Latest Mathematics education Stories

2012-05-01 23:00:54

Shmoop can help students be president, or at least get on the right track Mountain View, Calif. (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 So you want to be President of the United States?* It does seem like an okay gig. Supposing a student does want to be president, the first step along the way to getting his or her fanny into that big chair in the big office is acing the AP exams. Voters want the guy/gal in charge to have some semblance of a brain (despite the track record of oh-so-many politicians). Remember:...

2012-04-29 19:58:40

Caregivers whose abilities are at the third grade level or below 5 times more likely to measure wrong amount Many parents cringe when their child asks for help with math homework. New research shows that poor math skills can cause another difficulty for caregivers – measuring the right amount of medicine. In fact, parents with math skills at the third grade level or below were five times more likely to measure the wrong dose of medication for their child than those with skills at...

Viewing The World Through A "Mathematical Lens"
2012-02-17 12:42:39

Helping children identify and connect the mathematics ideas that they use in daily activities is crucial to learning math at an early age. Teaching children mathematics at a young age may be as simple as helping them see how math is all around them. "Children as young as three to five years of age have the potential to learn mathematics that is surprisingly complex and sophisticated," said Doug Clements, a State University of New York Distinguished Professor at the University at...

2012-01-05 13:00:00

Two Wrong Angles Do Not Make a Right Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 When many students hear the word “algebra,” their heads begin swimming with thoughts of long, complex equations chock-full of variables, coefficients, exponents, fractions and square roots. It´s true - there is indeed plenty of that. However, many of the fundamental ideas that need to be mastered before moving on to more advanced algebraic concepts involve a branch of mathematics generally...

2011-12-19 13:00:00

Shmoop takes the confusion out of the Pre-Algebra equation Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, announces the launch of its expanded free Pre-Algebra resource at http://www.shmoop.com/pre-algebra/. Many studentws might regard math as their sworn enemy. The mere mention of a Cartesian Coordinate System may cause toes to curl. The concept of a box and whisker plot may be nothing more than a plan for keeping litter off the...

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.