Math Is 'White Privilege,' Professor Claims

Education | Ian Miles Cheong

Greek terms in algebra and being good at math disadvantages non-white people, argues the professor

Professor: American Students Can't Do Basic Algebra So Stop Requiring It

Education | Eric Owens
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‘Will algebra help you understand the federal budget?’

Common Core Creator: Why Parents Shouldn't Help Their Own Kids With Math

Education | Eric Owens
Confused student

‘The math instruction on the part of parents should be low’

Arkansas Bill Would Force These Kids Today To Learn How To Make Correct Change

Education | Eric Owens
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‘This is just a simple solution to an everyday problem’

Stanford Professor Says Memorizing Multiplication Tables Is 'Harmful'

Education | Eric Owens
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Stress over rigors of remembering grossly simple facts deters students, she argues

Common Core Math Proponents Defend The Standards

Education | Blake Neff
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‘They give the teacher a way to teach in-depth’

Markey: 'It's really not math. It's just arithmetic'

Politics | Alexis Levinson
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‘It’s very simple arithmetic. It’s not as complicated as math.’

Students with autism likely candidates for STEM degrees

Education | Nicole Lafond

STEM degrees actively sought by U.S. business and policy leaders

Math proves Universe had a beginning - MIT Technology Review

Tech | Josh Peterson

Since the observational evidence is that our universe is expanding, then it must also have been born in the past.

What could be worse than the gulf spill? - Forbes

Business | Jeff Winkler (admin)

When it comes to catastrophes, history can tell you only so much. There is no smooth probability transition between $1 billion problems and $10 billion or $100 billion problems. See the full list of expensive disasters

Computer algorithm can now detect sarcasm - Pop Science

Tech | interns

SASI, a Semi-supervised Algorithm for Sarcasm Identification, can recognize sarcastic sentences in product reviews online with pretty astounding 77 percent precision.

Reading mainstream media its last rites

Editorial | Anchorman

I went to the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday. Driving home afterwards, I came away more convinced than ever, that the mainstream media is on its deathbed

Memo to Republican candidates for federal office

Opinion | Kevin Dillard

Unless you want to be in a minority party for the rest of time, you need to start being competitive with voters in the 18-35 age range

Diary of a pre-certified teacher, Vol. VIII: The curious case

Opinion | Augustine Brehon

Sometimes everything sucks. Life doesn’t seem just hopeless, but malevolent. You can’t find a job. Your girlfriend is mad at you. You physically feel lousy

Google has reason to rethink IP

op-ed | Mitch Bainwol

It got a cyber attack siren on Drudge. It was all over the news. Google got hacked! In January, Chinese hackers infiltrated the systems of the biggest technology dog on the global block and, according to the company, stole Google’s intellectual property. In texting parlance, Google has finally had an OMG! moment when it comes to intellectual property. Unfortunately, it took this theft of their IP to flip on the switch. Frankly, Google has never been very warm to the idea of copyright protections