Kids Prefer Math When You Let Them Figure Out the Answer for Themselves


Rather than having teachers instruct students on solution methods, many students prefer to work out solutions by themselves or by working with other students.

John Nash: A Reason To Hope


Dr. Nash was more than a mathematician. He was a symbol of hope for the hopeless.

John Urschel: Pro Football Player And Pretty Smart Guy

John Urschel

Shawn Henfling introduces us to John Urschel: Math Genius, Chess Player, Professional Athlete

Learning Math and Nutrition at the Holiday Station Store


Every event is a teachable moment.

S.T.E.M. The New Year Goal for Your Kids


Brenda Coleman Discusses Why Your Kids Need S.T.E.M. Careers

Sports and Math Collide at Yale and UConn: Upset Loss to Yale Spawns Complex Math Test

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Remember when an upset win was relished by the entire student body? Mike Kasdan is sad to report that at Yale that may no longer be the case: “Thanks a lot Professor Chen!”

Teacher Gerald Conti Resigns “My profession…no longer exists”


Education is the foundation of an enlightened and prosperous society. We need great teachers to get there.We need Gerald Conti Back

How China Teaches Children Math so Well

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A small scale study into possible methods that could be better to teach children math.

If You’re So Smart, Why Ain’t You Rich?

Billy Goat

It still remains true, especially for men, that we are primarily valued for what we earn.

The Happiness Formula: A Simple Equation for Creating Bliss

The Happiness Formula by Alexandre Normand

It might seem crazy … but could there be a formula for happiness? Thomas Fiffer does the math.

The Conversation I Can’t Wait to Have With My Kids One Day


Christian Clifton doesn’t have kids yet, but he already knows he wants to be involved in teaching them to love learning

Crunching The Numbers On Sexist Microaggressions


The Petrie Multiplier is the simple mathematical model that explains why gender-imbalanced communities are always going to be unpleasant for someone.

Do You Really Have an Influence On Your Kids?

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You may think you know the answer, but Mike Crider suggests the answer may not be as compelling as we think.

The Day I Passed Maths (Or, Why Having a Supportive Father Is The Best Thing In the World)

The day I passed maths

Give this man a Bells!

The Power of Love Notes

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Whenever I think of love notes I think about the one stuck to my parents’ bathroom mirror.

Open Thread: Who Was Your Best Teacher?


A lot of people remember one teacher or college professor who really stood out, who opened their eyes and made them see new things, who instilled a love of a subject in them.