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At age 10, Tao became the youngest person in history to win a medal in the International Mathematical Olympiad. He has since won many other prizes, including a MacArthur ‘‘genius’’…
Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math?…
John Mighton has designed a teaching program that has some of the worst-performing math students performing well and actually enjoying math….
Here, we show you what roughly 2,000 calories looks like at some large chains. (Depending on age and gender, most adults should eat between 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day.) …
Calculus is an amazing mathematical journey of human thought. The emergence of calculus is a beautiful long read….
Surely some people can read a book or watch a movie once and retain the plot perfectly. But for many, they forget most of the books….
Reading a book is sometimes better for memory and reading. But is listening to a book really the same as reading one? The answer is yes….
What does it mean for a kid to be media literate? It sounds generally positive and important, like a good dental checkup….
“I’m just not a math person.” We hear it all the time. We believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea today….
The most common question students have about mathematics is “when will I ever use this?” Many math teachers struggle to give a good answer….
Lurking behind Einstein’s theory of gravity and our modern understanding of particle physics is the deceptively simple idea of symmetry. …
In 1998, cosmologists observed dozens of distant supernovas and inferred that they’re racing away from Earth faster and faster all the time….
There is some inevitability to the laws of physics. And there’s just no freedom in the laws of physics that we have….
Today, we know the Earth is shaped like a sphere. But most of us give little thought to the shape of the universe….