Among the 100 million or so nerve cells in the brain, it turns out there is a group dedicated to making sense of numbers.
Preschool might seem like nothing more than child’s play — a riot of high-spirited kids engaged in finger painting, blockbuilding and games.
Women may be underrepresented in science and technology not because they are less skilled in those areas or because they face specific gender barriers to entering these fields, but because they may find better opportunities elsewhere.
Part of our math skills are innate, but a larger part isn’t
A new study seeks to clarify whether drug treatment of ADHD helps students improve their performance in school in the long run.
Obese kids face a multitude of social and health problems, and now a new study from the University of Missouri finds that being overweight may even affect kids’ performance in math.
How do we know which numbers to trust and which health studies are sound? Healthland faces this dilemma every day, so we spoke with Charles Seife, the rare journalist with an undergraduate degree in mathematics, from Princeton no less.
(Updated) Rural India might not seem a likely place to study the roots of gender differences in math performance. But a new study of two tribes living in the northeast of the country offers intriguing evidence that biology alone …
If you struggled through high school algebra, you probably thought you simply weren’t born good at math. You might have been right, at least according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University psychologists that suggests that math ability is linked to your inborn “number sense.”
Children of divorce have poorer math and interpersonal social skills than their peers, and they battle anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem and sadness, according to new research published Thursday in the American Sociological Review.
Why aren’t there more women math professors? Or engineering professors, or physics professors, or professors of computer science or economics? Why aren’t there more women tech entrepreneurs? If a field involves lots of numbers, …