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August 16, 2013

 

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Want To Be Better At Math? Use Hand Gestures!

It sure seems like we focus a lot on math in school...so why do our kids lag behind?

March 28, 2013

 

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Math Hurts My Brain – Why?

I'm not a math person. Anytime I have to deal with numbers, let alone solve an actual math problem ‑‑ which, thankfully, is not often ‑‑ it's almost painful.

December 13, 2011

 

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Women Are As Naturally Good At Math As Men

New research shows it's high time to trash the long-held notion that women are biologically determined to be worse than men at math.

February 4, 2011

 

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Math Skills Improve After Electric Brain Stimulation

Do you struggle with math? Well, all you may need is a little shock to the brain.

August 26, 2010

 

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26 Facebook Science Pages You Should Check Out!

A Moment of Science gathered the best Facebook science pages for your pleasure. What are some of your favorites?

August 2, 2010

 

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Ravaging Locusts Swarm At Random

When a swarm of locusts hits, it devastates everything in its path. It would be helpful to know when they are coming... but scientists say no such luck.

November 19, 2009

 

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Raindrops Of Many Sizes

Why are raindrops different sizes when they fall from the sky?

May 19, 2009

 

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Recess and Better Behavior

Does a recess really help people learn? Find out in today's A Moment of Science.

February 12, 2008

 

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A Head for Numbers (2)

The closer that numbers presented to us are, the longer it takes us to compare them. This suggests that we solve such problems with a mental number line.

December 14, 2005

 

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The Largest Prime Number

The largest prime number so far discovered is 7,816,230 digits long!

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