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Number Sense

What Does The UK Brexit Math Really Tell Us?

Dr. Keith Devlin | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Dr. Keith Devlin

We humans invented numbers and mathematics to understand our world (initially physical and later social), and to improve our lives. But to make good use of that powerful, valuable gift from our forbearers, we need to remember that numbers are there to serve us, not the other way round. Numbers are just tools. We are the ones with the capacity to make decisions.

How Do Our Cognitive Abilities Change Throughout Our Lives?

Justin Halberda | Posted 09.12.2012 | Science
Justin Halberda

Does the popular notion that babies' brains are little sponges and that older adults' minds are "all washed up" really hold water? Until now, it has been difficult to see, scientifically, how cognitive systems change over the grand time scale of an entire life.

Bad At Math? Maybe You Were Just Born That Way

Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living

Science has just confirmed what you've been trying to convince your parents and teachers since grade school: Some people are just born good at math. ...