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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 …

Mathematics

Pixar's Senior Scientist explains how math makes the movies and games we love

Applied research by Tony DeRose and his colleagues takes animators from simple polygons to the limits of geometric storytelling<p>Tony DeRose wanders between rows at New York's Museum of Mathematics. In a brightly-colored button-up T-shirt that may be Pixar standard issue, he doesn't look like the …

Video Games Are The Perfect Way To Teach Math, Says Stanford Mathematician

Wuzzit Trouble, from InnerTube games, is new in the app store this week.<p>Innertube Games is a learning-games studio founded by four enthusiasts, including the world famous Dr. Keith Devlin: the NPR Math Guy and Stanford Mathmetician. It has taken InnerTube two years from forming the company to …

Here's How Little Math Americans Actually Use at Work

Less than a quarter of employees do any calculations more complicated than basic fractions, and blue-collar workers generally do more advanced math than their white-collar friends.<p>Remember sitting through high school math class while the teacher droned on about polynomial equations and thinking …

Dark Side of the American Dream

The "American Dream" is the idea that anyone can, with hard work and perseverance, bring themselves up out of poverty and achieve greatness in some …

We're Killing the American Dream

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Does the public still believe in the American Dream?<p>James Truslow Adams, an early 20th century historian, coined the term in …

American Dream in Vimeo Staff Picks

The American Dream video is based on the fear of success, this thought is extremely powerful, fear has the ability to cripple us from pursuing our …

Making Our Economy Work for Every Working American

Today in Southeast Washington, DC, President Obama spoke about what he called the defining challenge of our time: reversing a decades-long slope toward growing inequality and a lack of upward mobility. It's a trend that has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain, the idea that if you work …

12 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Math

For those people, we took a look through the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a U.S. Department of Labor database of detailed information on hundreds of occupations, to find high-paying jobs where math skills aren't important.<p>Based on extensive surveys and data collection, O*NET ranks the …

Employment

New York's Math Museum Turns 1

The National Museum of Math, located in the Flatiron District, just celebrated its first birthday. And as a museum of math, it did so with its own unique flair, both sophisticated and geeky.<p>The first event of the evening was the unveiling of new exhibit, a "dynamic wall' created from over 100 …

10 Playful Math Activities

Prepare your child to succeed in school with these fun math activities.<p>Recent studies have shown that a child's math skills upon entering kindergarten can be a strong predictor of her future academic performance in both math and reading throughout the elementary grades. Math learning promotes …

Mathematics

Free Online Math Classes Collection

Free online math classes can help you master the basics without having to struggle through complicated textbooks or pay for a tutor. Check out this …

World War II Vet, 89, Tutors Students In Math

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The Cowboys Sign A 41-Year-Old High School Math Teacher To Be Their Backup Quarterback

Kitna, who retired in 2011 and hasn't started an NFL game since 2010, currently teaches math and coaches football at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash.<p>The 41-year-old will get paid $51,300 for this Sunday's pivotal game against the Eagles. He says he's going to donate that check to his high …

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Education: practical maths in schools is a formula for future success

Students should be allowed to use computers to solve problems in class and in exams, according to one education expert<p>Conrad Wolfram, an entrepreneur and teacher, has a challenge for the British education system. In the UK, he asks, why do we introduce coding in primary schools but ban calculators? …

The 10 Best Jobs For People Who Love Math

To find out which jobs offer the best opportunities for people who love math, we analyzed CareerCast's list of the top 200 occupations in 2013 and pulled out those jobs that require analytical math skills.<p>CareerCast, a job search site, measured the stress, physical demands, and both the current and …

Employment

Love and Math: Equations as an Equalizer for Humanity

French polymath Henri Poincaré saw in mathematics a metaphor for how creativity works, while autistic savant Daniel Tammet believes that math expands our circle of empathy. So how can a field so diverse in its benefits and so rich in human value remain alienating to so many people who subscribe to …

Practical Math Shortcuts For Everyday Life

It turns out, your school teacher was right. You need math on a regular basis. While most people won't typically have need of orthogonal …

How your kid can learn basic math skills with just $12

Recent OECD results show that an increasing percentage of Canadian students are failing the international math test in nearly all provinces. Parents have asked for a renewed focus on the fundamentals. Do your kids need help mastering basic arithmetic? Hannah Sung has three apps for you

Stop bashing teachers. It’s up to all of us to improve kids’ math skills

It feels like we in math education have been thrown into a hurricane. Is what we do in Canada broken? Are we falling perilously behind other countries as a result of the ways that we teach and prepare our students? Contrary to the stories of doom and gloom that we are hearing, our mathematics …

Education

We Used New York City's 47 Bridges To Solve An 18th Century Math Puzzle

NYC is built on an archipelago, and consequently has a ton of bridges. There are 47 non-rail-only bridges in New York City that appear on Wikipedia's list of said bridges.<p>In this exercise, we answer: Is it possible to get around NYC by crossing every bridge just once?<p>This is more than just a fun …

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Love and Math : A Modern Russian's Lara Poem

Edward Frenkel's book <i>Love and Math</i> is, quite simply, a love story, one man's declaration of his love for, and romantic description of, the mistress that destiny assigned him. If I had to sum up the book in one word, that word would be passion. The romantic prose, at times poetic, the broad sweep of …

Math Is Not Necessary for Software Development

Sometimes, I tweet. When I tweet, sometimes people agree with me. One such occasion happened recently when I said this.<p>Modern software development …

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, …

Common Core’s Newer Math

A return to mathematical ignorance<p>The following sentences from the <i>New York Times</i> could have been written today in homage to the Common Core Standards …

Mathematics

Does Math Exist?

In nature, that is.