Have you ever heard someone ask when they will ever use algebra again? Click here to watch an insightful TED Talk about how we can bridge the gap between algebra and STEM in our high schools.
What do Netflix and math have in common? Netflix’s CEO, Reed Hastings, majored in mathematics at Bowdoin College and taught high school math in Swaziland, before going on to start the movie streaming company. Learning math really does open doors! Click here to read more about his journey!
According to this article by NPR, the anxious feelings some adults express when faced with math can impact their children’s ability to excel in school. We can change the perception of math in our youth’s minds by our attitudes when we interact with it. Check out the article for more on this topic!
Not all heroes wear capes! That is definitely the case when it comes to the story of Andrea Bertozzi who is a crime expert and mathematician at University of California, Los Angeles. Her team of researchers are using mathematical models to fight crime during the holiday season. Check out the article here!