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en-usPhys.org internet news portal provides the latest news on science including: Physics, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Space Science, Earth Science, Environment, Health and Medicine.Don't freak if you can't solve a math problem that's gone viralIt's been quite a year for mathematics problems on the internet. In the last few months, three questions have been online everywhere, causing consternation and head-scratching and blowing the minds of adults worldwide as examples of what kids are expected to know these days.
http://phys.org/news/2015-06-dont-freak-math-problem-viral.html
Mathematics Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:01 EDTnews354444834Stereotypes lower math performance in women, but effects go unrecognizedA new study from Indiana University suggests that gender stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men and women wrongly believe those stereotypes will not undermine women's math performance—but instead motivate them to perform better.
http://phys.org/news/2015-03-stereotypes-math-women-effects-unrecognized.html
Social Sciences Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:46:13 EDTnews346617961Mathematicians solve 60-year-old problemA team of researchers, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Yuri Lvov, has found an elegant explanation for the long-standing Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) problem, first proposed in 1953, investigated with one of the world's first digital computers, and now considered the foundation of experimental mathematics.
http://phys.org/news/2015-03-mathematicians-year-old-problem.html
Mathematics Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:00:01 EDTnews346333776Effort to model Facebook yields key to famous math problem (and a prize)(Phys.org) —Dan Spielman, a Yale computer scientist, wasn't looking for a new problem. He was already deeply immersed in a tricky effort to model complex online communities like Facebook, hoping to gain insight into how they form and interact.
http://phys.org/news/2014-07-effort-facebook-yields-key-famous.html
Mathematics Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:40:02 EDTnews324021302Magic and symmetry in mathematicsWe live in a three-dimensional world. Despite the many benefits this presents, it also makes for a complicated math problem, according to Northeastern associate professor of mathematics Ivan Loseu. The best a path to a solution, he said, is reducing the number of variables we're dealing with.
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-magic-symmetry-mathematics.html
Mathematics Wed, 12 Mar 2014 06:40:02 EDTnews313824064Virtual currency "Riecoin" uses computations to help solve math problemBitcoin has been in the headlines a lot lately due first to news that criminals have been using it for transactions, and more recently because of the collapse of its biggest currency exchange. Now comes news of a new type of virtual currency that offers an advantage over Bitcoin. Reicoin (named after Bernhard Riemann, a mathematician who studied the distribution of prime numbers) does everything Bitcoin does, but adds something new by taking advantage of the number crunching involved—it uses the peer-to-peer aspect of virtual currency generation to help solve a math problem by generating a series of prime numbers.
http://techxplore.com/news/2014-02-virtual-currency-riecoin-math-problem.html
Internet Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:15:12 EDTnews312707685Malware on Yahoo ads turned user PCs into bitcoin miners(Phys.org) —Yahoo, has acknowledged that its service sites were used by hackers to enslave massive numbers of ordinary PCs who did so to generate bitcoins, and by extension, real earnings. Ads were placed on Yahoo web sites that when clicked by users, resulted in malware being installed on their computer. The malware reportedly caused no harm to user PC's other than to make them appear to run slower.
http://techxplore.com/news/2014-01-malware-yahoo-ads-user-pcs.html
Security Fri, 10 Jan 2014 09:20:01 EDTnews308563385UD researcher gets to the root of why women leave STEM fieldsCall it a self-fulfilling prophecy. Women who are the most invested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM) are also the ones who are most likely to leave them.
http://phys.org/news/2013-10-ud-root-women-stem-fields.html
Social Sciences Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:47:47 EDTnews301146457LA students get iPads, start playing video gamesEducation officials in the nation's second-largest school district are working to reboot a $1 billion plan to put an iPad in the hands of each of their 650,000 students after an embarrassing glitch emerged when the first round of tablets went out.
