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Extra time in math class has its minuses, scholar says(Phys.org) —Eric Taylor, a PhD student at Stanford University's Center for Education Policy Analysis, found that students who spent more of the school day in math class had higher math scores, but the gains did not last for long.
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Other SciencesMon, 21 Jul 2014 07:00:02 ESTnews325143519How peers influence teens' interest in studying math and scienceThe American workforce is losing out on precious human capital because too few women and racial minorities pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics––the so-called STEM subjects, says psychology researcher Nilanjana Dasgupta of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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Other SciencesTue, 24 Sep 2013 11:50:36 ESTnews299242226More career options may explain why fewer women pursue jobs in science and mathWomen may be less likely to pursue careers in science and math because they have more career choices, not because they have less ability, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
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Other SciencesTue, 19 Mar 2013 14:26:12 ESTnews282921964Google gives $23M to spur innovation in charities(AP)—Google is announcing $23 million in grants to spur innovation among charities and increase education for girls and minority students in science and technology.
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TechnologyTue, 04 Dec 2012 06:01:16 ESTnews273823267Colleges try new fixes to recurring remedial rut(AP)—At the nation's community colleges, more than half of students are forced to take classes in basic math and English, skills that they should have learned years ago.
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Other SciencesFri, 28 Sep 2012 15:33:49 ESTnews268065198Mathematician announces that he's proved the ABC conjecture(Phys.org)—In all of history there are very few names that stand out in the field of mathematics, at least among those not in the field: Euclid, Newton, Pythagoras, etc. This is likely due to several reasons, chief among them is that math is so seldom used by most people and the fact that its use in other sciences causes the underlying concepts to become overshadowed. That might change if what Shinichi Mochizuki of Kyoto University is claiming is true; that he has written a proof of the ABC conjecture. To mathematicians it's akin to the Grand Unified Theory of physics, a proof that would tie together most of the fundamental ideas in the field into one neat, fully explainable bundle.
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Other SciencesWed, 12 Sep 2012 07:52:58 ESTnews266655119Inconsistent math curricula hurting US students, study findsA new study finds important differences in math curricula across U.S. states and school districts. The findings, published in the May issue of the American Journal of Education, suggest that many students across the country are placed at a disadvantage by less demanding curricula.
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Other SciencesMon, 02 May 2011 13:11:19 ESTnews223560665Cooperative learning methods top list of effective approaches for secondary mathematicsCooperative learning methods have been found to be most effective in raising the math scores of middle and high school students, according to a comprehensive research review by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Center for Research and Reform in Education.
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Other SciencesFri, 26 Jun 2009 14:08:39 ESTnews165244039It pays to compare: Comparison helps children grasp math conceptsComparing different ways of solving math problems is a great way to help middle schoolers learn new math concepts, researchers from Vanderbilt and Harvard universities have found.
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