New study says university dropout rates tied to preparedness, not laziness
According to new research from The University of Western Ontario, approximately 40 per cent of students who drop out of university do so because of what they learn about their own academic ability, based primarily on the ...
Russian maths star shuns eye surgery for mother: officials
Russian maths genius Grigori Perelman, who famously turned down a $1 million prize last year, now appears to be refusing free eye surgery for his mother.
Want better math teachers? Train them better, says MSU scholar
It's time for the United States to consider establishing higher standards for math teachers if the nation is going to break its "vicious cycle" of mediocrity, a Michigan State University education scholar ...
Centuries-old math formula helps map galaxy clusters
(PhysOrg.com) -- Across the universe, galaxies band together in clusters so huge it can take 10 million years for light to travel from one end of a galaxy cluster to the other. Probing these metropolises is ...
Neag math duo decodes language barriers to math reasoning
(PhysOrg.com) -- It all started with the fear and loathing Strand 25 brings to some math classrooms in the state.
New study links job stress in teachers to student achievement
After 17 years of researching traumatic stress with war-afflicted populations (veterans and civilians) and job stress in the medical profession, Teresa McIntyre, a research professor in the department of psychology ...
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.
Inconsistent math curricula hurting US students, study finds
A 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 countr ...
Early math skills predict later academic success
(PhysOrg.com) -- Continuing research by UC Irvine Distinguished Professor of education Greg Duncan has shed additional light on what constitutes school readiness and which K-5 skills and behaviors predict ...
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.
UA preparatory math goes virtual
The University of Arizona's math department is experimenting with a novel approach to early math instruction one with a heavy emphasis on technology and peer-to-peer tutoring.
NY MoMath museum aims to add to math appreciation
(AP) -- Mathematics. It's a subject that can elicit groans and exclamations of "boring." But Glen Whitney, a former hedge-fund quantitative analyst, is betting he can change that with a formula that looks ...
SpaceMath@NASA breaks the three million download mark
The SpaceMath@NASA mathematics resource for teachers and students recently achieved a landmark number of downloads.
Research shows basic math may be to blame for troubles with algebra
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from the University of Notre Dame suggests that even though adults tend to think in more advanced ways than children do, those advanced ways of thinking dont always override old, incorrect ...