Need to brush up on your math skills?

The Learning Network from *The New York Times* offers online quizzes to test your math skills. Test yourself here and find out how smart you really are.

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# Month: October 2010

## Time for a Math Quiz

## Room for All

## Math in the Fast Lane

## Can Chocolate Help Your Math Brain?

## The math of nature

Need to brush up on your math skills?

The Learning Network from *The New York Times* offers online quizzes to test your math skills. Test yourself here and find out how smart you really are.

Many have observed mathematics as a male-dominated science. But studies are showing that more women than ever are entering the field as well.

It’s not just a major for future educators. If you have math skills, it’s worth your time to consider studying mathematics. (Have you *seen* the careers section of this site?)

Believe it or not, science and math play a bigger role than you might think in stock car racing.

The Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., recently hosted Mathematics and Science Day, bringing in more than 600 local middle school students to learn about the science behind the race.

Check out this article from the *Contra Costa Times*.

Researchers at Northumbria University in England may have linked chocolate to increased mathematic capacity.

A key ingredient in chocolate, called flavanols, were found to increase blood flow to the brain, making it easier for a test group to compute mathematical problems.

Read this article from the Telegraph.

Math can teach us a lot about our world. Just as Isaac Newton used calculus to describe the motion of planets, the shapes of the natural world around us can be described by mathematics.

A university professor from Harvard explains how he uses mathematical models to better understand "the geometry of the universe’s hidden dimensions."

At the same time, he also works to dispell perceptions about math, explaining that mathematicians are scientists who are simply trying to understand the principles of our surroundings.

Read this article on the work of Professor Shing-Tung Yau.