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The song Girls and Boys by Blur features lyrics that are complex from a Set Theory point of view. This Venn diagram t-shirt clears things up nicely. This garment was conceived by the founders of Maths Gear when they were investigating...

Speed cube experts QiYi have produced this 2×2×2 variant of their speed cube. It's got a smoother and faster turning action than a standard 2×2×2 puzzle cube (sometimes also called a Pocket Cube), and is suitable for competition cubing. Can you beat...

This is a twisty puzzle similar to the Rubik's cube, but instead of using colours to indicate which pieces go where, the layers of the cube are different thicknesses - so when it's twisted, the pieces stick out! The cube is solved...

This is the speed cube Mats Valk used to break the world record for solving a Rubik's Cube in November 2016 with a time of 4.74 seconds. It is arguably the best speed cube available today.Mats has even helped design...

Manufactured by speed-cubing experts QiYi, The Thunderclap is a 3×3×3 Rubik's style puzzle cube designed to be used in competitions, with a very smooth and faster action and mechanism than a standard cube.It's an affordable starter cube to get into...

If a side length of three is not enough for you in the world of puzzle cubing, here's a 4×4×4 variant, made by speed cube manufacturers QiYi. It's got a smoother and faster turning action and mechanism than a standard...

This is a 5×5×5 cube shaped twisty puzzle from speed-cube experts QiYi, designed for speed-solving in competition (can also be solved slowly if desired). The cube has a smoother and faster action and looser mechanism than a standard 5×5×5 twisty...

You may have heard of the 4 colour theorem that says you only need 4 colours to colour in any map so that no touching regions are the same colour. Give it a try! See if you can come up...

In the world of numbers, 220 and 284 are special because they come as a pair. They are a pair because, if you take all the numbers that divide 220 (1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 11, 20, 22, 44, 55, 110...

For the first time ever, in response to huge demand, the latest shows from Maths Inspiration have been filmed for release on DVD. All these DVDs feature friends of Maths Gear and this one features Maths Gear's very own Matt...

I turned 100101 this year, and how better to celebrate than with a properly adorned cake. With this pack of candles in the shape of 1s and 0s you can express any age up to 126 (and around 40.7% of...

This dice has 3 1s and 3 0s on it. So if you need to decide between doing something and not doing something, this is the dice for you. But couldn't you just toss a coin? No. Coins are for...

We found these excellent jewellery items being made by the lovely people at Yellow Owl Workshop, and we've picked out our favourite mathematical jewellery for you. All items come packaged in a funky glass jar, and this matching pair of...

Have you ever had a lovely pair of D10 dice only to lose one of them? No? Well this product solves a problem you never had by placing one dice inside the other. That way you'll only ever lose them both at the...

Have you ever had a lovely pair of D12 dice only to lose one of them? No? Well this product solves a problem you never had by placing one dice inside the other. That way you'll only ever lose them both at the...

The world's first mass produced 120 sided dice. This 50mm disdyakis triacontahedron has elongated triangle faces and is isohedral. They are perfectly numerically balanced, with the same sums for numbers around vertices of the same type. Available in red, white, blue,...

Have you ever had a lovely pair of D20 dice only to lose one of them? No? Well this product solves a problem you never had by placing one dice inside the other. That way you'll only ever lose them both at the...

It's time to divide and conga with the Disco Calculator. A Device that combines the fun and excitement of a disco with the computational power of a calculator. It will come in extremely handy if you need to: - Disco- Calculate...

Twelve regular 2D pentagons join together nicely in 3D to make a dodecahedron. 120 of those dodecahedrons unite in 4D space to form the glorious hyper-dodecahedron! 4D manufacturing is very expensive though, so we've made Dodecaplex. Dodecaplex is a physical puzzle...

Display the time with this "base Fibonacci" clock. Available as a kit or pre built. The way this clock works is just so cool. The side lengths of the squares are the first 5 terms of the Fibonacci sequence (1, 1,...

This unusual clock tells the time with a spiral arm. To add a little mathematical beauty, the arm is a Fibonacci spiral meaning the line moves further from the centre by a factor of 1.618... (the Golden Ratio) for every...

