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Triangles fit effortlessly together, as do squares. When it comes to pentagons, what gives?
Simple math can help scheming politicians manipulate district maps and cruise to victory. But it can also help identify and fix the problem.
To tell truth from fiction, start with quantitative thinking, argues the mathematician Rebecca Goldin.
To begin to understand what mathematicians and physicists see in the abstract structures of symmetries, let’s start with a familiar shape.
Quanta Magazine invites readers to share about their early math and science learning experiences and to explore the interactive survey results.
The theoretical particle physicist Helen Quinn has blazed a singular path from the early days of the Standard Model to the latest overhaul of science education in the United States.
Science is a constantly changing, self-correcting process. Why do we teach it as a collection of old, settled facts?
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?
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?
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