A 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.

Read MoreA 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!

Read MoreIs 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,…

Read MoreHave 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!

Read MoreCarmen 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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