For the first time ever, in response to huge demand, the latest shows from Maths Inspiration have been filmed for release on DVD. All these DVDs feature friends of Maths Gear and maths people we love! This disc is all...

The Galton Board is a 7.5” by 4.5” desktop probability machine. This delightful little device brings to life the statistical concept of normal distribution. As you rotate the Galton Board on its axis, you set into motion a flow of...

If you're shopping for a nerd and you're not sure what they'd like, you could always get them a gift card. The gift card details will be emailed to you immediately so you can print them out as a super-last-minute...

These dice use clever mathematics to achieve something remarkable. Imagine the situation... You and 3 friends need to decide who goes first, second, third and fourth in a board game. So you decide to roll some dice. Highest number first...

This is a Rubik-style twisty puzzle with added maths, created by our very own James Grime. The Grime Cube can be solved two different ways: so that each face is a magic square, or so each face is the same...

Matt Parker's new book "Humble Pi: a comedy of maths errors" will be released on the 7 March 2019 but you can pre-order it now! From the man who brought the world the Parker Square comes a book about the...

This beautiful clock takes advantage of the fact that if you place a diagonal line on a rotating base, it'll trace out a hyperbola shape in 3D. The hours are marked on the clock, and whichever one the hand is pointing...

These are the free dice which appeared in this video on Matt's Stand-up Maths youtube channel:https://youtu.be/pF8goco4ix0 They are free as long as you pay the postage to get them to you. Only one each please! If you try to order...

The backs of most playing cards have rotational symmetry so they look the same both ways up. Most of the details on the face are also designed to be symmetric, hence the two-headed mutant king and his family. However, not...

The premise of Manifold is deceptively simple. Fold a piece of paper into a 4x4 square so all the black squares are on the top and all the white squares are on the bottom (gray squares must be hidden). There...

This beautifully designed deck of cards celebrates 36 mathematical constants. The shapes of the suits themselves are described by simple and striking equations, brought to life on the ace cards. Price = p176 pence = £10.49

This 9x12" beechwood chopping board is perfect for mathematically precise cooking. Recipe calls for 1 inch cubes? No problem. "Finely chopped"? What does that even mean? The Obsessive Chef has you covered. It'll even help you with angles. I used mine...

There are a few maths clock options out there for the discerning temporal number fan. But this one is our favourite because it doesn't show you equations for the the standard hours of 1 to 12. No, instead of showing you boring-o'clock it...

Make your festive party go with a factorial! These smart table crackers, will look amazing on any dinner table and will be the perfect accompaniment to a Christmas meal. Contains all you need to make six crackers printed with a festive...

Sick of decorations and gift tags whose diameter varies depending on which way up they are? All your Christmas wishes have come true, as Maths Gear presents a version of our classic set of four Shapes of Constant Width laser...

These mathematical magnets can be arranged to form poetry. They can also just be arranged to form true mathematical facts, but we’d argue that all maths is poetry. So it’s the same thing. For example: all our triangles takethe sum...

For the first time ever, in response to huge demand, the latest shows from Maths Inspiration have been filmed for release on DVD. All these DVDs feature friends of Maths Gear and and maths people we love. In fact two...

Matt originally made these as a gift to give to a few schools he works with. But word got around and he was inundated with requests to buy them. So here they are. Available to buy.These stickers are themed like...

Sick of board games that aren't sentient? Now's your chance to play against your toys, and find yourself beaten by them over and over again in a way that's somehow quite satisfying. Matt's featured the game Dr. NIM on his...

This is a twisty puzzle similar to the Rubik's cube, but shaped like a dodecahedron (twelve-sided shape). Each face is a pentagon, split into smaller sections, and the challenge is to rotate the pieces to restore the puzzle to a solved...

You're hopefully already aware of the brilliant Möbius band - a strip of paper wrapped round with a twist, which exhibits some peculiar mathematical properties (try drawing a line all the way around one, or cutting it half). In fact, if you haven't...

This is the set of 5 Non Transitive Grime Dice with a bulk order discount. You get a lesson plan and other resources with your order (you don't get the bag!). You can also download the resources for free from the brilliant Think...

