Check out the new HLFF Blog article by Sophie Maclean where she explores the perennial question: “Why do so many people hate mathematics?”

“Oh, I hated maths at school.” It is a phrase every mathematician has heard time and time again. Indeed, just in the past month, Sophie Maclean has found herself explaining the joy and value in learning mathematics at parties, in schools, and even on national news. So why is enjoying mathematics so controversial? Sophie tries to answer this perennial question in her latest article:


Image caption: “Why Do So Many People Hate Mathematics?” panel at the 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, 2023. Image credits: HLFF.