http://phys.org/news/2013-10-la-students-ipads-video-games.html
Other Sat, 05 Oct 2013 16:26:53 EDTnews300209204Preschoolers inability to estimate quantity relates to later math difficultyPreschool children who showed less ability to estimate the number of objects in a group were 2.4 times more likely to have a later mathematical learning disability than other young people, according to a team of University of Missouri psychologists. Parents may be able to help their children develop their skills at approximating group sizes by emphasizing numerals while interacting with young children.
http://phys.org/news/2013-08-preschoolers-inability-quantity-math-difficulty.html
Social Sciences Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:38:07 EDTnews295709876New Lincoln math pages suggest more educationTwo math-notebook pages recently authenticated as belonging to Abraham Lincoln suggest the 16th president, who was known to downplay his formal education, may have spent more time in school than usually thought.
http://phys.org/news/2013-06-lincoln-math-pages.html
Other Sat, 08 Jun 2013 04:38:41 EDTnews289885078Xerox to offer 'Ignite' software upgrade for copiers to let them grade school papers(Phys.org) —Xerox, the copy-machine giant, has announced that it will be selling a software upgrade for its copiers that will turn many of them into test grading machines. Called Ignite, the software not only grades papers, it analyses the results and produces reports for the teacher.
http://phys.org/news/2013-05-xerox-ignite-software-copiers-grade.html
Software Thu, 09 May 2013 09:03:42 EDTnews287309007International team of students explores how working memory may help us learn second languagesLearning a new language can be a challenge, as new vocabulary and grammatical rules can be hard for some people to grasp. To address this issue, a group of linguistics graduate students are examining how a person's working memory capacity, which is how well a person can process and retain knowledge, is connected to learning a second language. Do people with larger memory capacities have an advantage over their peers?
http://phys.org/news/2013-04-international-team-students-explores-memory.html
Social Sciences Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:20:01 EDTnews285233523Online learning: Varying lectures with tests improves attention, note-taking, and retentionThe number of online educational offerings has exploded in recent years, but their rapid rise has spawned a critical question: Can such "virtual" classes cut through the maze of distractions— such as email, the Internet, and television—that face students sitting at their computers?
http://phys.org/news/2013-04-online-varying-attention-note-taking-retention.html
Social Sciences Thu, 04 Apr 2013 08:25:07 EDTnews284282671Teachers' gestures boost math learningStudents perform better when their instructors use hand gestures – a simple teaching tool that could yield benefits in higher-level math such as algebra.
http://phys.org/news/2013-03-teachers-gestures-boost-math.html
Social Sciences Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:46:49 EDTnews283776325Math anxiety detected before fourth grade says researcher: Early nervousness over number impacts future performance124 + 329 = tummy ache. According to a recent study by Rose Vukovic, NYU Steinhardt professor of teaching and learning, math gives some New York City students stomachaches, headaches, and a quickened heartbeat. In short, math makes these children anxious.
http://phys.org/news/2013-03-math-anxiety-fourth-grade-early.html
Social Sciences Tue, 05 Mar 2013 06:44:24 EDTnews281688163Program to overcome early US Math deficiencies could improve workforceOne in five adults in the United States lacks the math competency expected of an eighth grader, according to the United States Center for Educational Statistics. University of Missouri researchers identified how a lack of a specific math skill in first grade correlated to lower scores on a seventh grade math test used to determine employability and wages in adults. Intervention programs designed to overcome this early math deficiency could prepare students for later employment, help them make wiser economic choices and improve the future U.S. workforce.
http://phys.org/news/2013-01-early-math-deficiencies-workforce.html
Social Sciences Wed, 30 Jan 2013 05:55:01 EDTnews278747695Supercomputing for a superproblem: A computational journey into pure mathematicsA world-famous mathematician responsible for solving one of the subject's most challenging problems has published his latest work as a University of Leicester research report.
