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Scientists use math to create personalized cancer therapies

December 4, 2019

Scientists are talking about personalized cancer treatment for decades. Each body is different and each cancer case is…
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New approach to math gives kids ‘hands-on’ experience with numbers

August 15, 2019

Education experts have noticed that a growing number of children are struggling with number fluency—the ability to reason…
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Math Invented for Moon Landing Helps Your Flight Arrive on Time

July 19, 2019

They say the computers on board the Apollo spacecraft were not even as powerful as your smartphone. So,…
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Bristol mathematician cracks Diophantine puzzle

April 4, 2019

A mathematician from the University of Bristol has found a solution to part of a 64-year old mathematical…
Researchers factoring in how children learn mathematics

February 11, 2019

Clark, assistant professor of educational psychology, is using functional MRI technology to capture brain activity while children learn…
Share your work for a chance to win $3,000 in the NSF We Are Mathematics Video Competition

November 5, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites anyone involved with NSF-supported work in the mathematical sciences to submit a…
Online multiplayer games help boys to develop better math skills

September 13, 2018

Video games – everyone loved playing them while growing up. They are a great way to spend time…
Learning arithmetic refines the primal brain system for representing quantity

August 3, 2018

A wildebeest knows when it is outnumbered by a pack of hungry hyenas, thanks to an imprecise, primal…
Bees know that zero is less than one – even children take years to understand that

June 12, 2018

Some animals are capable of understanding numbers, but some numbers are more difficult than others. For example, zero…
Want to help your child succeed in school? Add language to the math, reading mix

June 6, 2018

Research shows that the more skills children bring with them to kindergarten – in basic math, reading, even…
Maths sheds light on how living cells ‘think’

May 4, 2018

How does the ‘brain’ of a living cell work, allowing an organism to function and thrive in changing…
Mathematicians devise new model to study endovascular aneurysm sealing

April 12, 2018

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a mathematical model that has the potential to improve the…
More Gender Equality leads to Less Women in STEM, Study Finds

February 25, 2018

With debates on the gender pay gap and the relatively low participation of women in STEM raging on,…
Mathematicians ask: What’s in a ripple?

September 19, 2017

When a fluid or a gas experiences a sudden disturbance, such as a change in pressure or elevation,…
Name of the Laureate of the N.I. Lobachevsky Medal and Prize Announced

September 1, 2017

On August 29, the international jury for awarding the Lobachevsky Medal and Prize “For Outstanding Works in Geometry…
7 ways to help your kids with math homework

May 12, 2017

If you’ve ever had to help your child with math homework, you really appreciate their teachers, who do…
Why some people with autism are good at math? The answer may help thousands

March 31, 2017

There is a common belief that people with autism usually have some kind of ability that most healthy…
Study sheds new light on autism and math

February 7, 2017

While it’s true that a higher rate of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are gifted in math…
What humans and primates both know when it comes to numbers

January 17, 2017

For the past several years, Jessica Cantlon has been working to understand how humans develop the concept of…
The brain performs feats of math to make sense of the world

August 30, 2016

Even if we find it difficult to calculate complicated probabilities on the spot, our brains constantly carry out…
Watching the Brain Do Math

July 28, 2016

A new Carnegie Mellon University neuroimaging study reveals the mental stages people go through as they are solving…
Theoretical climbing rope could brake falls

July 6, 2016

University of Utah mathematicians showed it is theoretically possible to design ideal climbing ropes to safely slow falling…
Beautiful fractals help solve ‘wiggly’ problems

July 4, 2016

When Harry Potter first went to Hogwarts, he caught his train from Kings Cross, platform 9¾. The idea…
WeBWorK an award-winning way of learning from homework

June 15, 2016

Two Rochester professors, Arnold Pizer and Michael Gage, had a bold idea 20 years ago: undergraduate students would…
Translating materials with math

June 9, 2016

The rapidly evolving branches of materials science need mathematics to translate their accumulating knowledge into a common language.…
Researchers Develop New Way to Explore Mathematical Universe

May 11, 2016

An international group of mathematicians at UC San Diego and other institutions has produced a new kind of…
Math without numbers

April 29, 2016

Symbols don’t always have to be part of the equation to understand math, according to cognitive neuroscientist Elizabeth…
A 3,800-year journey from classroom to classroom

April 12, 2016

Thirty-eight hundred years ago, on the hot river plains of what is now southern Iraq, a Babylonian student…
A mathematical advance in describing waves

February 26, 2016

One of the great joys in mathematics is the ability to use it to describe phenomena seen in…
Mathematical model explains huge recurring rainstorms in the tropical Indian and Pacific oceans

January 28, 2016

El Niño is fairly well understood, and by now it’s a household word. But another huge system in…
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