We tend to think of math as a series of numbers and symbols on paper, often preceding a list of multiple-choice answers intentionally presented to confound you. But what if we could change the perception
The same genes drive maths and reading ability, research suggests. Around half of the genes that influence a child's aptitude for reading also play a role in how easily they learn maths, say scientists.
Toss out those negative misconceptions we’ve cultivated that we’re not good at math. As a math educator, I often find myself in conversations with parents who tell me, "I was never good at math, so it's
The DOE report looked at four years of data on college graduates and found that STEM majors — science, technology, engineering, and math — on average earn $65,000, while non-STEM majors earned about $15,500
In my day job I'm a pure mathematician, specializing in the most abstract parts of number theory and geometry. But I've also been writing here at Slate for more than a decade about the connections between
The Grapes of Math By Alex Bellos Doubleday, 337 pages, $32.95 How Not to be Wrong By Jordan Ellenberg Penguin Press, 468 pages, $32.95 At this year's World Cup, Brazil has so far crushed Cameroon 4-1,
The classroom smelled like feet. It had no windows and was lit by those awful overhead fluorescents that make everyone over 25 look like an extra from The Walking Dead. Not that this mattered to most my
You buy 3 bags of apples with 24 apples in each bag. The total cost of the 3 bags is $12.24. You sell the apples for $0.75 each. How much money do you gain per apple? One way of going about solving this
Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work. “I’m just not a math person.” We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people”
Does math scare you or your child? Here’s a four-minute pep talk by an engaging math major who goes by “Mathematigal” First she amusingly runs down the reactions she gets when she tells people she studies
Students who complete higher levels of math in high school experience lower rates of unemployment and receive higher salaries, on average, than their less-accomplished peers, according to new research
It seems like every young person on Wall Street wants to end up in private equity these days — great pay, interesting projects, and often smaller, more close knit companies are making the space very attractive.
To find out which jobs offer the best opportunities for people who love math, we analyzed CareerCast's list of the top 200 occupations in 2013 and pulled out those jobs that require analytical math skills.
Developer King's match-three puzzler Candy Crush Saga is officially a difficult game, according to a new mathematical analysis of the title that places the game into a category of high-level computational
A Fed study says yes. You should be smart enough to be skeptical—especially if you studied math. Students who advance further in high school math have higher wages and are less likely to be unemployed,
A math teacher explains how she emphasizes effort over achievement. As a mathematics educator for the last seven years, I can attest that most folks believe they either are or are not “math people.” And
These are stories Report on Business is following Monday, May 26, 2014. But who's counting? The Ontario Progressive Conservatives could use some tutoring from the math teachers they'd like to fire. Indeed,