While China has taken steps to rein in the playing of video games among students during the school week, a U.S. scholar makes the case for why the games should be featured more prominently in school.
We’re told jobs requiring science and maths skills are growing faster than others. But industry reports also highlight human skills will be more important in the age of automation.
The proportion of students choosing advanced maths subjects has declined sharply in the last 20 years. Australia also has some of the highest rates of maths teachers outside their field of expertise.
Each year large numbers of college students drop plans to become engineers or scientists because of poor performance in calculus. A new ‘active learning’ approach could help turn things around.
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.
Teachers are starting to ditch graphing calculators for math apps. Was the expensive tech ever worth it – or is it just holding students back?
By embracing a style beyond the typical classroom lecture, math education can serve all of our students better.
There remain many mysteries that are beyond science. Does that mean that a God truly exists? A scholar gives reasons for this possibility.
An instant likely feels different to a person, or a redwood, or a gnat. What’s infinitely small for one might be a whole lifetime for another – and that scale influences the choices we make.
We know pi appears when we talk about circles. But it appears in many other places, too. Why, pi, why?
More students are taking Advanced Placement calculus in high school. They may be learning techniques for solving certain problems at the expense of the mathematical foundations they need to advance.