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Bracketology 101

How do you construct your March Madness bracket? Do you look at a team’s history, their strength of schedule, or just rely on pure luck?

Origami

“The thing that’s been the most surprising actually is that we’ve been able to learn so much about engineering things that is coming from art and that is not a typical connection we make, ” says origami expert Robert Lang. Has math made an appearance in something you didn’t expect?
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Nation’s Report Card Showing Slight Improvements

The National Assessment of Educational Progress has released the results of its 2013 test, which was given to fourth and eighth graders. The test consists of two portions, reading and math. Scores show slight improvement from last year, but achievement gaps still exist between ethnicities and income levels. What can these gains be attributed to, and what still needs to be done?

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