##### Johns Hopkins University

### Jacobi method upgrade gets solution 200x faster

Invented in 1845, math's Jacobi iterative method fell out of favor with the wane of "human computers." A faster, improved version is now available. READ MORE…##### New York University

### Kids learn better when they manage their moods

Young kids from low-income families showed gains in math and reading after taking part in a program that helps them learn to manage emotions. READ MORE…##### University of Chicago

### Kids ‘get’ math when they use their hands

Children gain a deeper understanding of math and perform better when doing a problem if they use hand gestures, new research shows. READ MORE…##### Johns Hopkins University

### ‘Number sense’ lets kids do basic algebra

Confronted with a simple mathematical problem, most children ages 4 to 6 can use algebraic concepts intuitively to solve for a hidden variable. READ MORE…##### University of Pennsylvania

### Geometry shows why river rocks are round

To explain why river rocks are small and round, scientists approached the issue as a geometrical problem, not a geological one. READ MORE…##### Indiana University, Michigan State University

### Kids figure out big numbers as early as age 3

Children as young as 3 understand multi-digit numbers and may be ready for more direct math instruction when they enter school, new research shows. READ MORE…##### University of Pittsburgh

### Our noses sense 10 types of odors

A new approach that uses math to describe how smell is represented in the brain identifies 10 basic categories of … Continued

##### University of Missouri

### Math trouble when kids can’t estimate ‘how many’

U. MISSOURI (US) — Preschoolers who have trouble estimating numbers in a group are more than twice as likely than … Continued

##### University of Rochester

### Count on it: Baboons ‘know’ numbers

U. ROCHESTER (US) — Like children who have not yet learned to count, olive baboons are able to rely on … Continued

##### University of Leeds, University of Missouri

### Gender gaps linger in reading and math

U. LEEDS (UK) / U. MISSOURI (US) — Twice as many boys are in the world’s top one percent of … Continued

##### Brown University, University of Leeds

### Basic physics may speed up climate modeling

BROWN / U. LEEDS (US) — A new approach that uses basic physics to simulate key elements of climate change … Continued