Latest Mathematics education Stories

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...

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...

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