Experiment 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.
Rough 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?
New twist on ancient math problem could improve medicine, microelectronics
A 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.
Xerox to offer 'Ignite' software upgrade for copiers to let them grade school papers
Key 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 ...
'Objectifying gaze' triggers conflicting outcomes for women
Something 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.
Supercomputing for a superproblem: A computational journey into pure mathematics
A 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.
Math anxiety causes trouble for students as early as first grade
Many 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.
SpaceMath@NASA breaks the three million download mark
The SpaceMath@NASA mathematics resource for teachers and students recently achieved a landmark number of downloads.
Researchers probe causes of math anxiety
Math 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.
Tackling 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.
Math goes viral: Researchers make math and science real for high-school students
At least a dozen Alberta high-school calculus classrooms were exposed to the West Nile virus recently.
Teachers' gestures boost math learning
Students perform better when their instructors use hand gestures – a simple teaching tool that could yield benefits in higher-level math such as algebra.
Hold 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 ...