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Why Zero Is So Important

Zero is kind of weird beast. Only after the 7th century was it for openly accepted as a number in its own right, at that time the ancient Indians created a numerical system expressing zero with its own symbol. Since then, with such number system still being used now, zero has […]

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21 Animated GIFs Teach You Mathematical Concepts Better Than Your Teacher Did

“Let’s face it; by and large math is not easy, but that’s what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding.” Danica McKellar As the new school year is coming, it is time to hit the ground running in your classes. Math could […]

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Study Says Math and Reading Capabilities Are Driven By the Same Genes

According to the latest research released in Nature Communications this week, children’s reading and math abilities are closely associated with a same large and overlapping genetic component. Although math and reading abilities are thought be relatively linked, little is known yet about how the system of genes could affect such cognitive traits. […]

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Can Musical Training Improve Children’s Cognitive Ability?

Can Musical Training Improve Children’s Cognitive Ability?

It seems almost everyone has heard about “music can make you smarter”. However, Samuel Mehr and colleagues from Harvard Graduate School of Education recently found that musical training can’t enhance children’s cognitive ability. The results have been published on PLoS ONE.   “More than 80% of American adults believe that music […]

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