A University of Rochester study shows that baboons are able to understand numbers. Experimenters showed the monkeys peanut-filled cups and the monkeys then chose which cup contained more peanuts. Read more about the experiment and its conclusions...
The New York Times reports on elementary school engineering programs, which aim to boost STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) training among the next generation.
High school students in San Diego are finding more uses for their math formulas. They're creating art for display in the community.
Read this story from the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Here's one more example of how researchers are using science to track (and understand) athletic performance.
Call it what you will, to scientific researchers, it means math.
As the world turns its attention to South Africa this month for the 19th FIFA World Cup, mathematicians are finding themselves drawn to the event as well. The international football tournament provides another opportunity for mathematicians to study the nature of sport statistics.
This article from Scientific American presents three puzzles by Martin Gardner, a respected mathematician who died recently. Give 'em a try.
Vladimir Arnold, one of the most important mathematicians of the 20th century, died Thursday in France. Among many awards and recognitions Arnold received in his professional career, he was presented the Crafoord Prize in 1982 and in 2001, the World Prize in Mathematics.
Think you make many decisions "off the cuff"? Mathematic findings indicate there may be more science to our choices.
If you have the necessary math know-how, it can really pay.
John Tate, a scientist from the University of Texas at Austin was recently awarded the Abel Prize--thought of as math's Nobel--for his work with Algebraic Number Theory. It's one of the math principles that lies at the heart of internet security, a facet of everyday living in today's world.
It may not seem like a spectacular feat for a group of university mathematicians to solve an equation, but when that equation is 140 years old (not to mention, has implications for many other scientific fields), it begins to catch some attention.
Many people find themselves on Facebook and other social networking sites to avoid studying. But for some, Facebook IS a study.
Researchers from UNC Chapel Hill are using math to understand the nature of social patterns and how networks evolve.
Because human social networks can be complicated, it has been difficult for researchers to understand them until now.
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The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.