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Mathematics Education

Why Mathematics Is Beautiful and Why It Matters

David H. Bailey | Posted 04.20.2014 | Science
David H. Bailey

Scientists through the ages have noted, often with some astonishment, not only the remarkable success of mathematics in describing the natural world, but also the fact that the best mathematical formulations are usually those that are the most beautiful.

A Chip Off the Old Block? Block Play May Help Children's Spatial and Mathematical Thinking

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

We love technology. If it talks to us, requires a charge and responds to a touch, we gotta have it. But is the same true for our kids? Although they l...

Math and Race: Why Don't More African Americans Do Science and Engineering?

Dr. Jonathan David Farley | Posted 01.05.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Jonathan David Farley

In November 2012, fifth graders from Rosa Parks Elementary School in Berkeley, Calif. won four of the top ten prizes in a regional math contest with o...

Brain Study Spotlights Surprising Effect Of Math Anxiety

Posted 11.04.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 11/02/2012 01:49 PM EDT on LiveScience Worrying about a math test can quite literally hurt. The anticip...

To Accelerate, or Not

Hung-Hsi Wu | Posted 11.20.2012 | Education
Hung-Hsi Wu

A misguided hypothesis has emerged: the best way to educate our brightest students in mathematics is to let them accelerate through the grades. But, many of us in institutions of higher learning across the country do not agree.

Khan Academy: Good, Bad, or Ugly?

Dr. Keith Devlin | Posted 05.20.2012 | Education
Dr. Keith Devlin

People both for and against Khan Academy tend to portray the issues involved as black or white. But like most things in life, they are many shades of grey.

Silicon Valley: Failing the Way to Better Education

Dr. Keith Devlin | Posted 05.05.2012 | Technology
Dr. Keith Devlin

If there is one thing Silicon Valley knows how to do, it is fail. We do it all the time, and that is the secret of our famed success.

Beyond 10,000 Teachers: Bolstering Obama's STEM-Building Plans

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rep. Mike Honda

This week, I introduced the Elevating Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Act. As a former educator for 30 years, this legislation means more to me than most -- STEM education remains woefully ill-equipped, and it shows.