- California Tries to Close the Gap in Math, but Sets Off a Backlashby Jacey Fortin on November 18, 2021 at 2:15 am
Proposed guidelines in the state would de-emphasize calculus, reject the idea that some children are naturally gifted and build a connection to social justice. Critics say math shouldn’t be political.
- The Risk-Return Trade-Off Is Phonyby Peter Coy on November 15, 2021 at 9:49 pm
A new book says the strongest long-term returns come from reducing the risk in a portfolio.
- Teaching Math, the California Wayon November 11, 2021 at 8:09 pm
Readers debate proposed guidelines that would change the way math is taught in the state. Also: Saving Earth’s forests.
- Should California De-Track Math?by Amelia Nierenberg on November 10, 2021 at 5:06 pm
The most populous state is considering big changes to math instruction.
- Poem: [If you want to make it to the moon]by Dan Chiasson and Reginald Dwayne Betts on October 28, 2021 at 9:00 am
From Dan Chiasson’s “The Math Campers,” a book that is funky the way that math is.
- In Watchmaking, the Pleasing Principles of Phiby Melanie Abrams on October 22, 2021 at 9:06 am
A husband-and-wife team has introduced a watch using the mathematical formula said to create the most appealing results.
- The Godmother of the Digital Imageby Siobhan Roberts on October 15, 2021 at 12:47 am
The mathematician Ingrid Daubechies’ pioneering work in signal processing helped make our electronic world possible — and beat a path for women in the field.
- How Math Solved the Case of the Volcanic Bombs That Didn’t Explodeby Robin George Andrews on September 11, 2021 at 9:00 am
Scientists have long been puzzled by flying blobs of magma that remained intact, but didn’t have a good way to study them.
- How to Solve Any Problem Using Just Common Senseby Caroline Chen on August 31, 2021 at 9:00 am
Contemplating Fermi problems keeps me curious about the world and how things relate to one another.
- Bob Moses, Crusader for Civil Rights and Math Education, Dies at 86by Michael Levenson, Clay Risen and Eduardo Medina on July 25, 2021 at 11:17 pm
Mr. Moses developed a reputation for extraordinary calm in the face of violence as he helped to register thousands of voters and trained a generation of activists in Mississippi in the early 1960s.