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Monkeys can do math

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Nature vs nurture debate for exam grades

London - A child’s genetics influences high school exam results more than than school or family environment, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Dr. Abraham Nemeth, inventor of the Braille math code, dies at 94

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.
In the Media by Robert Kingett - 2 comments

Treegonometry — How to decorate the perfect Christmas tree

Sheffield - 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.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Michigan State professor goes berserk, strips naked in class

Lansing - A Michigan State University professor was taken into protective custody after he stripped naked in front of his class and began shouting unintelligibly in the school hallway.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 11 comments

Op-Ed: Sir Isaac Newton’s Theology and Eschatology

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.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar

Slavery math assignment causes parents outrage

Norcross - 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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 24 comments

Physicists develop mathematical model that predicts tumour growth

Heidelberg - According to an article in New Scientist magazine, physicists have developed a mathematical model which shows how tumours evolve.
In the Media by Christopher Bates - 1 comment

Op-Ed: AAAS science website great for students & teachers hypothetically

Science is a driving force in our society today. There could be none of the great achievements that mankind has made without science as a foundation. But how can students learn about science online?
In the Media by Justin Goodwins - 2 comments

Nearly 25 percent of US army applicants fail entrance exams

A disturbing new study underscores the state of the US education system - finding that almost 25 percent of army applicants cannot meet standardized test requirements posed by military recruiters.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Israeli professor wins top math medal

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

'Do The Math' explores living on food bank for a week

Toronto - Last week the Stop Community Food Centre started the second phase of "Do the Math," a drive to highlight the failure of Ontario's current social assistance rates to support healthy citizens.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 6 comments

Study Finds Female Teachers Influence Girls in Fearing Math

“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.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff

Spot Grading-The New System

In the Raytown, Missouri school system, teachers are allowed to do what is called, "Spot grading". I encountered this grading system, first hand through my son.
In the Media by Rhonda Straw - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Mole Day is Coming

Celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

Assemblying the Geometry of Music

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.
In the Media by Tea Lulic - 6 comments

Sin City High Schools Cannot Pass Basic Math Exams

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.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 4 comments

Study Shows Girls Like Math and Science

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.
In the Media by Emily January - 1 comment

Rhesus monkeys perform math addition almost as well as college kids

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.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham

No Math For Next Year's Ninth Graders

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 8 comments

UK Schools Struggle To Do Their Sums In Order To Stay Top Of The Class

Pupils are struggling with A level Math according to authorities, as they tell pupils to drop the subject
In the Media by Michelle Duffy - 1 comment

Is my math teacher crazy? -- tell me what you think

Crappy math teacher blames students
In the Media by oinkysmith2 - 6 comments

Dificult math courses or unprepaired students

Math is difficult for many students to understand but is it supposed to be something they actually fear taking?
In the Media by Acronis - 2 comments

Cool Math Trick - Really Fast Multiplication

Learn to do fast multiplication with this video.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham

Party Hardy Can Improve Your Math Scores

Well, now I don't feel so stupid. Now I know that I had all those Math problems in school because I had math anxiety.
In the Media by timmack - 2 comments

Calvin and Hobbes goes religious with Math (Picture Only)

See Calvin's response to a math question.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham

New supercomputer to be unveiled

A Canadian firm is claiming to have taken a quantum leap in technology by producing a computer that can perform 64,000 calculations at once.
In the Media by Leah

Teacher Criticized For Meth Math Problem

Principal Wayne Marshall said a teacher at Moriarty High School made a misjudgment on an algebra test for his students.
In the Media by Leah - 7 comments

Publishers cater to growing use of MP3s for schoolwork

Lindleigh Whetstone wears headphones as she shoves clothes into the washing machine. Her classmate, Stepheno Zollos, wears them as he shops for groceries. An onlooker might assume the teens are listening to the latest top 40 hit, but they're really learni
In the Media by Aaron Robson - 3 comments

Guai Guai, the Hen that Can Do Math

A six-month-old hen in China has become a local celebrity because she can perform arithmetical calculations.
In the Media by geozone - 1 comment
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