5-21-1471

Albrecht Durer, the German painter and engraver who studied mathematics and applied it to his art, was born in Nuremberg on this day.

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5-21-1923

Armand Borel born in Switzerland. He worked on Lie groups, algebraic groups, and arithmetic groups, helping transform many areas of mathematics, including algebraic topology, differential geometry, algebraic geometry, and number theory.

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5-21-1953

Set theorist Ernst Zermelo died in Freiburg, Germany. He worked on statistical mechanics and the calculus of variations until becoming intrigued by Cantor’s Continuum Hypothesis, posed as Hilbert’s First Problem in 1900, and switching to set theory.

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Indian bride walks out of wedding when groom fails math test

Source: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/groom-fails-math-test-indian-bride-walks-wedding-065433753.html

Here’s one more reason to learn math!

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian bride walked out of her wedding ceremony after the groom failed to solve a simple math problem, police said Friday.

The bride tested the groom on his math skills and when he got the sum wrong, she walked out.

The question she asked: How much is 15 plus six?

His reply: 17.

The news may seem like a joke, but on a more serious note, the usage of calculators in Primary 5 & Primary 6 has led to a drop in the mental arithmetic standards of children in Singapore! As a tutor, I have clearly observed the difference before and after the calculator usage was introduced. Many a times, students need a calculator to calculate what is 18+15, for example. Also, 8 times 8 (mental calculation) would pose a challenge nowadays to some students ages 9-12, whereas in the past students would know it is 64 in less than a second.

What is happening is that students are getting a bit too reliant on the calculator, and hence their human calculator (a.k.a brain) has lack of training in this aspect. How to remedy it is to practice and train in more multiplication questions.

 

 

 

Math News: Math student from Nanyang Technological University detects OAuth, OpenID security vulnerability

Is it safe to log in through well known sites such as Facebook and Google? Think again, for Wang Jing, a PhD student in mathematics at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, has detected critical security vulnerabilities in the OAuth, OpenID security protocols. (Source: http://phys.org/news/2014-05-math-student-oauth-openid-vulnerability.html) [Second article in the list below]

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Phys.Org
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A math lesson for city: Teachers’ contract likely to cost billions
SILive.com
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Math error halts Bank of America’s stock buy back and dividend increase
UPI.com
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Philadelphia girl makes math a game – and excels
Philly.com
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Math for public works borrowing bill proves tough
St. Cloud Times
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt takes Go Math! Academy into the home market
Boston Globe
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a Boston-based education company, developed the program for students in kindergarten to sixth grade to learn basic math …
Steve Ballmer’s math on Apple innovation doesn’t add up
ZDNet
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Math class helps special needs student try to win a wheelchair van
KOB.com
There’s a lot more going on than just addition and subtraction in Mr. Green’s math class. “We just want to help out this family,” Said Cody Green.
Budget math takes a U-turn: Christie blames federal tax law that brought windfall last year
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The same federal tax policy that Governor Christie is now blaming for New Jersey’s $807 million budget shortfall helped save his budget last year …

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Math, reading scores tick up; low proficiency levels persist
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Results from the final administration of an annual standardized reading and math exam show student achievement has ticked upward very slightly in …
Math homework gives some parents trouble
Sturgis Journal
Some educators say more and more parents are having trouble helping their young children with basic math. They say Common Core State Standards …
Math Minions are market masters: Oak Grove sixth-graders’ stock picks beat teams at top US
WDAY
FARGO –- Oak Grove Lutheran School has some sixth-grade minions worth investing in. Math teacher Dave Carlson’s “Math Minions” posted 21.6 …
Math Field Day draws almost 700 junior, senior high school students
Southeast Missourian
Students from 28 area schools compete during the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Mathematics’ 37th annual Math Field Day …
New math app shortcuts jet-lag recovery
Financial Express
SummaryA new smartphone app uses math to help travellers alter their internal body clocks to new time zones more quickly in order to overcome jet …
Math team from UNO finishes in top 10 percent
Omaha World-Herald
Some math students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha are celebrating their finish in the top 10 percent in the annual William Lowell Putnam …
Math Academy expands program in county
Shelby Star
The summer program that serves Cleveland County Schools students to enhance their math skills is planning to have a permanent location in Kings …
Math-O-Vision Calls for Video Contest Entries
DigitalJournal.com
Here’s some math for you: High school students could win $4,000 simply by entering Math-O-Vision’s video contest to show how they see and …
Doing the math on Red Sox’ poor start
Boston Globe
NEW YORK — The Red Sox took two of three games from Baltimore to open the season and it appeared the defending World Series champions were …
STEM Heroines: Math role models for girls
Christian Science Monitor
The number of women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields is growing, but women are still a minority overall in STEM career paths.