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New study on Canadian kids attitudes toward STEM

The first comprehensive study on Canadian kids attitudes toward STEM has been undertaken by Actua, the national Canadian charity advocating for youth education in STEM fields, and it has produced some interesting findings.

Exam students vent their frustration at Edexcel GCSE maths paper

16-year-old school students have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration at a maths exam paper by British exam board Edexcel, taken today. The trend has led to thousands mocking the "impossible" questions by turning them on their heads with memes.

Study reveals booklovers have improved literacy and maths ability

Considering they read for fun, it comes as no surprise that most booklovers have improved literacy rates, as reading gives them an avenue to improve their vocabulary. What could be surprising is that the hobby is also linked to enhanced maths ability.

Hitting streaks at baseball creates a better team

A scientist has undertaken analysis which has shown that a baseball player on a hitting streak lifts the performance of those around him. Teammates who play regularly with a streaking player hit at a pace above their own average during those games.

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.

Student suffers heart attack in exam, still earns university spot

Cambridge - An 18-year-old Malaysian student recently received a place at Sydney University in Australia, despite suffering a heart attack during one of his A-level exams.

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.

Mathematicians create a perfect head of creamy stout

Limerick - Irish mathematicians have been researching the way beer bubbles form and have come up with what they think is the perfect formula for a creamy head of stout.

World Maths Day unites children around the world

On Tuesday millions of children from around the world played online arithmetic games to raise money for UNICEF and to get their name on the prestigious ‘Hall of Fame’ honour board.

The Mathematics of Gambling

Australian Family Association are up in arms after a maths teacher in Brisbane, Australia, takes his class to the racetrack.

Maths and drugs at a high school

A teacher in New Mexico had problems with a exam because of a question regarding drugs.

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