Mathematician Peter Taylor taught high school math to prepare to develop a new 'RabbitMath' curriculum that emphasizes collaborative creativity and learning to work with complex systems.
The more candidates that there are, the likelier it is that voters cannot come to a consensus on the best candidate.
When bad weather hits, there's a complex formula organisers turn to to make lost game time fair.
We're left wondering whether we as humans are so very special after all – that perhaps the ability to learn mathematics could be universal.
To a mathematician the idea of, "voter turnout" is not a very precise term. What exactly does it mean? And how is it calculated?
What do earthquakes, wealthy Italian families and your circulatory system have in common? Scientists use fractals, self-similarity and power laws to translate from local to global scales.
A human knows that four cats, four apples and the symbol 4 all have one thing in common – the abstract concept of 'four'. Now robots are catching up.
Why does the impact of rain in a puddle look different from when it falls elsewhere, like in a lake or the ocean? A 'puddle equation' dives deep into the secret math of ripples.
Engineer, artist, mathematician, thinker: Leonardo da Vinci was all these and more.
Researchers find promising results for two programs patterned after the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, a renowned initiative launched at UMBC in the 1980s and known to increase diversity in STEM.
Simple math reveals some surprising facts about the underlying structure of Facebook and other social networks.
To multiply two numbers by hand take a few steps but it's something we're taught in school. When dealing with big numbers, really big numbers, we need to a quicker way to do things.
Mathematicians have known how to solve something called an S-unit equation for several years. However, the process is so convoluted that few can actually use it to tackle their problems.
When is math not just math? Political conflicts have led to new study-abroad initiatives, the creation of a world-class university, the migration of mathematicians and serious educational reforms.
Supreme Court justices have previously called statistical methods of measuring partisan gerrymandering 'sociological gobbledygook' and 'a bunch of baloney.'
An obsession with statistics has made teams better than ever -- but the game is now more tedious for fans to watch.
Artificially intelligent drug design programs could discover new therapies for conditions that are difficult or prohibitively expensive to cure.
Mathematic models are becoming more sophisticated and now they could actually predict how likely a species is to die out.
In January, measles returned to the Pacific Northwest, while Ebola resurged in the Congo. It would take a lot more research for scientists to be able to stop threats like these in their tracks.
Data science is going to grow over the coming decades and requires trained graduates who can handle the work.