updated Fri. May 4, 2018

Longview Daily News
April 25, 2018
Math scores are a problem across Washington, and Longview is particularly struggling. In 201617, only 35.5 percent of third graders met the state standard in math for the Smarter Balanced Assessment test, according to the state school superintendent's office. The statewide average was 58 percent.
Sequim Gazette
April 25, 2018
This is recognizing patterns. Collecting and organizing information is another mathematical concept. When you say, “Let's put the dolls in the basket and the balls in the box,” you are teaching her about organization. Math is all around us. Let your child hear the many ways new math words can be used thatÃÂ ...
The Alexander City Outlook
April 25, 2018
Four students from Alexander City Middle School recently took part in a math tournament held by Southern Union State Community College, joining another middle school and 19 high schools in an algebra I contest. For the third year in a row, the ACMS algebra I team claimed first place in the large schoolÃÂ ...
The 74
April 25, 2018
A recent survey of 400 teachers who participated in a MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge organized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics found that 68 percent of those teachers believe the biggest hurdle to their students' math success is confidence. That's a problem, as parentalÃÂ ...
Jackson Hole News&Guide
April 25, 2018
Fractions of grizzly bears are the topic of a dispute between Wyoming officials looking to authorize a hunt, the state of Montana and wildlife advocates dead set against hunting. The source of confusion and disagreement is a tristate plan that allocates and sets caps on how many grizzlies Wyoming, MontanaÃÂ ...
ArmyTimes.com
April 25, 2018
The DoDEA average score was 280, up three points from their score in 2015 (the last time DODEA eighthgraders took the test) and 15 points higher than the national average score of 265 for public school students. Eighthgrade students tied for third in the nation in mathematics. The average score wasÃÂ ...
Mashable
April 25, 2018
Computer science concepts are often named after realworld equivalents. A queue, for instance, is a data structure where the first object in is the first object out, much like the functions of a realword queue. A stack, meanwhile, is lastin firstout, similar to how one would retrieve items from a stack withoutÃÂ ...
Danville Commercial News
April 25, 2018
The first math challenge — originally created by Southwest Elementary math teacher Rena Pate — debuted in 2012 with just Southwest and Cannon elementary ... The mathematical problems in Pate's book are designed to challenge students to complete more complex and multistep story problems.
Symmetry magazine
April 25, 2018
Throughout the history of the two fields, mathematics and physics have each contributed important ideas to the other. Mathematician Hermann Weyl's work on mathematical objects called Lie groups provided an important basis for understanding symmetry in quantum mechanics. In his 1930 book TheÃÂ ...
CBS Chicago
April 24, 2018
LINCOLNSHIRE (CBS) – Math students from a north suburban high school are taking their prodigious skills to a national competition, crunching numbers to solve a real world problem. The group from Stevenson High School will be defending their title in the Math Modeling Challenge. Nearly 1,000 teamsÃÂ ...
Emporia Gazette
April 24, 2018
said Lee Anne Coester, director of the Math Leadership Institute, who is the session's presenter. “This workshop is aimed specifically at administrators, curriculum coordinators, instructional coaches, Title 1 math teachers and others who take a leadership role in their schools' mathematics programs. In orderÃÂ ...
The Daily StarJournal
April 24, 2018
The seventh and eighth grade middle school math team members participated in the Central District Math Associate math contest on Saturday, April 7, ... Students competed in a variety of individual and team events, including problem solving, mathematics connections, estimation, mental math, geometry,ÃÂ ...
Transcript
April 24, 2018
Veronica Ciocanel, a postdoctoral fellow with the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at The Ohio State University, presented her recent research on this subject to the Ohio Wesleyan community on April 12. Titled “Modeling the Cytoskeleton Roads in Transport and Localization of Protein Cargoes,” Ciocanel
Smithsonian
April 24, 2018
If the words “math” and “poetry” don't intuitively make sense to you as a pair, poet and mathematician JoAnne Growney's blog Intersections—Poetry with Mathematics is a perfect place to start expanding your mathpoetic horizons. The blog includes a broad range of poems with mathematical themes or builtÃÂ ...
MIT Technology Review
April 24, 2018
At current rates of greenhousegas emissions, the world could lock in 1.5 ˚C of warming as soon as 2021, an analysis by the website Carbon Brief has found. We're on track to blow the carbon budget for 2 ˚C by 2036. Amid this daunting climate math, many researchers argue that capturing carbon dioxideÃÂ ...
CNET
April 24, 2018
I only ask because the NFL's new pizza sponsor, Pizza Hut, announced Monday that it's giving something of itself not to the very first pick in Thursday's NFL draft, but to the pick that's an homage to math. The 14th pick of the 3rd round  the 78th pick of the draft  will receive free pizza for a year, as well asÃÂ ...
