Danielle Havekost

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The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

The Origins of Math Anxiety

Fear of addition, subtraction, and the numerical world starts young—especially for girls.<p>Fear of math is a real thing. I thought I was the only neurotic freak who struggled with fractions in third grade, avoided taking calculus in high school, and dropped out of physics for non-science majors in …

Confusing Math Homework? Don’t Blame the Common Core

States, districts, and schools are actually in charge.<p>“I hate the Common Core,” the mother of two complained when I told her I write about education.<p>“What, specifically, do you hate?” I asked.<p>“The math. It makes no sense! I can’t help my kid with his homework and I don’t understand the new methods …

Brain Mania - game for maths and languages lovers - MSPoweruser

Brain Mania is a new game for everybody who loves maths or languages.<br>In fact you get two games in one.<p>In the first game called Numbers you’ll have to …

Sharks Are Accidentally Good at Math

Sharks follow mathematically optimal hunting routes, but that’s more to do with laziness than innate math skills.<p>For decades, sharks have baffled scientists by foraging along mathematically optimized hunting paths, called Lévy flights. Lamentably, nobody has observed sharks running Monte Carlo …

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