Infinity in mathematics: a disgrace to some mathematicians, and a greatly interesting concept to others. The well-respected German mathematician Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777–1855) stated that infinity should never be permitted in mathematics. René Descartes (1595–1650) thought that because humans are finite …

On July 12th, 2016, England’s Schools Minister Nick Gibb announced that the so-called Shanghai Maths approach to teaching math will be adopted across England’s primary schools. It’s not surprising that the UK looks to China for inspiration; Shanghai has been topping the OECD’s …