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Origami: A Relationship Between Mathematics and Art
NEW YORK–The relationship between mathematics and art has always existed. From ancient civilizations, to the Renaissance, to present day, mathematical ideas have been illustrated in various artistic mediums. This relationship ...
August 16, 2019
US Professor Becomes First Woman to Be Awarded Mathematics’ Most Prestigious Abel Prize
Karen Uhlenbeck is a 76-year-old mathematician and professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also ...
March 20, 2019
Harmony Among Men, Mastery of Math in the ‘Three Character Classic’
The Three Character Classic, or San Zi Jing, is the best known classic Chinese text for children. Written ...
June 29, 2017
How a Farm Boy From Wales Gave the World Pi
One of the most important numbers in maths might today be named after the Greek letter π or ...
May 7, 2016
Gareth Ffowc Roberts
Math Professor Wins $700,000 for Solving 300-Year-Old Theorem
British mathematician Sir Andrew J. Wiles has won the Abel Prize in math for cracking a centuries-old hypothesis.
March 17, 2016
A Statistician’s Approach to Coincidences: Meaningful or Random?
Some statisticians say all coincidences are just due to random chance, and they are meaningless. Others disagree.
March 14, 2016
Bernard D. Beitman, M.D.
Survey: 1 out of 5 Adults Have Forgotten How to Do Fractions or Percentages
At least a fifth of adults have forgotten how to perform basic mathematical equations taught in school, according ...
March 8, 2016
The Promise and Problems of Probability in Coincidence Studies
Have you ever experienced a strange coincidence and thought, "What are the odds of that?"
December 17, 2015
Bernard D. Beitman, M.D.
How to Weigh a Baby Star
Until now, scientists have determined the mass of stars, planets, and moons by studying their motion in relation ...
October 13, 2015
University of Southampton
A Kid’s Math ‘Self-Concept’ Predicts Test Scores
How strongly children identify with math—their math “self-concept”—can predict how high they will score on a standardized test ...
October 5, 2015
Would This A.I. Geometry Pro Beat Your S.A.T. Score?
A new artificial intelligence system can solve SAT geometry questions as well as the average American 11th-grade student.
September 23, 2015
Tricky Math Solves Old Arctic Ice Mystery
To answer a 40-year-old question about Arctic ice thickness, scientists have treated the ice floes of the frozen ...
September 19, 2015
How to Get Children to Want to Do Maths Outside the Classroom
It’s important to be inventive when teaching children maths in primary school, in order to get them hooked ...
September 2, 2015
In the Push for Marketable Skills, Are We Forgetting the Beauty and Poetry of STEM Disciplines?
Thousands of students are preparing to begin their job searches with newly earned STEM (science, technology, engineering and ...
August 21, 2015
Parents’ Math Anxiety Can Rub Off on Kids
Children of math-anxious parents learn less math during the course of a school year and are more likely ...
August 12, 2015
Weapons of Maths Destruction: Are Calculators Killing Our Ability to Work It Out in Our Head?
Thirty years ago calculators promised immense opportunity – opportunity, alas, that brought considerable controversy.
August 10, 2015
Seeing Symmetry Helps Kids Get Negative Numbers
A new classroom strategy uses visual symmetry to teach children the often baffling concepts surrounding negative numbers.
July 9, 2015
Edmund L. Andrews
Mathematics, Spaghetti Alla Carbonara and You
I’ve come to believe that mathematics, as an investigative science, as a practical discipline and as a creative ...
June 23, 2015
Does ‘Good Try’ Distract Children During Math?
Telling a child “Good try, but your answer is incorrect” when he or she gets a math problem ...
June 16, 2015
John Nash: A Beautiful Mind and Its Exquisite Mathematics
hile he published only a small handful of papers, John Nash will be remembered as one of the ...
May 28, 2015
Discovery-Based Learning to Blame for Students’ Declining Math Skills
Canada’s math teachers need to shift their focus away from discovery-based learning and move back toward traditional methods, ...
May 28, 2015
The Canadian Press
Where’s the Proof in Science? There Is None
As an astrophysicist, I live and breathe science. Much of what I read and hear is couched in ...
September 28, 2014
The Golden Ratio—A Sacred Number That Links the Past to the Present
There is one thing that ancient Greeks, Renaissance artists, a 17th century astronomer and 21st century architects all ...
August 23, 2014
Changes in Earth’s Landscape Are Mathematically Ordered, Not Random: Stanford Study
Decades of research on landscape formation have relied on a theory now proven false, according to Stanford scientists. ...
July 14, 2014
Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Mathematical Devices of the Inca in Peru
A team of archaeologists have discovered twenty-five well preserved quipus, an ancient form of record-keeping used by the ...
June 26, 2014
Former NASA Physicist Disputes Einstein’s Relativity Theory
Dr. Edward Dowdye Jr. challenges Albert Einstein's fundamental theories as they are widely taught in schools today."I believe ...
June 16, 2014
10 Quotes Everyone Interested in Science or Philosophy Should Read, Ponder
From Albert Einstein to Carl Sagan to Niels Bohr, many great physicists also had a way with words. ...
June 10, 2014
US Economy a ‘Bright Spot’ in Global Outlook
Kurdish-Led Forces Say They Have Pulled out of Syria Border Town
Supreme Court Asked to Resolve Appeals Court Split Over Deportation of Permanent Residents
Pompeo Says There Was No Quid Pro Quo Tied to Ukraine Aid
Four Ways Pelosi Impeachment Inquiry Fails Hillary’s Watergate Tests
Final Report From House Antitrust Probe Into Big Tech Expected by ‘First Part’ of 2020
All US Troops Withdrawing From Syria Are Going to Western Iraq, Says Esper