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-supercomputing-superproblem-journey-pure-mathematics.html
Mathematics Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:37:45 EDTnews271427855Math anxiety causes trouble for students as early as first gradeMany high-achieving students experience math anxiety at a young age—a problem that can follow them throughout their lives, new research at the University of Chicago shows.
http://phys.org/news/2012-09-math-anxiety-students-early-grade.html
Social Sciences Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:02:24 EDTnews266670138New twist on ancient math problem could improve medicine, microelectronicsA hidden facet of a math problem that goes back to Sanskrit scrolls has just been exposed by nanotechnology researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Connecticut.
http://phys.org/news/2012-05-ancient-math-problem-medicine-microelectronics.html
Mathematics Thu, 10 May 2012 13:27:38 EDTnews255875243Leading education publisher uses SpaceMath@NASA to help students master mathematicsNASA today announced that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), Boston, has incorporated math problems developed by the SpaceMath@NASA program into some of its latest curriculum and educational products. SpaceMath uses the latest discoveries from NASA's space science missions to develop grade-appropriate math problems spanning all of the contemporary mathematics topics areas in formal education.
http://phys.org/news/2012-03-publisher-spacemathnasa-students-master-mathematics.html
Mathematics Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:30:53 EDTnews252088245Key to school improvement: Reading, writing, arithmetic ... and character?A study of 20 elementary schools in Hawaii has found that a focused program to build social, emotional and character skills resulted in significantly improved overall quality of education, as evaluated by teachers, parents and students.
http://phys.org/news/2011-12-key-school-arithmetic-character.html
Social Sciences Fri, 30 Dec 2011 09:22:07 EDTnews244459318Researchers probe causes of math anxietyMath problems make more than a few students - and even teachers - sweat, but new brain research is providing insights into the earliest causes of the anxiety so often associated with mathematics.
http://phys.org/news/2011-05-probe-math-anxiety.html
Social Sciences Thu, 19 May 2011 15:10:05 EDTnews225034370Tackling the big unanswered problems(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientific research is known to happen slowly but the timeframes pale into insignificance compared to the years spent on some of the great unsolved Maths problems.
http://phys.org/news/2011-04-tackling-big-unanswered-problems.html
Mathematics Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:38:35 EDTnews223205869SpaceMath@NASA breaks the three million download markThe SpaceMath@NASA mathematics resource for teachers and students recently achieved a landmark number of downloads.
http://phys.org/news/2011-04-spacemathnasa-million-download.html
Mathematics Thu, 07 Apr 2011 07:44:29 EDTnews221381057'Objectifying gaze' triggers conflicting outcomes for womenSomething for men to think about the next time they gawk at an attractive female co-worker: That longing stare may touch off a vicious cognitive cycle that could hurt her ability to do her job well.
http://phys.org/news/2011-02-objectifying-triggers-conflicting-outcomes-women.html
Psychology & Psychiatry Thu, 03 Feb 2011 10:42:16 EDTnews215952111Turning to the 'Big Bad Wolf' to break down barriers to mathWho says 'Little Red Riding Hood' has nothing to do with math?
http://phys.org/news/2010-09-big-bad-wolf-barriers-math.html
Other Wed, 01 Sep 2010 15:30:01 EDTnews202572976Hold the Calculators: Let's Talk About Math!(PhysOrg.com) -- Many children, when learning to read, are encouraged by their teachers to retell all they remember about a story in order to build their comprehension skills. But can similar comprehension strategies be applied to mathematics? Researchers at North Carolina State University say that when teachers work with kids to talk through math problems, kids do a better job of absorbing and understanding the content.
http://phys.org/news/2010-08-math.html
Mathematics Tue, 03 Aug 2010 15:40:01 EDTnews200068048Experiment proves that women are better multitaskers than men(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, have conducted research providing definitive evidence that women can multitask more effectively than men.
http://phys.org/news/2010-07-women-multitaskers-men.html
Psychology & Psychiatry Wed, 21 Jul 2010 14:13:50 EDTnews198940410Rough calculations: New book lays out practical tools for educated guessing(PhysOrg.com) -- Time for some quick arithmetic: Is 3600 x 4.4 x 104 x 32 larger or smaller than 3 x 109?
http://phys.org/news/2010-03-rough-tools.html
Mathematics Mon, 29 Mar 2010 08:20:01 EDTnews189065811