DailyDirt: Math Is Hard
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Several years ago, a president of Harvard resigned — due, in part, to expressing his opinion that there are innate differences between men and women that contribute to fewer women in math/science professions. Since then, there have been a few studies on how people deal with math. Here are just a few quick links.
- Barbie was just stating an opinion, too: math is hard. But a study shows that girls are performing just as well as boys in math… [url]
- Some psychologists think people have an innate skill at math from birth. But that doesn’t mean that kids who are bad at math should give up! [url]
- Chinese speakers tend to memorize numbers more easily because numbers in Chinese are simpler. If English speakers have a harder time because their numbers are weird, try French — where ninety-nine is quatre-vingt-dix-neuf (roughly “four*twenty+ten+nine”). [url]
- To discover more interesting education-related content, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.