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Candy Crush is officially a hard game, according to math

Developer King's match-three puzzler <i>Candy Crush Saga</i> 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 problems.<p>The study, by University of New South Wales professor and group leader at computing …

How I Help All My Students to Be Good at Math

A math teacher explains how she emphasizes effort over achievement.<p>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 that idea of innate math ability is very harmful to both those who believe they possess it and to …

Your High School Math Performance May Predict Your Future Salary

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 from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland .<p>Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, former …

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Will Studying Math Make You Richer?

A Fed study says yes. You should be smart enough to be skeptical—especially if you studied math.<p>Students who advance further in high school math have higher wages and are less likely to be unemployed, according to a new study from the Cleveland Fed. So when Noah Smith and Miles Kimball say there is …

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MalinC Math — Pythagorean theorem jigsaw puzzle. Interactive...

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Tumbling regular polygons.<p>I started drawing math based pictures in primary school after one of my teachers gave me a book that explained the basics of ruler and compass constructions. This pattern was one of the examples.<p>Interestingly not all regular polygons can be constructed with ruler and compass. The smallest that is not possible is the heptagon. For these polygons the book explained how to draw them approximately. Since there are small mistakes in a drawing anyway, the approximation is …