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2013-11-18 23:03:28

Magikid Numbers is a new numbers & math story-based game for kids, released this week on the App Store. It is a comprehensive math app that teaches topics such as cardinality and sequencing - all based on the latest in education research. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Magikid is adding another member to its family of educational iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch® apps. Magikid Numbers is a new way to teach numbers to young learners, using the best in...

2012-04-18 14:21:57

NEW YORK, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Presenting numbers is nothing more than a communication skill, much like writing or speaking. All too often this concept is lost, and frequently with unfortunate consequences, because of presenters who focus only on whether their information is correct and not on whether it's comprehensible or meaningful to an audience. The lack of understanding between presenter and audience is compounded by audiences who don't speak up because they presume their...

2011-07-20 13:01:46

Clocks tell time in numbers"”and so do our minds, according to a new study which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. In two experiments, scientists found that people associate small numbers with short time intervals and large numbers with longer intervals"”suggesting that these two systems are linked in the brain. It's clear that time and numbers are related in daily life, says Denise Wu of...

2011-06-14 23:09:34

Working with larger numbers matters Preschool children seem to grasp the true concept of counting only if they are taught to understand the number value of groups of objects greater than three, research at the University of Chicago shows. "We think that seeing that there are three objects doesn't have to involve counting. It's only when children go beyond three that counting is necessary to determine how many objects there are," said Elizabeth Gunderson, a UChicago graduate student in...

2011-03-22 12:43:18

The way in which teachers and textbooks use language and different metaphors in mathematics education determines how pupils develop their number sense. This is shown in a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. When school pupils encounter numbers that cannot be conceptualised as quantities in an obvious way, clarity is required in terms of the language used by both teachers and textbooks. One significant risk is that the explanatory models and metaphors used by teachers are...

2010-12-05 00:13:34

Math scholar shares relevant information about prime numbers in new Xlibris release Gaborone, Botswana, Africa (Vocus/PRWEB) December 03, 2010 From author Zwide Mbulawa comes an expository work of mathematical research on prime numbers based on pattern methodology and classification techniques. His book titled The Theory of Prime Number Classification will enlighten mathematics students, professors, researchers, scholars, and other interested readers. As a comprehensive research into the...

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2009-05-28 11:10:00

A 16-year-old in Sweden says when he first presented his solution to a 300-year-old mathematics formula, he was met with skepticism from his teachers. Mohamed Altoumaimi, an Iraqi immigrant to Sweden, said undeterred, he presented the formula explaining the calculation of Bernoulli numbers to professors at Sweden's Uppsala University, The Local said Thursday. When I first presented it to my teachers, none of them believed that the formula I had written down really worked, Altoumaimi said....

2008-05-29 19:15:14

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The ability to map numbers onto a line, a foundation of all mathematics, is universal, says a study published this week in the journal Science, but the form of this universal mapping is not linear but logarithmic. The findings illuminate both the nature and the limits of the human predisposition to measurement, a foundation for science, engineering, and much of our modern culture. The research was conducted with the Munduruku, an Amazonian indigenous culture with a...

2008-03-13 13:17:54

A new mathematical object was revealed yesterday during a lecture at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM). Two researchers from the University of Bristol exhibited the first example of a third degree transcendental L-function. These L-functions encode deep underlying connections between many different areas of mathematics.The news caused excitement at the AIM workshop attended by 25 of the world's leading analytic number theorists. The work is a joint project between Ce Bian and his...