Parents have a responsibility for their children’s math development too.
Instead of getting "back to basics" to improve math skills, we should make math literacy a priority by developing, attracting and supporting skilled teachers, and improving math literacy at home.
Even some teachers suffer from anxiety about math.
Many Americans feel anxiety or dread when it comes to math. A lot of that anxiety starts in childhood.
Facilitated discussions about math can help kids learn.
Most math classrooms feature a teacher lecturing and students quietly working on problems. But research shows that a different approach would lead to better results.
Charting a path to success.
Undergraduate statistics degrees have tripled in the past decade. Is 'statistician' really the sexy new job?
A prime mystery.
A famous mathematician claims to have cracked a longstanding problem involving prime numbers. But his results still need to be verified.
Patricia Piccinini, Graham, 2016 Installation view,
A new Science Gallery Melbourne exhibition offers a set of reflections, calculations and speculations that engage with ideas about the perfect body, mathematical precision, quantum physics and a post-human world.
A Mobius strip.
The inventor of the brain-teasing Möbius strip died 150 years ago, but his creation continues to spawn new ideas in mathematics.
Getting ready for school.
Through games and household tasks, parents can help their children learn basic math skills like counting, geometry and algebraic thinking.
The Ontario government “back to basics” approach to the curriculum will not best serve children who need a mixture of traditional and discovery learning methods.
Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Education Lisa Thompson have told elementary school teachers to expect curriculum change directives for "back to basics" mathematics, a move that could hurt students.
Zebrafish are known for their black and gold stripes.
Zebrafish are known for their black and gold stripes, but researchers are still figuring out how pigment cells interact to form these patterns.
Teaching students about how ancient civilizations used geometry to build structures like the pyramids in Egypt is part of a new integrated approach to learning science, technology, engineering and math.
(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
To get more students interested in STEM subjects, teachers must break out of the traditional subject-matter silos and use an approach that helps kids understand how math is used in the real world.
The code that could see you a winner in McDonald’s Monopoly competition.
With some big prizes are on offer in the latest competition from the fast food giant, best to see what the numbers say.
“We’re all mad here.”
"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." To understand the universe, we need more Mad Hatter mathematicians.
DNA knot as seen under the electron microscope.
Mathematical models can describe the many shapes of DNA, as well as cellular processes like DNA replication.
Parent engagement offices in ministries of education, parent engagement consultants, parent mentor programs: such measures could revolutionize schools and boost student achievement.
A systematic embrace of parents' untapped knowledge by schools could revolutionize education systems in Canada and globally.
It's not as simple as just hiring more immigration officers.
Australian mathematician Akshay Venkatesh honoured in this year’s Fields Medals.
I was in second year at the University of Western Australia when Akshay Venkatesh skipped first year maths and jumped straight into my classes. He was 13 at the time. Now he's won a prestigious award.
President Donald Trump delivers a lot of information through Twitter. Here he speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, March 2018.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Networks of keywords are analyzed in Donald Trump's tweets from 2015 to the present.
Cheating at dice games is possible – but it does require some skills.
Math in yarn.
In this professor's class, there are no calculators. Instead, students learn advanced math by talking, drawing pictures, playing with beach balls – and knitting.