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Why Was 5 x 3 = 5 + 5 + 5 Marked Wrong?

Brett Berry | Posted 11.04.2015 | Education
Brett Berry

Teachers are experts on child education. They have the best intentions for the students in mind. We don't have to agree with it, but we can respect it. If you are confused, ask teachers why they did something before you discredit a teacher on the Internet.

Banker Offers $1 Million For Solution To Math Problem

AP | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A Texas banker is upping the ante to $1 million for whoever solves a tricky problem that's been dogging mathematicians since the 1...

Great Mathematical Problems

Ian Stewart | Posted 03.30.2013 | Science
Ian Stewart

Great mathematical problems sometimes arise from questions about the natural world, but more often they emerge because gaps appear in our mathematical knowledge.

Teacher Fired For Traumatizing Math Problems For Third Graders

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.05.2012 | Education

A Washington, D.C. teacher who sent home violent, morbid and traumatizing math problems to third graders from Center City Public Charter School's Trin...