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Category: Math Education

My guest this month is James S. Tanton, a mathematician, math educator, and author. He was awarded the Kidder Faculty Prize for his teaching at the The St. …

Well, no, I’ve lied: not thirteen, but merely four ways of looking at (and doing) multiplication are contained herein. And I hope to convince you that they are essentially …

Herb Gross was born in Boston in 1928. He studied mathematics at Brandeis University and did graduate work in math at MIT, to which he returned as Senior …

A recent widespread custom in the high technology industry is the “coding interview” where applicants typically stand in front of a white board for three or more hours answering …

Peak — Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, 216 307 pages My Rating: 4/5 How does one become …

Wired recently published an article with the sensational title “Move Over, Coders — Physicists Will Soon Rule Silicon Valley” primarily concerned with physicists or former physicists working in deep …

There is no one, simple answer to that question. That’s because math degrees open the doors to numerous potential careers, including many that don’t even exist today, because the …

When I was young, I could not get algebra. In particular, I would encounter magical operations like this: followed by: followed by (AHA!): Obviously, x was three! Only it …

NOTE: I will be posting to and administering the Math Blog while Antonio and his family recover from the fire at his home. Inc. recently ran an article: The …

Note: This is a guest post by Aditya Singhal. Remember when your parents used to scold you for using fingers for math? And we used to picture fingers in …