Archive: 27/08/2013

Fractions gain traction with concrete models

If 3 is greater than 2, then ⅓ must be bigger than ½—right? Wrong. As thousands of students head back to school, many will use exactly that kind of thinking when faced with fractions for the first time. New research ...

dateAug 27, 2013 in Social Sciences
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African dust clouds worry Caribbean scientists

Each summer, microscopic dust particles kicked up by African sandstorms blow thousands of miles (kilometers) across the Atlantic to arrive in the Caribbean, limiting airplane pilots' visibility to just a few miles and contributing ...

dateAug 27, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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