Finding Mr Right, Golf & Horse Racing, Coin & Card Magic, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Premium Bonds and Coco Chanel to name but a few. It can be purchased at

Also from Dr Maths......
Brain Box Logical Learning Series with the Green Board Game Company.
Times Table Explorer: A world of multiplication to, discover. Come and join Dr Maths and discover the fun that can be had with the Explorer series of books. There are 30 Quests in each book – “explore jungles to find the wreck of an old Spanish galleon, trek across the Sahara or find the treasure of El Dorado” Available from

New from Dr Maths and magician Martin Duffy.......
Become a Maths Wizard with Creative Magic
Easy to learn and perform. Create your own unique magic tricks.
Children and adults will improve their mathematical skills in a friendly and fun way.
This book is available for download on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iBooks and on your computer with iTunes.

Steve Humble, in collaboration with Ehrhard Behrends, has published an article 'Triangle Mysteries'. Learn more .

MetroCentre Maths Trail

The MetroCentre has it's very own 'Maths Trail', a walk that takes you through the Centre solving mathematical puzzles and questions using Metro Units to measure. Thousands of children have completed the trail during the 'Maths in the Malls' events, and it has been such a success that it is now a permanent fixture in the Centre. There is a Maths Trail community on the NCETM website, it is for members only, but you are invited to join at

The IMA thanks the Evening Chronicle for use of the DR Maths logo.


Below is an archive of Dr Maths columns

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