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Category: Math Education

A Geek Gap? Once again America is in danger from a looming under-supply of nerds. The latest figures from the College Board show that not a single girl took …

This is the third in a series of articles that started with The Mathematics of the Ph.D. Glut. This article discusses claims of STEM worker shortages in private industry …

This is a followup to my previous article The Mathematics of the Ph.D. Glut. To recap, yes there is a Ph.D. glut in nearly all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, …

I recently had a conversation at a get-together with someone whose sister had just started a Ph.D. program in biology. I discussed some of the unpleasant realities of graduate …

The following is a list of 46 interesting math books that were released in 2011. As some of you know, I run a service called Any New Books?, which …

At present, at any rate, very little evidence exists that great mathematicians and calculating prodigies have been endowed with an exceptional neurobiological structure. Like the rest of us, experts …

There is a new online initiative called We Use Math, which is meant to address and answer one of the most common questions that high school students have: when …

At least since Sputnik in 1957, various tests and reports such as the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) have asserted that students in the United States …

Outliers: The Story of Success (USA | UK | CANADA) Malcolm Gladwell Little, Brown, and Company, New York, 2008 309 pages Outliers is the 2008 bestseller written by New …

The other day I received a math book that’s geared towards children. It’s called “You Can Count On Monsters” (USA | UK | Canada) by Professor Richard Evan Schwartz. …