WV News
April 24, 2018
“We have a serious problem with the high school supply of mathematics teachers.” But not all high school math classes are taught by a teacher certified to teach the subject, Paine said. He said his department has data to show that students in a math class being taught by a noncertified teacher fare worseÃÂ ...
The Sydney Morning Herald
April 24, 2018
HSC experts are baffled by their own analysis of the 2016 exams which showed students of similar ability who took advanced mathematics enjoyed a significant advantage over those who opted for the easier maths course. The finding dispels a popular belief students can maximise their Australian TertiaryÃÂ ...
The Topeka CapitalJournal
April 22, 2018
Gabriel, 13, loves books. He enjoys reading and talking about the things he learns in books. He also likes playing video games, sports and board games. Gabe says he would like to play professional sports and use his math skills when he gets older. He has also thought about working with machines.
Bluegrass Institute
April 22, 2018
Without question, one of the more unpleasant surprises for me as I uncase the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results is the disturbing picture for the state's largest racial group, its white students. Math has been the Bluegrass State's most challenging performance area on theÃÂ ...
Longview Daily News
April 22, 2018
The Instructional Materials Committee will recommend that the Longview School Board adopt a new elementary school math curriculum during its ... It eventually picked Ready Mathematics by Curriculum Associates, which has been piloted by several elementary school math teachers since February.
FOX40
April 22, 2018
STOCKTON  It might look like a sporting event, but 800 5th graders from schools across the region came to the University of the Pacific on Friday for the annual Math Steeplechase. In the competition, students race against the clock and solve math problems. "It's just a different type of competition becauseÃÂ ...
WTHITV.com
April 22, 2018
Math professors at RoseHulman say they're trying to reach girls at a young age to spark the interest early. "Historically, as you age through the system, the women in the math, the number of women that do the math, tends to drop off," said Leanne Holder, Associate Professor of Mathematics, "So this is justÃÂ ...
Telegraph.co.uk
April 22, 2018
An offer to study Maths at Cambridge has previously been conditional on achieving at least two A*s and an A at Alevels, as well as scoring the top level in two mathematical aptitude tests called Sixth Term Examination Papers (STEP). Cambridge has used the STEP tests for Maths for the past two decades,ÃÂ ...
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
April 21, 2018
The Maine School of Science and Mathematics, in Limestone, took first place in the Maine State Math Meet held April 3 at the Augusta Civic Center. More than 900 students participated and MSSM representatives won five medals. Brett Foster, a senior from Fairfield, earned the only perfect score andÃÂ ...
UC Berkeley
April 21, 2018
Early in his career, Oster worked with E.O. Wilson at Harvard University on pathbreaking mathematical models of population dynamics, and developed the first detailed theories of caste evolution among social insects. With Robert May of Oxford University, Oster applied chaos theory to simple ecologicalÃÂ ...
Seattle Times
April 21, 2018
Editor's note: This is the second of two essays we've published this month about math education. If you have a story you'd like to share about education, you can read more about how to submit a guest essay for Education Lab here. In mathematics, American students do poorly by international comparison.
AdAge.com
April 18, 2018
The ad industry generally accepts that reducing TV's commercial clutter would be valuable for marketers. But just how valuable it would be will one of the flashpoints at this year's upfronts, where networks will offer the bulk of their commercial inventory in the upcoming season. While ad buyers and sellersÃÂ ...
Monroe News Star
April 18, 2018
A sophomore at Neville High School's work has been published in the international journal "The Mathematics Teacher." Neville High School math teacher James Rogers said Tarandaas Anand was a freshman when he showed him that the same problem, worked two different ways, yielded differentÃÂ ...
Network World
April 18, 2018
First and probably the most obvious and commonly used command for performing mathematical calculations on the command line is the expr (expression) command. It can manage addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication. It can also be used to compare numbers. Here are some examples:ÃÂ ...
Scientific American (blog)
April 18, 2018
The long history of automation in mathematics offers an even more apt parallel to how computerization, in the form of AI and robots, is likely to affect other ... like Excel came along and allowed any middleschool child to tot up long sums instantly, the most boring and repetitive mathematical jobs vanished.
CBS News
April 18, 2018
President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, is facing so much opposition from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the panel could be forced to take the unusual step of sending the nomination to the full Senate without a favorable recommendationÃÂ ...
EdSource
April 17, 2018
To examine what it takes to reduce the achievement gap for California's English learners, researchers interviewed experts in math education and also visited ... The report also recommends professional development focused on both English and mathematics to improve the English language skills and mathÃÂ ...
