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Mathematics

Gifted in maths: six ways to keep your high achievers engaged

In my role as a mathematics education adviser for a local authority I am frequently asked to provide training for schools focused on the more able …

LeBron James Spots Math Error After NBA Finals Game 1 Against Spurs (VIDEO)

<i>By Jose Martinez, Complex Sports</i><p>Following last night's Game 1 contest between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, LeBron James spoke to the media and briefly glanced over the stat sheet. That's when he noticed an error with the total number of second-chance points.<p>So, James used his time on …

A New Kind of Problem: The Common Core Math Standards

<i>A set of guidelines adopted by 45 states this year may turn children into "little mathematicians" who don't know how to do actual math.</i><p>zhu difeng/shutterstock<p>A few weeks ago, I wrote an article for TheAtlantic.com describing some of the problems with how math is currently being taught. …

What if We Taught Kids About Skin Color and Racism The Way We Teach Math?

Too often in an effort to build community, we tell young students not to talk about the racial differences around them. Then, when they learn that …

Teaching

11 Reasons Why Kids Must Learn Math

As America bemoans its woeful performance in math, we should remind ourselves why we want our kids to do well in math in the first place. Sure, we need the inventive geniuses who make our society better: someone's got to cure cancer, and build a better iPhone antenna, and develop cheap renewable …

Math Class Made Delicious: Learn About Cones Through Scones

Cooks use math to make beautiful food all the time: Slicing eight perfect pieces of pie or doubling a recipe requires basic knowledge of fractions, for example.<p>But how many cooks think about using beautiful food to illustrate the math itself?<p>Lenore M. Edman and Windell H. Oskay of the blog Evil Mad …

Miami Heat Contracts: Offseason Math Explained

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat schooled the NBA during the regular season and playoffs. Now comes the hard part, the math.<p>Here's an update to help make sense of the numbers.<p>LeBron James<p>2013-14 contract status: James is under contract for $19 million next season, with two additional seasons on his …

KQED

[Video co-produced with Matthew Williams.]<p>Juan Hernandez has had a life-changing summer. The 14-year-old math and science whiz got to geek out with …

College & University

Obesity and exercise rates are both up: It's a matter of math

Here is the so-called mystery: Americans are exercising more, but the national obesity rate keeps rising. How can that be?<p>The answer is pretty obvious. As my personal trainer (the only person standing between me and a gut hanging over my belt) has told me many times, "It's all math -- the number of …

Nutrition

Seventh Grade Math Shifts to New Connected Program

The middle school will no longer offer seventh grade honors math.<p>Swampscott Middle School seventh graders will learn math together under a new …

KQED

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO TALK MATH WITH KIDS >> Many of us feel completely comfortable talking about letters, words and sentences with our …

Mathematics

KQED

<b>Do girls need special attention</b> when it comes to science, math, and technology topics? In response to last week’s article about Techbridge, the …

Teaching

6 Math Problems That You Can Solve To Earn Thousands Of Dollars In Prize Money

Everyone knows there's a bunch of money to be found studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), but few fields are as direct about the opportunities for making money as math.<p>The tradition of offering mathematical prizes goes back ages. One of the most famous men to offer …

Mathematics