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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.A new way of teaching maths in schoolsA study has looked at a new way of teaching mathematics in primary and secondary school classrooms, and its ability to enhance learning.
http://phys.org/news/2015-06-maths-schools.html
Social Sciences Thu, 11 Jun 2015 07:40:01 EDTnews353225081Fermat's Last Theorem, more can be proved more simply: Professor steers field toward a numbers-only proofFermat's Last Theorem—the idea that a certain simple equation had no solutions— went unsolved for nearly 350 years until Oxford mathematician Andrew Wiles created a proof in 1995. Now, Case Western Reserve University's Colin McLarty has shown the theorem can be proved more simply.
http://phys.org/news/2013-03-fermat-theorem-simply-professor-field.html
Mathematics Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:10:45 EDTnews281614177Physicists show math behind growth of 'coffee rings'(Phys.org)—Last year, a team of University of Pennsylvania physicists showed how to undo the "coffee-ring effect," a commonplace occurrence when drops of liquid with suspended particles dry, leaving a ring-shaped stain at the drop's edges. Now the team is exploring how those particles stack up as they reach the drop's edge, and they discovered that different particles make smoother or rougher deposition profiles at the drop edge depending on their shape.
http://phys.org/news/2013-01-physicists-math-growth-coffee.html
General Physics Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:08:44 EDTnews277747682Mathematics and the ocean: Movement, mixing and climate modelingStudying the dynamics of the ocean system can greatly improve our understanding of key processes of ocean circulations, which have implications for future climate. Can applying mathematics to the research help? Dr. Emily Shuckburgh of the British Antarctic Survey, speaking at the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting, thinks the answer is an emphatic "yes."
http://phys.org/news/2012-10-mathematics-ocean-movement-climate.html
Mathematics Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:47:21 EDTnews269700429Viewing the world through a 'mathematical lens' can help young children learn math(PhysOrg.com) -- Teaching children mathematics at a young age may be as simple as helping them see how math is all around them.
http://phys.org/news/2012-02-viewing-world-mathematical-lens-young.html
Social Sciences Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:00:01 EDTnews248600110Adding technology to geometry class improves opportunities to learnA new study co-written by a University of Illinois expert in math education suggests that incorporating technology in high school-level geometry classes not only makes the teaching of concepts such as congruency easier, it also empowers students to discover other geometric relationships they wouldn't ordinarily uncover when more traditional methods of instruction were used.
http://phys.org/news/2009-12-adding-technology-geometry-class-opportunities.html
Social Sciences Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:40:02 EDTnews180101363