String theory, one of the most complex theories in the scientific community, may also be the "Theory of Everything" — a framework that explains everything in the universe. While still theoretical and highly debated, the mathematics of string theory suggests that there could be multiple dimensions of time. Show More Summary
Retweet Share Google +1 1 Steve Leinwand and Steve Fleischmann said: In mathematics instruction, a chasm exists between research and practice. For evidence of this gap, look no further than the mismatch between what research says about developing students’ conceptual mathematics understanding and what we actually do. An example is the way we teach math […]
Some have suggested that deracializing the academy requires all researchers, teachers and students to link knowledge and identity. What might this mean for mathematics? The post Yes, Mathematics Can be Decolonized. Here’s How to Begin. appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Differentiation is usually taught quite well. Perhaps that’s because it is the first introduction to calculus, which is considered a big step in a student’s mathematical education, so teachers mostly take a lot of care with that step. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for partial differentiation. It is often glossed over in a rush […]
Samsung’s annual Solve for Tomorrow contest is designed to raise enthusiasm for STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—and inspire creative problem solving among the leaders of tomorrow. Deliberating on social...Show More Summary
(PLOS) A new treatment plan that sequentially combines several drugs for chronic myeloid leukemia has the potential to reduce patients' chance of relapse and increase their life expectancy, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology.
Mathematical analysis has led researchers in Japan to a formula that can describe the movement of DNA inside living human cells. Using these calculations, researchers may be able to reveal the 3D architecture of the human genome. In the future, these results may allow scientists to understand in detail how DNA is organized and accessed by essential cellular machinery.
Game theory has long been used to apply mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers.
(University of Warwick) Game theory has long been used to apply mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers. Our world of lone wolf terrorists to corrupt officials has evolved, and game theory has evolved with it, thanks to research by the University of Warwick.
Karin Brodie, University of the Witwatersrand At a time when decolonisation, part of which involves changing the content of what's taught, is dominating debate at many universities, the discipline of mathematics presents an interesting case. But it's not obvious how mathematics can be decolonised at the level of content. Show More Summary
A new study mathematically explains how tumors induce the growth of blood vessels. The study maintains that the tips of the blood vessels expand like a soliton, a solitary wave similar to a tsunami.
Women around the world face a unique struggle: they are continually advised to "close the wage gap" by pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields over liberal arts, and yet many women are prohibited from making such a choice. Show More Summary
1) This August 2012 CRS report by Heather B. Gonzalez and Jeffrey J. Kuenzi is a useful introduction to all-important STEM education: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education: A Primer. Download CRS_STEM_1August2012 Summary The term “STEM education” refers to teaching and learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering,...
A few mathematics items: David Ben-Zvi’s overview talk about Representation Theory as Gauge Theory given last month at the Clay conference in Oxford that I attended is now available online, as slides and video. Other talks from the conference are … Continue reading ?
(Carlos III University of Madrid) Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has carried out a study that mathematically explains how tumors induce the growth of blood vessels. The study maintains that the tips of the blood vessels expand like a soliton, a solitary wave similar to a tsunami.
Director Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant follows the adventures – or misadventures – of an autistic math savant (Ben Affleck) who, using the cover of an unassuming small town CPA, earns a living as a forensic accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminals. Show More Summary
BLOOMINGTON – Ever the mathematics major, Kevin Wilson likes to talk in numbers. It’s a language he understands as easily as he relates.
Lists of math holidays invariably omit a worthy one. Observed in Ireland every Oct. 16, Hamilton Day commemorates—no, not a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman—the eureka moment William Rowan Hamilton (1805–1865) experienced while walking along Dublin’s Royal Canal in 1843. Show More Summary
(American Institute of Physics) The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the American Physical Society (APS) announced today, on behalf of the Heineman Foundation for Research, Educational, Charitable, and Scientific Purposes, that Carl M. Show More Summary
(University of Granada) The application Ahmes (whose name pays homage to the Ahmes Papyrus, also known as Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, written during the reign of Apophis I), developed by a group of Spanish scientists, measures the angle of a tree's leaves and calculates their position with respect to the sun.