Study: Teachers unaware of growing gender gaps in classrooms
A gap in reading and math scores still exists in lower grades, with boys continuing to outpace girls in math, and girls ahead of boys in reading, two University of Illinois education professors say.
Gender stereotypes about math develop as early as second grade
Children express the stereotype that mathematics is for boys, not for girls, as early as second grade, according to a new study by University of Washington researchers. And the children applied the stereotype to themselves: ...
'Inputs' that boost Latino students' test scores revealed in study
Latina/o students' math and reading Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test scores improve when urban schools increase operating expenditures, decrease student-teacher ratios and increase the number of bilingual ...
'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.
Can angelfish do math?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Beauty and brains don't often come together. But angelfish, a species prized by pet fish owners for its bright good looks, might possess math skills, show studies coauthored by Professor Robert ...
Go figure: Math model may help researchers with stem cell, cancer therapies
The difficult task of sorting and counting prized stem cells and their cancer-causing cousins has long frustrated scientists looking for new ways to help people who have progressive diseases.
Enhanced early childhood education pays long-term dividends in better health
Intensive early education programs for low-income children have been shown to yield numerous educational benefits, but few studies have looked more broadly at their impact on health and health behaviors. A new study conducted ...
Obama cites 'Sputnik' moment, calls for investment
President Barack Obama urged Monday a refocus on scientific research and teaching, as was triggered by the launch of the Soviet's 1957 Sputnik satellite, saying it was key to future US prosperity,
Where is mathematics in Europe?
Europe needs an Institute of Industrial Mathematics to tighten the link between maths and industry as an enabler of innovation putting maths at the heart of Europe's innovation, according to the European Science Foundation ...
The true language of love? It's math, says Berkeley professor
Beauty and truth aren't the first things that come to mind, for most people, when they think about math. Berkeley math professor Edward Frenkel is trying to change that.
Most value-added impact from teachers fades within 1 year
The impact a specific schoolteacher has on students' math and reading scores whether bad or good fades quite fast, according to a new study by researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of Michigan.
U.S. students advancing in math trails most industrialized nations
According to the first-ever comprehensive study comparing the percentage of U.S. students in the graduating class of 2009 who have advanced skills in math with the percentages of similar high achievers in ...
Computer scientists make progress on math puzzle
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two UT Dallas computer scientists have made progress on a nearly 4-decade-old mathematical puzzle, producing a proof that renowned Stanford computer scientist Don Knuth called "amazing" in his communication ...
Women's choices, not abilities, keep them out of math-intensive fields
The question of why women are so underrepresented in math-intensive fields is a controversial one. In 2005, Lawrence Summers, then president of Harvard University, set off a storm of controversy when he suggested it could ...