While for most of us, maths might conjure up equations and stuffy professors, for year 12 student Matilda, she thinks of poetry.

From weird and wonderful mathematical sequences popping up in traditional verse structures, to the mathematics of metre and rhythm, and even completely numerical poems, maths is everywhere.

In this episode of Podcast Next Gen, join Matilda as she dives into poetic mathematics and mathematical poetry.

Podcast Next Gen is a collaboration between Cosmos Magazine and the National Youth Science Forum. The reporters are year 12 students from across Australia – the next generation of scientists, science journalists and podcasters.

These ‘shortcast’ episodes have been written and recorded by the students, giving them the opportunity to work with real science journalists and editors to make their science concept come to life.