We Need A New Way to Teach Maths and Science

When you visit the dentist it’s reasonable to expect that you don’t have someone trained in geography working on your teeth. Yet in schools,...

Australia Looks to China for Maths, Science Lessons

Frustrated by stagnating maths and STEM standards, Australian education and policy experts are travelling to China for lessons on how to boost maths and...

Maths Education Is STEM Education

What design principles would you include to ensure that an effective STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) program builds mathematics understanding? I ask because I...

Financial Math may Help Build a Better HIV Vaccine

What do particle diffusion in liquids and stock price prediction have to do with building a better HIV vaccine? According to University of Iowa...

Using Math to Investigate Possibility of Time Travel

After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine. Ben Tippett, a mathematics and...

‘Kids have a fear of it’: Teachers Leading National Shift in...

About 300 teachers are leading a change in the way maths is taught as part of a bid to arrest Australian students' declining or stagnating...

Men Get Most of the Research Funding – It’s a Serious...

In UK universities there are far fewer women in senior posts than men – particularly at professor level. Putting aside teaching, to reach this status, an...

Q+A: Top Maths Adviser Sounds Alarm on Mathematician Shortage

Demand for trained mathematicians is growing but enrolment is maths courses is in steep decline. Failing to tackle the problem puts the country at risk...

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