math http://kuow.org en Probability Professor Explains How Miracles Happen http://kuow.org/post/probability-professor-explains-how-miracles-happen <p></p><p>Steve Scher explores the probabilities of seemingly improbable events with mathematician David J. Hand. The mathematics professor in London has written, “The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, And Rare Events Happen Every Day.” Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:14:07 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 30397 at http://kuow.org Probability Professor Explains How Miracles Happen 'Jeopardy Villain' Explains How He Keeps Winning http://kuow.org/post/jeopardy-villain-explains-how-he-keeps-winning He&#8217;s being called the &#8220;Jeopardy villain,&#8221; but <strong>Arthur Chu</strong> of Broadview Heights, Ohio, considers himself more of a &#8220;mad genius.&#8221; The 30-year-old insurance analyst and voiceover artist has won three times since he came on the show last week.<p>Some say Chu is taking all the fun out of the game. He goes for the hardest questions first, slams down his buzzer incessantly and tries to get the host to speed up. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:01:00 +0000 editor 28214 at http://kuow.org 'Jeopardy Villain' Explains How He Keeps Winning U.S. Students Slide In Global Ranking On Math, Reading, Science http://kuow.org/post/us-students-slide-global-ranking-math-reading-science American 15-year-olds continue to turn in flat results in a test that measures students' proficiency in reading, math and science worldwide, failing to crack the global top 20.<p>The Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, collects test results from 65 countries for its rankings, which come out every three years. The <a href="http://www.oecd.org/pisa/keyfindings/pisa-2012-results.htm">latest results</a>, from 2012, show that U.S. students ranked below average in math among the world's most-developed countries. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:37:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 24797 at http://kuow.org U.S. Students Slide In Global Ranking On Math, Reading, Science The Gift Of Multiplication http://kuow.org/post/gift-multiplication <p>Seattle educator Dan Finkel says grown-ups often forget that math is not exotic to kids; it’s very close to them.</p><p>For example, Finkel recently taught a class kindergarteners and first graders, and he said to them, “You know what, let’s just count stuff today.” Immediately, the kids pointed to the windows and ceiling tiles and more. He told everyone to pick something and tell him how many there were. They dove right in. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:06:20 +0000 Bill Radke 23115 at http://kuow.org The Gift Of Multiplication This Is Not Math, It's Love http://kuow.org/post/not-math-its-love <p>You’ve heard that America must train its children for careers in the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math. But math is not just a stable, sensible career.<br><br>Seattle educator Dan Finkel says math is a joy. If it’s a drag, why would you inflict it on your child?<br><br>Finkel and his wife, Katherine Cook, run an education program called <a href="http://mathforlove.com/">Math For Love</a>. Long before he got his PhD in math from the University of Washington, he was a kid, wondering why he was learning math in school.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:41:22 +0000 Bill Radke 19714 at http://kuow.org This Is Not Math, It's Love New Wash. Math Requirement May Delay Graduation For 3,730 High School Seniors http://kuow.org/post/new-wash-math-requirement-may-delay-graduation-3730-high-school-seniors <p>Two months before high school commencement,&nbsp;9,083 seniors still haven’t passed Washington state’s new math graduation requirement.</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:16:06 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 11625 at http://kuow.org New Wash. Math Requirement May Delay Graduation For 3,730 High School Seniors The Joy Of Math With Steven Strogatz http://kuow.org/post/joy-math-steven-strogatz <p></p><p>How does Google search the Internet? How many people should you date before getting married? And how should you arrange your mattress to get the maximum wear out of it? Fri, 02 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 2513 at http://kuow.org The Joy Of Math With Steven Strogatz