Could the objective assurance in correct answers mandated in mathematics education teach students to be similarly calculating and assured when it comes to daily moral conundrums?
New Israeli research finds a well-intentioned remark can trigger a negative reaction.
For Pi Day, a mathematician breaks down a figure that goes beyond the universal.
They figured out a math problem related to the path of Jupiter—14 centuries before top British and French scientists did.
Noah Davis talks to Scott Aaronson—named by SuperScholar as one of the 30 smartest people alive—about the unpopularity of nerds, the value of skipping grades, and why Shakespeare isn't the worst.
New research finds that when parents with math anxieties try to help their kids, their efforts could backfire.
Noah Davis talks to the founder of Wolfram Alpha about computing the world's knowledge, how his kids got him to start traveling, and why he's not scared of AI.
Researchers tame the complicated social dynamics of infection by re-thinking reality.
One of the few rigorous studies of its kind shows that first-grade math teachers tend to use unproven alternative techniques when there are more math-challenged students in their class.
Not according to a pair of quantum physicists.
The number line: it's subtraction—except it's addition.