Latest Mathematics education Stories

2011-10-20 13:58:51

Success in math takes practice to control fears Using brain-imaging technology for the first time with people experiencing mathematics anxiety, University of Chicago scientists have gained new insights into how some students are able to overcome their fears and succeed in math. For the highly math anxious, researchers found a strong link between math success and activity in a network of brain areas in the frontal and parietal lobes involved in controlling attention and regulating...

The Root Of A Good Math Teacher
2011-09-05 06:49:28

  Teachers are learning how to inspire the next generation of math geniuses in Washington, D.C. Krystn Hodge walks into her Washington, D.C., classroom on a mission. "By keeping kids in school, giving them a quality education and building their confidence, they will then go on to do great things," said Hodge. Hodge is a teaching fellow in Math for America (MfA) DC, a program that selects college graduates with a natural love of teaching and mathematics and provides them with...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.