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An old mathematical puzzle soon to be unraveled?

It is one the oldest mathematical problems in the world. Several centuries ago, the twin primes conjecture was formulated.As its name indicates, this hypothesis,...

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...

Spatial, written language skills predict math competence

Early math skills are emerging as important to later academic achievement.As many countries seek to strengthen their workforces in the STEM (science, technology, engineering,...

Do girls really experience more math anxiety?

Girls report more math anxiety on general survey measures but are not actually more anxious during math classes and exams, according to new research...

Using fractals to understand immune system and its role in cancer

What do tree branches and winding streams have to teach us about cancer therapies?According to a new study from Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer...

Your brain is a mathematical genius

The irony of getting away to a remote place is you usually have to fight traffic to get there. After hours of dodging dangerous...

Math method to simulate evolution of solar system improved

In order to improve a simulation designed to study the evolution of the solar system through time, numerical mathematical methods have been developed at...

Teachers’ gestures boost math learning

Students perform better when their instructors use hand gestures – a simple teaching tool that could yield benefits in higher-level math such as algebra.A...

Mathematician publishes 2013 Major League Baseball projections

It looks like 2013 will be a thrilling season for baseball fans as four of the six divisions can be expected to deliver tight...

Female students just as successful as males in math and science,...

While compared to men, women continue to be underrepresented in math and science courses and careers, is this disparity a true reflection of male...

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