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Political Scientists Need Math

Has your child campaigned for a later bedtime? Have they successfully won the right for more screentime and a longer break after school before they are forced to do their homework? Well, your child may be interested in politics, and if they steer into the direction of political science, then they definitely need math. A […]

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Being Bad At Math Is Not Cool

I have heard so many adults (myself included) utter the phrase “I’m bad at math” that it’s no longer information that I actively register. In fact, my friends and I often say things like “I can’t count” or “my brain can’t work numbers.”  I will reach for a calculator a fraction faster than I should. […]

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Parents vs. Math

Parents vs. Math: Volume 1 – Don’t Let Your Kid Stink at Math Delia comes home from school with a backpack full of homework to tackle. She takes out her writing assignment and completes it furiously. She loves to write. She puts it neatly in her binder then grabs her social studies assignment, studying for […]

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Gender Stereotypes in Math Harm Everyone

For as long as the STEM fields have existed, an ugly stereotype has festered: that math, science and associated subjects are the domains of men. It is traditionally accepted that boys naturally outperform girls in these subjects as if the male gender possesses some ingrained biological affinity for these disciplines that the female lacks. The […]

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Getting Girls Into STEM

As you know, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. While the fields represented by the acronym are exciting, the statistics surrounding STEM are pretty depressing for women. In the US, where women comprised 48% of the workforce in 2009, there were only 24% of women working in STEM careers. That’s despite the fact […]

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When Adults Are Bad At Math

Across the pond, a worrying survey has found that adults don’t remember a lot of math from their school days, and it might be impacting their career. YouGov, an internet-based market research company, surveyed 2000 adults about their math skills. They found that 20% of adults did not know how to work out fractions or […]

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Gesturing Towards Better Grades

Does your child need a wide berth when they are engaged in a passionate discussion? Do their arms hit vases when they are talking about their day at school? Do you sometimes think (despite being truly familiar with their hereditary landscape) that they might be Italian? If the answer to any of these is “yes,” […]