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Solving the logistic differential equation part 1 | Khan Academy

Riemann sums and sigma notation

Urban Advantage Celebrates 10 Years

Electric Cornstarch - Sick Science! #194

ATP: Adenosine triphosphate | Energy and enzymes | Biology | Khan Academy

Electron configuration for f block element Nd | Chemistry | Khan Academy

Neurocomic: A Graphic Novel About How the Brain Works

Scientists are only just beginning to understand how the brain works — from what transpires in it while we sleep to how to optimize its memory to what love does to it to how music affects it — and the rest of us fall somewhere on the spectrum between fascinated and confused when it comes to the …

The Strange Scourge of Light Pollution

Study: Monkeys Can Do Math

Explore The Hidden Math Behind Your Favorite Pixar Movies

The TEDEd talk from Pixar Senior Research Scientist Tony Derose explores how math made 'Monsters, Inc.'<p>This one goes out to all the creatives who couldn't cut the math muster in Middle School. Somewhere around 8th grade, my understanding of the practical uses of the numbers and symbols I was …

Animation

Common Core math standards: Fuzzy at best

In our May cover story, “Core Values,” we expose the nonsense and progressive agenda behind Common Core. A big part of the ridiculousness of Common Core are the new math standards. These standards apply the constructivism philosophy—a technique that requires students to “construct” understanding of …

BofA can't do math?

Why Is the Math Gender Gap So Much Worse in the US Than in Other Countries?

Could it be the boy crisis?<p>A new international study released last week shows that during the past 100 years, the first in which girls have been educated en masse, girls have out-performed boys academically. I'm not going to write here about what that may mean in terms of what grades are rewarding …

Education

Innovative teaching and learning: using laser guns to make maths exciting

Sponsored feature: The School We'd Like secondary school winner Chipping Norton's learning facility aims to make revision fun<p>You approach the portal armed only with your wits and a laser gun. There's a riddle to solve, you're shown three possible answers and the pressure is piled on. But wait, it's …

Oxfordshire

Brain Injury That Turned Jason Padgett Into Math Genius Suggests Dormant Skills May Be Common

In 2002, two men savagely attacked Jason Padgett outside a karaoke bar, leaving him with a severe concussion and post-traumatic stress disorder. But the incident also turned Padgett into a mathematical genius who sees the world through the lens of geometry.<p>Padgett, a furniture salesman from Tacoma, …

How our 1,000-year-old math curriculum cheats America's kids

Imagine you had to take an art class in which you were taught how to paint a fence or a wall, but you were never shown the paintings of the great masters, and you weren't even told that such paintings existed. Pretty soon you'd be asking, why study art?<p>That's absurd, of course, but it's …

Social Math: Why Learning Math Involves More Than Writing Numbers

One wouldn't expect an Israeli classroom where English is being taught as a second language to be the place for an epiphany about mathematics. But as I recently sat in one such class as a guest observer, listening to a group of fourth-graders learn the 20-or-so English words for the day, I suddenly …

Language Learning

The high school gender gap between math & computer science is huge (in 2 graphs)

As of 2010, women take only 18.4 percent of computer science degrees.<p>As America searches for the root cause of technology’s disturbing gender gap, a new report shows that it can eliminate one possible culprit: high school math. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the so-called …

Q&A With John Urschel, 2014 NFL Draft Prospect … and Math Genius!

When people think of mathematicians, they often think of the stereotype: the awkward, hunched-over guy doing groundbreaking research at a bar. …

12th Graders Continue to Lag in Reading, Math

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, an assessment that's also called "the nation's report card," shows disappointing trends in the performance of American 12th graders in both math and reading skill levels. NPR has more:<p>It measured reading and math skills of 92,000 high school seniors …

Family: Fremont teacher slapped boy over math test

A Fremont schoolteacher slapped a 9-year-old boy who he believed was mocking him by purposely misplacing a decimal point on a math test, the boy’s attorney and father said Thursday.<p>The teacher, Frederick Berg, 58, of Fremont was placed on paid administrative leave after the April 28 incident but is …

Math Learning - A Universal Language?

Fifth-grade students at Woodward Elementary School had an interesting math assignment this fall: watching college football games. Though seemingly fun on the surface, the assignment had an ulterior motive. Students were asked not simply to watch the college football games, but to score the plays …

Rhode Island

Georgia math: The voter ID battle

Chris Hayes talks with Ben Jealous about the math that could lead to Georgia turning blue and what needs to be done in order to flip the state.

Malba Tahan: the literary hoaxer who made Brazil love maths

Arab freedom fighter Malba Tahan wrote one of Brazil's most popular books, even though all was not what it seemed<p>I have two specialisms: Brazil and mathematics.<p>My first book <i>Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life</i> was about Brazilian football, and my most recent one, <i>Alex Through The Looking-Glass</i>, is …

Six ways Common Core is changing English/math classes

From The Hechinger Report, an independently funded unit of Teachers College at Columbia University, comes the following chart about how the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts are changing classrooms:<p><b>Six ways Common Core changes English and math classrooms</b><p><b>Before</b><p><b>Common …

Tim Hudak’s job-creation math: 1,000,000 – 100,000 = 900,000

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Friday, May 9, 2014</i>.<p><b>Hudak's million</b><br>Admittedly, my math is the back-of-the-envelope variety, but I think Tim Hudak just laid out why he now needs a 1.1-Million Jobs Plan.<p>Here's how it works: The Ontario Tory leader came into the provincial election …

Business (Canada)

Drunk Math: Why Tax Breaks for Craft Brewers Make No Sense

The much-loved industry wants a break on its IRS tab, but it's growing just fine as is.<p>(Reuters)<p>Craft brewers are a lovable lot. They're small business owners, who by the rules of our political discourse are the most hallowed Americans other than high school quarterbacks and marine infantrymen. And …

A budget road paved with gold? Dodgy maths and infrastructure wins

At first glance major contractors Leighton and Lend Lease, and toll road operators like Transurban, look to be winners from the extra billions in …