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When will I use mathWed, 07 Oct 2015 17:10:36 +0000en-UShourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1Patterns
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http://weusemath.org/?p=82445#commentsWed, 07 Oct 2015 17:09:06 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.org/?p=82445Need more proof that math is everywhere? Click here to learn about the math involved in making a pattern.
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http://weusemath.org/?p=82441#commentsTue, 29 Sep 2015 17:20:59 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.org/?p=82441Challenge your students to do some “supermoon” math! Click here for content.
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http://weusemath.org/?p=82437#commentsMon, 14 Sep 2015 17:55:26 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.org/?p=82437A new study from the Stanford University of Medicine has reported that anxiety about doing math problems can be relieved with a one-on-one tutoring program. A news release reports, “Even if they are good at math, many children feel anxious about doing math problems. For some, the anxiety persists throughout life, discouraging them from pursuing advanced math and science classes as well as careers that rely on mathematical expertise.” Read more about alleviating math anxiety here.
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http://weusemath.org/?p=82432#commentsTue, 08 Sep 2015 22:40:13 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.org/?p=82432A new study suggests that children who are aerobically fit tend to have significantly thinner gray matter in their brains than their “low-fit” peers, which is associated with better mathematics performance. The research team discusses the relationship between fitness and academic performance here.
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http://weusemath.org/?p=50178#commentsTue, 07 Apr 2015 23:01:20 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.org/?p=50178A study from Indiana University suggests that gender stereotypes regarding women’s math performance negatively affect their performance. However, both men and women believe that these stereotypes will not negatively affect women, rather they will boost their motivation to perform better. Click here to read more!
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http://weusemath.org/?p=47705#commentsMon, 23 Mar 2015 17:40:50 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.org/?p=47705Is it possible to construct a perfect NCAA bracket? Jeff Bergen, mathematics professor at DePaul University, says, “It would be more likely for the next 16 World Series to be won by the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox than it would be to pick a perfect bracket by guessing.” Basketball knowledge increases the odds, but the odds of picking a perfect bracket would be approximately one in 128 billion. Nevertheless, March Madness is fun and you can still win your office pool even without a perfect bracket! For more of Professor Bergen’s commentary, click here.
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http://weusemath.org/?p=44979#commentsWed, 25 Feb 2015 18:04:40 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.org/?p=44979Have you ever wondered how patterns arise in the wrinkles of raisins or fingerprints? A team of MIT mathematicians and engineers has developed a mathematical theory that predicts how wrinkles on curved surfaces take their shape. Click here to learn more!
]]>http://weusemath.org/?feed=rss2&p=449790A New Way to Learn Geometry
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http://weusemath.org/?p=43874#commentsWed, 04 Feb 2015 16:46:48 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.org/?p=43874Carmen Petrick Smith, an assistant professor of mathematics education at the University of Vermont and former high school math teacher, discovered that students showed a better understanding of angles and angle measurements when they performed body-based tasks. Elementary school students use a Kinect for Windows mathematics program to learn geometry. Click here to learn more.
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http://weusemath.org/?p=42827#commentsWed, 14 Jan 2015 20:50:47 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.org/?p=42827BYU mathematicians recently calculated the best local pizza “Pi” in Provo and Orem, Utah. Five undergraduate students with background in math, computer coding, and statistics combined their skills to come up with an equation to discover the best pizza joint. Click here to read more!
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http://weusemath.org/?p=41742#commentsWed, 19 Nov 2014 18:14:25 +0000Staffhttp://weusemath.org/?p=41742It can be difficult to diagnose patients who suffer from severe shortness of breath. Researchers have developed an algorithm that uses existing machinery to allow emergency medical staff to quickly determine the cause of the patient’s symptoms. Click here to check out how this new procedure can help save lives!
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