Inappropriate ways of denoting multiplication are everywhere.
When the equation 8÷2(2+2)=? is written properly and includes a multiplication sign before the first bracket, the answer is clear.
Civil rights activist Bob Moses founded The Algebra Project to help Black students develop strong math skills.
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The Algebra Project – a long-standing initiative to teach algebra to Black students who might not otherwise take it – sprang from Bob Moses’ work as a civil rights activist, a historian recounts.
The proposed maths curriculum would result in a deeper understanding of key concepts. It expects students to explain their maths reasoning rather than present their answer without justification.
What did Pythagoras do with all those triangles, anyway?
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.
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High school students can blame ancient India for quadratic equations and calculus.
Turning zero from a punctuation mark into a number paved the way for everything from algebra to algorithms.
A student in Cape Coast solves a math problem.
By embracing a style beyond the typical classroom lecture, math education can serve all of our students better.
A confused student might not be leaving a math classroom….
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A new book criticizes how and what American math classes are teaching. Singling out math instruction in this age of high-stakes testing and accountability is unsporting.
Don’t worry – there are only 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 configurations.
Getting to grips with Domino’s square pizzas is easy with a bit of algebra.
Consider a standard pizza box containing a standard circular pizza. How much more would you be willing to pay for a square pizza that filled the box? Clearly the square pizza contains more pizza: but is…