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How A "Pop-Up Museum" Is Getting Kids Excited About Math

<i>Photo: Children create patterns and tessellations with brightly colored magnetic shapes in the Miles of Tiles exhibit, featured at the 2014 Math Fair.</i><p>We tend to think of math as a series of numbers and symbols on paper, often preceding a list of multiple-choice answers intentionally presented to …

Programming is not math, huh? • Jeremy Kun

Now my biggest beef is with her conclusive dismissal of mathematics.<p>If a small and shrinking set of programming applications require math, so much so …

Like math? Thank your motivation, not IQ - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience | NBC News

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.<p>But there's a catch: The findings, published this month in the journal Child Development, show that keeping children's heads in the math books by force …

Maths and science at A-level? Do the sums

The fact that 52 schools and colleges in England failed to enter any pupils for science and maths A-levels in 2012-13 is incredibly worrying and raises serious questions (Report, 18 July). We know that employers look for graduates with the analytical and problem-solving skills these subjects …

7th graders to try new math curriculum in District 365U

The Valley View School District 365U school board voted to implement a pilot math curriculum for 7th graders that emphasizes real-world applications.<p>The program will cost $28,000 for student and teacher textbooks from Carnegie Learning, and will include professional development for staff, documents …

This Simple Math Concept Went Nowhere For A Century And Then — BOOM — Computers

What's truly amazing is that sometimes a branch of math will start out as something completely abstract, with no immediate scientific or engineering applications, and then much later a practical use can be found.<p>Boolean algebra is the combination of logic and algebra, initially developed by George …

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Math For Babies

Science & InnovationOnly Human<p>Doing math is thought to be a uniquely human skill. We can learn the abstract concept of a number: two things or three things or four things; we can represent that concept symbolically (2, 3, 4); and we can use those symbols to understand more complex abstractions …

Number of major math changes for California students

Big shift in national standards shakes up familiar progression<p>Math is getting a major makeover.<p>By fall, traditional textbooks mostly will be tossed aside in California classrooms. What's taught in each grade will get shuffled around and, often, merged. First-graders will get tiny tastes of algebra …

We need mathematics more than ever – so let's support our teachers

At a time when we appear to need both a general population and a professional workforce to be highly numerate, the reverse appears to be happening. A recent report from the Australian mathematical sciences institute says that 54% of Australians have only basic numeracy skills, and that 40% of year …

British researchers win £1.8m mathematics prize

Two British researchers have won the most lucrative mathematics prize ever established, though the advances they are honoured for will leave most people baffled.<p>Richard Taylor, 52, and Simon Donaldson, 56, each receive $3m (£1.8m) and a trophy as winners of the new Breakthrough prize in mathematics …