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Who’s afraid of math? Study finds some genetic factors

A new study of math anxiety shows how some people may be at greater risk to fear math not only because of negative experiences,...

Kids grasp large numbers remarkably young

Children as young as 3 understand multi-digit numbers more than previously believed and may be ready for more direct math instruction when they enter...

Time estimation ability predicts mathematical intelligence

Being good at estimating time can be a useful skill on its own, but it may also indicate higher mathematical intelligence as well, according to a new study published in the Dec. 7 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE. A test of 202 students, evenly di...

Exercise helps overweight children think better, do better in math

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Regular exercise improves the ability of overweight, previously inactive children to think, plan and even do math, Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report. They hope the findings in 171 overweight 7- to 11-year-...

New math theories reveal the nature of numbers

For centuries, some of the greatest names in math have tried to make sense of partition numbers, the basis for adding and counting. Many mathematicians added major pieces to the puzzle, but all of them fell short of a full theory to explain pa...

You say, ‘bio-math,’ I say, ‘math-bio’: Crossing science education divide

BETHESDA, MD, SEPT 2, 2010⎯The old joke is a joke no more. In a special September issue of the ASCB's online journal, CBE -- Life Sciences Education (CBE-LSE), the adage that biology is for science students who don't do math is laid to rest for...

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