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Early numeracy performance of young kids linked to specific math activities at home

New research finds links between certain math skills in young children and specific numerical activities undertaken at home with parents. The study also finds that the more parents engage in mathematical activities with their children, the higher their early numeracy performance. more...

A new angle on gerrymanders

A mathematician has developed a new tool to identify gerrymandered voting districts. The research shows Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Carolina strongly gerrymandered for Republicans, while Maryland's and California's voting districts have been strongly tipped in favor of Democrats. The new tool could be important in the wake of two Supreme Court cases now being considered that might outlaw certain partisan gerrymanders. more...

Sound new technique tunes into the shifting shapes of biology

Scientists have come up with a novel way of quantifying cell shapes -- with a lot of mathematics and a little musical inspiration. more...

Single-cell imaging and math models used to determine effective drug properties

Drug therapies that target a specific molecule have changed the way patients are treated for cancer and greatly improved survival rates. However, some patients do not respond to these therapies because the drug is not reaching the tumor cells effectively. In a new study, researchers combined single-cell imaging of cancer cells in mice with mathematical modeling to determine which drug characteristics are the most important for efficient drug uptake. more...

New mathematical framework establishes the risk of dramatic collapses of real networks

A theoretical framework explaining the risk of rare events causing major disruptions in complex networks, such as a blackout in a power grid, has been proposed by a mathematician in a new paper. more...

When ‘colder’ means ‘hotter’: Explaining the increasing temperature of cooling granular gases

A mathematician has developed a theory to explain ‘heating by cooling’, where the temperature of a granular gas increases while the total energy drops down - a peculiar phenomenon which can be observed both on Earth and in space. more...

How do teachers integrate STEM into K-12 classrooms?

Although the call for improving STEM education is widespread, there is little guidance for teachers on how to do so. A team set out to outline challenges and find best practices for teachers to better integrate science, technology, engineering and math in their classrooms. more...


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