Mathematics

Cyberchase And Citizen Science

Why don’t kids like math and science? Based on my many years of teaching elementary math and science, I know that when kids are bored with these subjects, it’s usually because they don’t see the point of how these subjects could be useful or...

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How Human Consciousness Can Exist While A Body Is Unconscious Explained In A Beautiful Animation

Animator Diana Gradinaru of the Royal Institution quite elegantly illustrated a lecture on consciousness by mathematician Marcus du Sautoy. du Sautoy explains a dream he had, then examined how it could so real even though his body wasn’t...

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[eugene Volokh] Teaching 5- And 6-year-olds Serious Basic Math

For several years, my son went to the UCLA Math Circle run by Dr. Olga Radko and Dr. Oleg Gleizer (both mathematics PhDs), whom I’ve gotten to know well. It’s a superb program, which teaches children ages 5 to 17 serious mathematical...

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Want Black Women Students To Stay In Stem? Help Them Find Role Models Who Look Like Them

Representation matters for Black women college students when it comes to belonging in rigorous science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, according to a new study. Having role models who share their racial identity is vital to...

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As Notre-dame-de-paris Was Burning…, By Pierre Lemieux

From any pronouncement, one must discount emotions, purple prose, and metaphors. Language is complex. In non-mathematical languages, things often (if not always) don’t literally mean what they say. This is even truer for politician-speak. As...

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Researchers Forge New Computational Tools To Make More Accurate Predictions Of Protein Structures

Where the village smithy once stood now stands an algorithm, its mighty mathematical hammer pounding proteins into shape.
Related topics: Proteins, Algorithms

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Honor 20 Launch Date Is May 21, As Revealed By Math Problem

Honor is sending out invites for the Honor 20 launch event, and it appears to be May 21, in London. It is also believed there will be an Honor 20 Pro. The post Honor 20 launch date is May 21, as revealed by math problem appeared first on Pocketnow.

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After Math: Eat Your Heart Out, Soundgarden

From the first direct images of a black hole and a nearly-successful private moon landing to self-healing exosuits and self-retrieving rockets, read on for the top stories from what's been a stellar week for space science!
Related topics: Black Holes, Moon, Space

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Funding Friday: Math In America

Did you know this? Well, this film that is being funded on Kickstarter is all about the math crisis in America. I backed it this morning and you can too.
Related topics: Kickstarter

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A Faster Method For Multiplying Very Big Numbers

The multiplication of integers is a problem that has kept mathematicians busy since Antiquity. The "Babylonian" method we learn at school requires us to multiply each digit of the first number by each digit of the second one. But when both numbers...

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More Michigan Students Taking, Passing Advanced Math

Michigan high school students are going above and beyond the required math curriculum, likely an effect of the state's graduation requirements, finds new research from Michigan State University.

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[eugene Volokh] Teaching 5- And 6-year-olds Serious Basic Math

The second edition of "Breaking Numbers Into Parts": very highly recommended. For several years, my son went to the UCLA Math Circle run by Dr. Olga Radko and Dr. Oleg Gleizer (both mathematics PhDs), whom I've gotten to know well. It's a superb...

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Interactive Demo Shows The Power Of Fourier Transforms

When it comes to mathematics, the average person can probably get through most of life well enough with just basic algebra. Some simple statistical concepts would be helpful, and a little calculus couldn’t hurt. But that leaves out a lot of...

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Empathy And Cooperation Go Hand In Hand

Despite sometimes selfish instincts, cooperation abounds in human societies. Using mathematical models to explore this complex feature of social behavior, a team shows that the act of taking another person's perspective -- a form of empathy --...

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The Mechanism Of High-temperature Superconductivity Is Found

Russian physicist Viktor Lakhno from Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, RAS considers symmetrical bipolarons as a basis of high-temperature superconductivity. The theory explains recent experiments in which a superconductivity was reached in...
Related topics: Superconductors, Physics

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10 Tuesday Am Reads

My Tuesday morning train reads: • In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical Universe : For Karen Uhlenbeck, winner of the Abel Prize for math, a whimsical phenomenon offers a window onto higher dimensions. (New York Times) • Ray Dalio on why...

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10 Tuesday Am Reads

My Tuesday morning train reads: • In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical Universe : For Karen Uhlenbeck, winner of the Abel Prize for math, a whimsical phenomenon offers a window onto higher dimensions. (New York Times) • Ray Dalio on why...

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'according To My Calculations' Is The Latest Hot Take Meme

I'm no math whiz, but I know a calculator when I see one.  Twitter users have started drawing a cute little calculator out of numbers and dashes, and there's a small chunk of space for several words. It's the perfect place to express your hot...
Related topics: Twitter, Social Media

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Using Nature To Understand Nurture

An excellent new working paper uses genetic markers for educational attainment to track students through the high school math curriculum to better understand the role of nature, nurture and their interaction in math attainment. The paper begins with...
Related topics: Genetics

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Five Reasons To Love The Pythagorean Theorem

Middle school math teacher Fawn Nguyen tells us why a classic right triangle fact is her favorite mathematical result -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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