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How to Fall In Love With Math

I Heart Math T-Shirt from the NeatoShop<p>Perhaps legendary Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdős said it best, "If numbers aren't beatiful, I don't know …

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 …

Everyone is a “Math Person”

Back in 1987, Bill Bennett advanced the argument that a key reason why colleges keep increasing their tuition is that the government keeps making …

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Here's A Question About A Revolving Door That The Smartest Math Students In The World Are Capable Of Answering

Earlier we reported on new rankings from the OECD that showed the Asian nations obliterating everyone else in terms of science, math, and reading.<p>So, what kinds of questions are students asked to determine their proficiency in these subjects?<p>Here's an example of a tough geometry question.<p>Ready?


'I'm Not A Math Person' Is No Longer A Valid Excuse

Research published in Child Development found that hard work and good study habits were the most important factor in improving math ability over time.<p>But bad attitudes about math are holding us back.<p>Most of us would never think that "I'm bad at reading," is a good excuse to stop taking English …


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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Sony NEX-6 review: can a pocket-sized camera finally kill your DSLR?

I still use a DSLR. Unlike my colleague Dan Seifert (and a handful of other staffers at The Verge), I've never been willing to sacrifice the speed and control of my Nikon D7000 to get a smaller, lighter camera. It's really not an image quality issue — Sony's NEX lineup typically takes excellent …