By loving, cherishing, and supporting mathematics education for African American women and girls, we improve our society and empower future generations.
Flavor is where it's all at. Anybody can put properly cooked food on the plate, but does it taste like all it can be?
At tonight's Oscars we'll no doubt see some familiar faces winning that coveted gold statuette. It's no secret that these sparkling little men aren't 100% gold--they're only coated in 24-carat gold--so that makes it harder to figure out how much gold they actually contain. Luckily math comes to the rescue.
Remember how it felt to be halfway through a math quiz and a classmate gets up and turns it in to the teacher? Maybe that other student rushed, or maybe he or she just happened to be super speedy. Either way, I always came to the same conclusion: I'm just never going to be that fast.
Lady Ada Lovelace was a remarkable scientist of unparalleled charm and allure. In 1833, Ada was highly intrigued with an idea for an "Analytical Engine" -- a mechanical calculating machine whose design predated the digital computer by over 100 years.
There are still 12 days left in February, and since we've already logged the snowiest month since record-keeping began in 1872 (45.5 inches of snow... so far), every Bostonian is thinking the same thing: how much more snow will we get? We can answer that question with math, but we need to rephrase it just a bit.
Every single Muslim man in America, and beyond, should be concerned about the opening of the Women's Mosque of America because it's the biggest indication that the Muslim community is losing its women.
It has been shown that even seemingly inconsequential stimuli can lead to stereotype threat. Researchers found that female students who checked the gender box before taking their AP calculus exam, as students usually do, did worse than students who checked the box after.
Tife Odumosu didn't sit down and immediately draw the perfect cartoon. He started drawing and iterated into his more finalized sketch. Some strokes of his pencil improved his work and others did not. Is this failure? I don't think so.
The U.S. educational culture is more focused on doing well in sports or being popular. In many cases, these priorities lead kids to being rebellious or defiant, and sometimes not doing well in school, just so they're not perceived as a nerd.
For many chronic conditions epidemiologists agree that the correct point to choose is the point closest to the top-left corner of the ROC curve. As we stopped to think about it, it struck us as obvious that the way to choose this point is by using Pythagoras' theorem. But this was not what our epidemiologist peers and colleagues were doing.
If our nation's success depends on more graduates with STEM degrees, math must be the next revolution in black student achievement.
Let 2014 slip away, with that noble but unattained goal. In 2015, let us use experience and research to find a better way to improve the schools. Students, educators, parents, and the country as a whole deserve better.
This is the interview with my granddaughter, a fifth-grader discusses Common Core.
Alan Turing and his legacy are pivotal reminders of the limitations of data analysis without the context. How would he be evaluated today looking only at some of those metrics? He published just a few articles in his too short life, but Turing's work has had profound impact upon computer science that still resonates.
If stories are a part of who we are as humans, then why not teach math as a heroic journey in which the characters are numbers and the problems are compelling stories? Why not slay the dragon of Pi and live happily ever after in the faraway land of Algebra?