In this set of dice, green tends to beat red, red tends to beat yellow, yellow tends to beat blue, and blue tends to beat purple. So you might think green is the best dice and purple is the worst. But here's the...

Most 20-sided dice have the decency to arrange the numbers so that opposite faces always add to 21. But they do not make sure the numbers are evenly distributed around each vertex. This "numerically balanced" d20 has six vertices which...

Behold the Numerically Balanced D30! The latest dice from The Dice Lab, makers of the Numerically Balanced D20. This is a 30-sided die where not only do opposite faces always add to 31, but also numbers are evenly distributed around...

The Parker Square is a mascot for people who give it a go but ultimately fall short. The spirit of the Parker Square is giving something a go even in the face of likely failure. Which means a lot of...

We only sell 5 dice in this set... becasue that's how many regular convex polyhedron there are. We'd include the Kepler-Poinsot polyhedra but where would be put the numbers? This one's for the purists - get you dice the way Plato...

Maths Gear's very own Steve Mould and Matt Parker perform sell-out live shows as Festival Of The Spoken Nerd, along with geek songstress Helen Arney. Their 2017 tour show, You Can't Polish A Nerd, is now available on DVD, download - and...

This beautiful hand made ticker spins up to the next prime number every time you press the button. One game we like to play is predict-when-the-next-big-gap-will-be. We need to work on the title. Price = p2425 pence = £215.99

This is a twisty puzzle similar to the Rubik's cube, but shaped like a tetrahedron (triangular pyramid). Each face is split into nine smaller triangular sections, and the challenge is to rotate the pieces to restore the puzzle to a...

Quixo is a simple but not simplistic game, whose rules can be learned in seconds. Players choose their symbol - cross or circle. The aim is to line up 5 cubes in a row, pushing cubes horizontally or vertically from...

Loads of games require you to roll two regular dice (or 2d6 is gaming slang) and when you do, not all scores are equally likely. 12s and 2s are rare while 7s are common. See the graph above. But remarkably...

We found these excellent jewellery items being made by the lovely people at Yellow Owl Workshop, and we've picked out our favourite mathematical jewellery for you. All items come packaged in a funky glass jar, and these RGB/CMYK three-way Venn...

Rock Paper Scissors is the classic non transitive game of chance,or skill if you know a bit of psychology. But if you want to remove the psychological element AND introduce some extra complexity, you need the Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock...

This award winning card game is for one or more players. Recommended for ages six and above, the object of the game is to identify “sets” of three cards. Each card is unique in its four features: colour – red,...

This award winning card game is for one or more players, and is now available in a teeny tiny version! Recommended for ages six and above, the object of the game is to identify “sets” of three cards. Each card...

No matter how you rotate a circle, it’s width will always stay the same. So far, so obvious. But if you thought this property was unique to circles, then these shapes of constant width will blow your mind. Check out...

Many games involve rolling two dice and adding the numbers. These dice have the numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4 - but yet give the same results and probabilities as two normal...

Big data knows where you've been and who your friends are. It knows what you like and what makes you angry. It can predict what you'll buy, where you'll be the victim of crime and when you'll have a heart...

'I have a truly marvellous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.' It was with these words, written in the 1630s, that Pierre de Fermat intrigued and infuriated the mathematics community. For over 350 years,...

Maths Gear's very own Steve Mould and Matt Parker perform sell-out live shows as Festival Of The Spoken Nerd, along with geek songstress Helen Arney. Their 2014 tour show, Full Frontal Nerdity, is now a fantastic Digital Disc of the Versatile kind (it's a...

Our good friend and champion of mathematics, Rob Eastaway is a celebrated author of popular maths books and we're delighted to get our hands on a batch of books signed by the man himself. What do a limerick, a drawer full...

Maths Gear's very own Steve Mould has written a kids' book. And you can get a signed copy exclusively from us. Here's what the blurb says: Being a scientist isn't about wearing a lab coat and performing science experiments in...

Maths Gear's very own Steve Mould and Matt Parker perform sell-out live shows as Festival Of The Spoken Nerd, along with geek songstress Helen Arney. Their 2016 tour show Just For Graphs is now available as that most versatile of discs (yes, a DVD) or...

