Japanese robot to sit top-ranked university exam
Japanese researchers are working on a robot they hope will be smart enough to ace entrance exams at the nation's top university, which test everything from maths to foreign languages.
Traditional teaching methods still dominant in maths classrooms
Twenty-first century maths lessons in English secondary schools are generally much like those of decades ago, with the teacher standing at the front of the class asking questions and opportunities for pupils to relate the ...
Generic language helps fuel stereotypes, researchers find
Hearing generic language to describe a category of people, such as "boys have short hair," can lead children to endorse a range of other stereotypes about the category, a study by researchers at New York University and Princeton ...
Student achievement stuck in the middle: Gains in U.S. fail to close international achievement gap
A new study of international and U.S. state trends in student achievement growth shows that the United States is squarely in the middle of a group of 49 nations in fourth- and eighth-grade test-score gains ...
Want to get teens interested in math and science? Target their parents
Increasing the number of students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math otherwise known as the STEM disciplines is considered to be vital to national competitiveness in the global economy ...
Why we like the Old Spice guy: Consumer identity and product preferences
Consumers may embrace products linked to a social identity such as gender or university affiliation when that identity is threatened by negative information, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Retail therapy: Shopping to cope with future challenges
Consumers often shop to cope with stressful situations but they are much more selective when it comes to shopping as a way to cope with future challenges, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Research team finds knowledge of fractions and long division predicts long-term math success
From factory workers to Wall Street bankers, a reasonable proficiency in math is a crucial requirement for most well-paying jobs in a modern economy. Yet, over the past 30 years, mathematics achievement of U.S. high school ...
Teenager reportedly finds solution to 350 year old math and physics problem
Talking works: UB professor develops method to analyze creative problem solving
(Phys.org) -- Talk -- if it's the right kind -- can increase creativity, leading students to create useful, new ideas that solve problems, a University at Buffalo professor has found by using a statistical tool that he invented.
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.
My fair physicist? Feminine math, science role models do not motivate girls
(Phys.org) -- Women who excel in male-dominated science, technology, engineering and mathematic fields are often unjustly stereotyped as unfeminine.
Same-ethnicity mentors boost students' commitment to STEM careers
Youths from African American, Native American, and Latino backgrounds are underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (known as STEM subjects). Although having a mentor of the same ethnicity ...
Math teachers demonstrate a bias toward white male students
While theories about race, gender, and math ability among high school students have long been debated, a recent study found that math teachers are in fact, unjustifiably biased toward their white male students. This study ...