Archive for January, 2009
Students in East Asian countries (Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong) do better in international math tests than their European/Western counterparts. Why is this?
In this Newsletter
1. Maria’s Story
2. IntMath Poll results – Why is math hard for you?
3. Math tips – Learning math formulas
4. Chinese New Year
5. From the math blog
6. Final thought – Effort and Outcomes
Maria was a brilliant mathematician in an age when that was a problem.
Some thoughts on a significant day — for the world.
A reader asks what partial derivatives are all about.
It’s official. Be a mathematician and enjoy the “best job in America”.
A reader from Lesotho asks how to engage math students.