From the best-selling author of Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book is a history of man’s urge to uncover the secrets of codes, from Egyptian puzzles to modern day computer encryptions. As in Fermat’s Last Theorem, Simon Singh brings life...

Maths Gear's very own Steve Mould has written a book with Helen Arney! Why is it impossible to spin your right foot clockwise while you draw a 6 with your right hand? Can you extract DNA from a strawberry daiquiri? Would you...

The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus by Hannah Fry and Thomas Oléron Evans is a fun light-hearted look at the mathematics of all things Christmas. I mean, it's a serious academic work. One of the two. If the current month is ≥10 then...

Some have seen philosophy embedded in episodes of The Simpsons; others have detected elements of psychology and religion. Simon Singh, bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem, The Code Book and The Big Bang, instead makes the compelling case that what...

Our good friend and champion of mathematics, Rob Eastaway is a celebrated author of popular maths books and we're delighted to get our hands on a batch of books signed by the man himself. Why Do Buses Come in Threes by...

Maths Gear's very own Matt Parker has written a book! Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension. According to the official blurb, it's "a riotous journey through the possibilities of numbers, with audience participation. This book can be...

These 12 sided dice aren't regular dodecahedrons. The're oddly wonky. But amazingly they are totally fair. That's because they are isohedral, meaning every face can be mapped onto every other face through a symmetry of the object. These objects have...

These 6 sided dice aren't regular cubes. The're oddly wonky. But amazingly they are totally fair. That's because they are isohedral, meaning every face can be mapped onto every other face through a symmetry of the object. These objects have...

This is a twisty puzzle similar to the Rubik's cube, but instead of each face being split into smaller squares, there's a diagonally-oriented square section in the centre of each face and four triangles. Solving the puzzle still involves restoring each face to a single...

These are out of stock until we can find a new manufacturer. Join the mailing list at the bottom of the page to find out when they're back! These are the 3D version of our shapes of constant width. Amazingly,...

You may have heard mathematicians say that there are only 17 types of wallpaper. Which is a shorthand way of saying, if you print a repeating pattern, it will definitely have 1 of only 17 possible symmetry groups. A symmetry...

Tantrix is an elegant coffee-table strategy game. Its mix of skill and chance makes it utterly addictive. I'm personally a big fan of the solitaire puzzles (think of them like the campaign mode instead of the multiplayer mode). This pack contains 56 tiles....

Rolling three separate dice is so much effort. Shake and roll this single medium-sized cube and it'll throw three identical dice for you in one go, saving time and energy. Also, you can use it to set people maths puzzles...

Are your balloons topologically trivial? Do you party harder than a mere spherical balloon can handle? Then you need... a torus! These Toroidal balloons have a much more interesting structure than a standard-issue sphere, and can be used to: Liven...

Brought to you by Maths Inspiration, this pencil is printed with the largest left-truncatable prime number: this means it remains prime no matter how much you sharpen the pencil. 357686312646216567629137 is itself prime, but so is 57686312646216567629137, and 7686312646216567629137, and so on...

These 5 dice are unusual! They are constructed from polyhedra you don't normally see in the dice world. Take for example... The d12. Normally constructed from a regular dodecahedron, but here for your mathematical pleasure we have the rhombic dodecahedron. Unlike the platonic dodecahedron,...

OK, so you might have seen this puzzle before but the chances are you've only ever tried to solve it in two-dimensional Euclidean space (on a bit of paper). But topology is everything when it comes to the Utilities Problem....

We found these excellent jewellery items being made by the lovely people at Yellow Owl Workshop, and we've picked out our favourite mathematical jewellery for you. All items come packaged in a funky glass jar, and this You ∩ Me Venn Diagram...

For the first time ever, in response to huge demand, the latest shows from Maths Inspiration have been filmed for release on DVD. All these DVDs feature friends of Maths Gear and this one features Maths Gear's very own Steve...

While the cube is a wonderful shape, and tessellates 3D space beautifully, it seems a bit boring as a shape for ice to put in your drink. With this π Ice Cube Tray, you can freeze some H2O in the...