No gender split in child brain function or math skill

"[C]hildren's brains function similarly regardless of their gender..." according to a new neuroimaging study on math ability in boys and girls.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Babies get counting words way before we thought

Babies may understand counting words far before they can actually count themselves.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Test can tell how well kindergarteners will do in school later on

A readiness test can accurately predict which kids will be doing well in school 18 months later and who could use some more support.

Cailin Riley-Missouri | Oct. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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These beliefs about learning are holding you back

When learning feels like a struggle, don't think you're just not a "math person" or the like. A new book says to remember that's how improvement happens.

Stanford | Oct. 4, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Our skulls fit DaVinci’s ‘golden ratio’

The Golden Ratio is an infinite number often found in nature, art, and mathematics. New research finds that it's in our skulls, too.

Johns Hopkins University | Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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Team solves 50-year-old lottery ticket math mystery

"...it became a dream of mine to solve the mystery, even though I had no idea of how to accomplish what had been elusive for others over decades."

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen | Sept. 9, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Average people can discern the beauty of math

The beauty of math isn't lost on the average person, according to new research that compared reactions to mathematical arguments, sonatas, and paintings.

Kendall Teare-Yale | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

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Famous unsolved math problem sees new progress

Mathematicians say an old approach to the Riemann Hypothesis is worth revisiting. Whoever solves it gets at $1 million prize.

Carol Clark-Emory | May 29, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology mathematics

Trouble managing money can flag dementia

Difficulty managing money can be an early sign of dementia, research suggests, and even correlate with plaques in the brain.

Samiha Khanna-Duke | May 28, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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‘Virtual’ cardio system improves alternative heart test

A new math model could give scientists better information from non-invasive heart monitoring, which may help with early detection of heart disease.

Eric Stann-Missouri | April 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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