# Juan Malagon

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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 …

Los Angeles### 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 …

Teaching### 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 …

Mathematics### Math For Babies

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 (2*3^4).<p>We’re not born with these …

### Number of major math changes for California students - SFGate

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 while learning to add, and middle school students will be …