TribuneReview
April 17, 2018
Parttime Latrobe residents Tim and Debra Cejka have pledged $2 million toward a new science and mathematics building at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, adding to their earlier $5 million donation benefiting the project. The couple, who are IUP alumni, announced their newest gift Friday, during theÃÂ ...
WIRED
April 17, 2018
Everyone knows I like to analyze the trailers of upcoming movies—in particular, movies that I'm excited about. In this case, it's Incredibles 2. I have high hopes for this one since the first Incredibles was really great. In the trailer, we see Mr. Incredible doing his job—helping out with math homework (that's oneÃÂ ...
Science News
April 16, 2018
The book offers an indepth exploration of the history of a number of mathematical concepts that Banerjee and Darling find intriguing. Some of their choices — including the mathematics of music, higher dimensions and chaos theory — are written in clear, accessible language that many scienceinterestedÃÂ ...
Business Standard
April 1, 2018
Ever asked a schoolgoing student what he or she hates the most? Do not be surprised if most of them say it is mathematics. Thousands of coaching centres have mushroomed across the country cashing in on the fear of the subject, but struggles of school students do not seem to have become any less.
HollandSentinel.com
April 1, 2018
Three Black River Public School students ranked second, third and fourth out of 66 students in Ottawa County in the Michigan Mathematics Prize competition. The MMPC is an annual high school mathematics competition held in Michigan. This competition consists of two parts, which are added together toÃÂ ...
Engadget
April 1, 2018
It was a dangerous week for some of the biggest names in technology as they they were forced to face off against these new things called "consequences" which have come about due to their ongoing "actions." It's all so very unfair. Ashley Madison is still super duper sorry about the whole exposing ofÃÂ ...
whnt.com
April 1, 2018
Dozens of students from area schools gathered to take part in competitions and handson activities all centered on math. "I think math is in everything we do. ... "Helping to foster other individuals and their interests in mathematics and help them make memories," said Kadam. "That's one thing that makes itÃÂ ...
Fairfield Daily Republic
March 31, 2018
FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Office of Education received a $50,000 grant from the County Implementation Award Program (CIAP) to support K5 math and science standards implementation, according to a press release. “We are excited and look forward to working with our school districts to developÃÂ ...
Science Daily
March 30, 2018
From these starting points, Neiman's paper takes an additional step, constructing a mathematical dictionary that ties together the languages of holography and twistor theory. "The underlying math that makes this story tick is all about square roots," writes Neiman. "It's about identifying subtle ways in which aÃÂ ...
LA School Report
March 29, 2018
As California struggles to close a stubborn achievement gap for its English learners, integrating math education with English language development can be a key to unlocking their potential, a new study says. The Education Trust—West report, Unlocking Learning II: Math as a Lever for English LearnerÃÂ ...
UpperMichigansSource.com
March 27, 2018
HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC)  Math and science centers across the state will be replaced this year. This includes four centers in the Upper Peninsula. Funding for the Michigan Math and Science Center Network ends September 30. The network supports local schools in math and science education.
Poughkeepsie Journal
March 27, 2018
Students from the Arlington, Beacon, Highland and Wappingers school districts, and St. Martin de Porres School, were recently recognized for their academic accomplishments in mathematics. Math & Physics Exploration in LaGrange hosted the March 14 event in two sessions for the approximately 100ÃÂ ...
MLive.com
March 27, 2018
PORTLAND, MI  A Michigan teacher has become an internet star after he busted out his bag of breakdancing tricks to motivate a downinthedumps student. It was March 21 when Terry Austen, a high school math teacher at Portland St. Patrick Catholic School, overheard one of his students dreading theÃÂ ...
Times LIVE
March 27, 2018
“Maths teachers in the Intermediate Phase (IP) struggle to master English and this lack of competency compromises the quality of mathematics instruction‚” said Dr Lindiwe Tshuma‚ a Research Fellow at SU and a Specialist in Primary Mathematics at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences SchoolsÃÂ ...
The Hechinger Report
March 27, 2018
American students are bombing math. In 2015, a mere 25 percent of high school seniors were proficient in the subject, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, which produces the most reliable data on academic competency. Efforts to improve these numbers have abounded. Dozens ofÃÂ ...
Greensboro News & Record
March 27, 2018
Doing the math: Summerfield contest has students crunching numbers and scratching heads. By Jessie Pounds ... That's one of the six math problems fourth and fifthgrade students faced last week in the Summerfield Open math competition. Once a month, students from a handful of schools gather atÃÂ ...
MSUToday
March 27, 2018
Michigan State University researcher Yingda Cheng is among 40 standout mathematics leaders across the United States this year to be awarded a 2018 ... “With this award, I will be able to have a more productive sabbatical leave by participating in the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute program,ÃÂ ...