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# Mathematics news

### Study: German youth show weaker performance in math, reading and science compared to 2018

Young people in Germany are less proficient in mathematics, reading and science as compared to 2018. This is revealed in a PISA study. About one-third of the 15-year-olds tested achieved only a very low level of proficiency ...

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Dec 5, 2023

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### New math approach provides insight into memory formation

The simple activity of walking through a room jumpstarts the neurons in the human brain. An explosion of electrochemical events or "neuronal spikes" appears at various times during the action. These spikes in activity, otherwise ...

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Dec 5, 2023

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### The first validation of the Lillo Mike Farmer Model on a large financial market dataset

Economics and physics are distinct fields of study, yet some researchers have been bridging the two together to tackle complex economics problems in innovative ways. This resulted in the establishment of an interdisciplinary ...

### Coping with uncertainty in customer demand: How mathematics can improve logistics processes

How do you distribute drinking water fairly across an area recently hit by a natural disaster? Or how can you make sure you have enough bottles of water, granola bars and fruit in your delivery van to refill all the vending ...

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Nov 27, 2023

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### 'Math anxiety' causes students to disengage, says study

A new Sussex study has revealed that "math anxiety" can lead to disengagement and create significant barriers to learning. According to charity National Numeracy, more than one-third of adults in the U.K. report feeling worried ...

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Nov 22, 2023

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### New research demonstrates more effective method for measuring impact of scientific publications

Newly published research reexamines the evaluation of scientific findings, proposing a network-based methodology for contextualizing a publication's impact.

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Nov 20, 2023

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### How master chess players choose their opening gambits

What influences the choices we make, and what role does the behavior of others have on these choices? These questions underlie many aspects of human behavior, including the products we buy, fashion trends, and even the breed ...

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Nov 16, 2023

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### New theory links topology and finance

In a new study published in The Journal of Finance and Data Science, a researcher from the International School of Business at HAN University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands introduced the topological tail dependence ...

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Nov 14, 2023

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### Climate tipping points easier to judge with math breakthrough

Math experts have developed new ways to provide further evidence for human-caused global heating and predict how close Earth is to reaching dangerous climate tipping points.

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Nov 3, 2023

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### Mathematician creates mass extinction model regarding climate change and adaptation

A RUDN University mathematician and a colleague developed a theoretical model of mass extinction. The model for the first time took into account two important factors—the inverse effect of vegetation on climate change and ...

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Oct 31, 2023

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### The math problem that took nearly a century to solve

We've all been there: staring at a math test with a problem that seems impossible to solve. What if finding the solution to a problem took almost a century? For mathematicians who dabble in Ramsey theory, this is very much ...

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Oct 31, 2023

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### Improved information and communication technology infrastructure leads to better math skills, research suggests

Students who are more digitally skilled also perform better in math. New research from Renae Loh and others at Radboud University shows that in countries with better availability of information and communication technology ...

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Oct 25, 2023

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### Coin tosses are not 50/50: Researchers find a slight bias

Want to get a slight edge during a coin toss? Check out which side is facing upwards before the coin is flipped –- then call that same side.

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Oct 22, 2023

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### Economists propose algorithm for flexible management of innovative enterprise for sustainable development

Economists from RUDN University have created a methodology based on mathematical modeling to manage production effectively with rapidly emerging innovations. The results were published in Sustainability.

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Oct 17, 2023

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### State-estimation method allows for efficient forecasts without details of underlying model

A pair of mathematicians, Kevin Course and Prasanth Nair at the University of Toronto's Institute for Aerospace Studies, has developed a new state-estimation method to create efficient forecasts without the need for the details ...

### Students understand calculus better when the lessons are active

College students learn more calculus in an active learning course in which students solve problems during class than in a traditional lecture-based course. That's according to a peer-reviewed study my colleagues and I published ...

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Oct 11, 2023

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### Flipped coins found not to be as fair as thought

A large team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions across Europe, has found evidence backing up work by Persi Diaconis in 2007 in which he suggested tossed coins are more likely to land on the same side they ...

### How secondary mathematics teachers' beliefs and knowledge influence their teaching in mainland China

Past research on Chinese mathematics teaching has focused mainly on the role of teacher's beliefs and professional knowledge separately in teaching approaches, or examined three variables—teacher's beliefs, professional ...

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Oct 4, 2023

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### Mathematical bedtime stories may build better mathematical memory

Researchers Jayne Spiller and Camilla Gilmore at the Center for Mathematical Cognition, University of Loughborough, U.K., have investigated the intersection of sleep and mathematical memory, finding that sleep after learning ...

### Researchers: Forensic science method for firearm identification is flawed

Like fingerprints, a firearm's discarded shell casings have unique markings. This allows forensic experts to compare casings from a crime scene with those from a suspect's gun. Finding and reporting a mismatch can help free ...

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Oct 2, 2023

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