A new study has shown that monkeys trained to recognize number values can add-up and do simple sums. The researchers think that being able to estimate has survival value for monkey populations in the wild.
Nemeth Code is the code for mathematics and scientific notation in North America. It's regularly taught as a form of Braille study, bringing new independence into student's lives. The creator of this life-changing code died today.
It’s an annual problem as seasonal as Jingle Bells – spend ages decorating the Christmas tree, stand back to admire it then find garlands hanging forlornly and Christmas tree lights, dense on one side and sparse on the other. Now a solution exists.
Today, Sir Isaac Newton is famous for his scientific achievements. He redeveloped physics for the Western world during the 17th century. His discovery of the gravitational laws dominated physics before Einstein’s special and general relativity theory.
Several parents of elementary school children in Gwinnet County, Georgia were shocked and outraged when their children brought home from school math homework assignment that had word problems referring to slavery and beating of slaves.
A Fields Medal is the equivalent of a Nobel Prize when it comes to mathematics. The medal is only given out every four years. This year one win is Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss of the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
“I hate math.” “I’ve never been good at math.” Often these are statements used by girls to describe their math anxiety. Psychologists have found female teachers’ influence may help to cause girls to fear math.
Over the past couple of centuries, scholars have been fascinated with the connection between math and music. Now, three music professors have devised a new way for analyzing and categorizing music that takes advantage of the complex mathematics.
A preliminary report on student comprehension of high school math skills at the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada shows that greater than 90 percent of students failed Basic Algebra and close to as many failed Geometry.
According to the stereotype, girls like reading and writing and boys like arithmetic and science. However, a new study of elementary schools shows that girls actually like math and science more than the language arts.
According to a Duke University study, Rhesus macaque monkeys performed as well as college students at quick mental addition. The researchers are now trying to see whether other animals have math skills like humans.
Parkdale Collegiate Institute in Toronto hopes that a bold new move won't be the wrong one. Next fall the ninth grade students will not be taking math. Don't worry there will be physical education so the bodies of the youngsters don't fall behind.