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Stop Selling Math For Its Usefulness

One of the fall outs of children not understanding mathematics and the associated failure which often follows at some point in their 500 hour tour of …

Yes, mathematics can be decolonised. Here's how to begin

Karin Brodie, <i>University of the Witwatersrand</i><p>At a time when decolonisation, part of which involves changing the content of what's taught, is dominating debate at many universities, the discipline of mathematics presents an interesting case.<p>But it's not obvious how mathematics can be decolonised at …

Hoodies banned in class at Connecticut school district

Hoodies are now off-limits inside class for students at a school district in Connecticut, local media reported this week.<p>Students at the New Britain Consolidated School District’s elementary and middle schools can wear hooded sweatshirts during recess or so-called “dress down” days, but otherwise …

How a child math prodigy sees numbers as shapes

When <i>60 Minutes</i> profiled child math whiz Jacob Barnett, he demonstrated how he imagined numbers as shapes. Numberphile's Simon Pampena analyzed …

Mathematics