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The impasse in math and science instruction runs deeper than test scores or the latest educational theory. What can we learn from the best teachers on the front lines?

When divvying something up, there’s more than one way to define what’s fair.

Computer scientists have come up with a bounded algorithm that can fairly divide a cake among any number of people.

The latest effort to overhaul math and science education offers a fundamental rethinking of the basic structure of knowledge. But will it be given time to work?

The author shows how new mathematical techniques can be used to revitalize a 650-year-old work of art.

Mathematicians have had a hard time finding commonalities in large groups of random shapes — until recently.

The physicist-mathematician Miranda Cheng is working to harness a mysterious connection between string theory, algebra and number theory.

Researchers have uncovered deep connections among different types of random objects, illuminating hidden geometric structures.

Scientists are exploring a mysterious pattern, found in birds’ eyes, boxes of marbles and other surprising places, that is neither regular nor random.