Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates after his team won the NFL divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans on Jan. 12, 2020.
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Watching the chances of victory change injects life into sports, both real and fantasy.
The simple dice can provide an introduction to statistics.
Wages, starlight and polls can all be interpreted using statistics. While probabilities, medians and noise can be challenging, a simple dice can provide insights into statistics.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announces South Africa’s 2019 matric results and congratulates top achievers.
Performance in mathematics matters for university entrance. Without it, school leavers are not eligible for many programmes.
Can being compared to a calculator ever be funny?
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Overt racism is easy to spot. But more subtle forms based on false narratives can be equally dehumanizing – and it's no joke.
How likely is it that everyone in a family Kris Kringle will draw their own partner? It took a roomful of mathematicians to find out.
Coding can enhance children’s creativity and their understanding of mathematics.
Coding is beneficial to children, irrespective of their career path later on in life.
Bourbaki Congress of 1938.
Largely unknown today, Bourbaki was the last mathematician to master nearly all aspects of the field. There’s just one problem: Bourbaki never existed.
Math provides clues as to why your happy friends are as happy as they seem.
Does it seem like your friends have better lives than you do? Mathematics, in the form of the "majority illusion," can help explain why.
A traditional maths problem involving pizza will be very far removed from real life.
Students need more than just arithmetic to succeed in the modern world. Learning maths through an inquiry-based approach can help them develop critical and creative skills, as well as resilience.
Honeybees: nature’s maths whizzes.
Honeybees are good at maths, but it was thought they could only count to four. That is, unless you present them with a task in which they are punished with a bitter-tasting drink for getting it wrong.
North Carolina Electoral College representatives sign the Certificates of Vote in December 2016.
A quirk of mathematics gives voters in some small states, like Rhode Island and Nebraska, an extra edge over voters in other states. This happens not only in the US, but in other countries, too.
The math behind the movement.
A new project for Detroit middle and high schoolers combines athletics and mathematical concepts.
Clifford Berry stands by the Atanasoff-Berry Computer.
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The first computer, named the ABC, was built at Iowa State University. But for a long time, few had heard of it.
Numeracy has real implications for your life.
How mathematically proficient are you? And do you have the skills to back up your level of math confidence? The answers to those questions may have ramifications for your financial and physical health.
NAPLAN’s numeracy testing is not at the same level as the mathematics curriculum students are studying.
The questions in the NAPLAN numeracy tests are often years behind the level of mathematics students following the curriculum are studying that year.
Those shapes may prove as constructive as the numbers.
On top of teaching them how to recognize numbers and count to 10, make sure they're playing with puzzles.
Complete College America dubs remedial classes the ‘bridge to nowhere.’
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Many college students take math classes they've already taken in high school. Why does this happen? Is it a problem?
Bias in, bias out: many algorithms have inherent design problems.
Mathematician Hannah Fry has called for tech and data scientists to make an ethical pledge, as medical doctors do. But the same result might be delivered by simply asking people to mind their bias.
There are so many number systems! The ones you know now were developed over centuries but we are still making up more now.
The Romans were great engineers but they had a terrible number system. It didn’t even have zero.
Amazon plans to retrain 100,000 employees in new technologies.
Amazon's plan to invest $700 million retraining its workforce signals very soon all jobs will be STEM jobs – and higher education needs to play a bigger role.