Looks like Tiger Mom had it half-right: Motivation to work hard and good study techniques, not IQ, lead to better math skills, a new study shows. But there's a catch: The findings, published this month
When it comes to dating, everybody is highly motivated. So it is no surprise that the nerdy among us put their advanced knowledge to work when seeking out a mate. The most recent celebrated example is
When you think about the typical Wall Street trader, you probably picture a fast-talking Wolf of Wall Street type. But guess what? They are rapidly being replaced by "quants" -- soft-spoken super nerds
Right now, I am currently double majoring in communication and math. I never pictured myself as a math major. But back in the beginning of my freshman year of college, I met with an adviser who spent of
When you slice a cone the surface produced is either a circle, an ellipse, a parabola or a hyperbola. These curves are known as the conic sections. And when you slice a scone in the shape of a cone, you
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Research published in Child Development found that hard work and good study habits were the most important factor in improving math ability over time. But bad attitudes about math are holding us back.
You might think the principal coder behind PolitiFact took naturally to math. You’d be wrong. Somewhere in middle school, I had convinced myself that I was bad at math. It was okay: My mom was bad at too.
• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental
Nerdfeast! Science artist Martin Krzywinski has turned the infinite randomness pi—and other mathematical constants—into a thing of visual beauty. Krzywinski, building on images created by Cristian Ilies
The Greatest Mathematicians of All Time by StudyGeek The greatest mathematicians have shaped our understanding of the world and fueled the progression of modern life and society. It is difficult to say
(Edit: the animation is also available, without watermark, at higher resolution and slower frame rate at Wikimedia Commons.) HAPPY PI DAY! To celebrate, here’s this long-due animation of the usual trigonometric
Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, have
As far back as the seventeen-hundreds, fur trappers for the Hudson’s Bay Company noted that while in some years they would collect an enormous number of Canadian lynx pelts, in the following years hardly
The invisible hand at work -- in bug shells and Gap storefronts Reuters Cicadas play the expectations game to perfection -- but in reverse. They aren't trying to give their inventory (seeds) away. They're
By Valerie Strauss Valerie Strauss Reporter covering education, foreign affairs Email Bio Follow This was written by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, professor and director of graduate studies in