Not a good place to be

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It’s mathematics and miracles now. Quarterback Nick Foles didn’t say as much Sunday afternoon, nor did other Jaguars players in an understandably quiet road locker room. No, Foles and teammates put the best spin possible on an un-spinnable day. Still, here’s reality: The Jaguars on Sunday played a second consecutive “must-win” AFC South game. They lost in one-sided fashion for a second consecutive game – this time to …

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Equal math skills between the sexes

The long-standing but inaccurate belief concerning women’s ability in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is that they are unable to perform at the capacity of a man. People claim that this assumed relative lack of ability arises from biological differences between men and women, making women’s proficiency at math much lower. Many people …

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Emphasis on literacy and numeracy tests is misguided – Monash Lens

Literacy and numeracy tests seem to be flavour of the month in education policy circles. But how many is enough? Currently, students in school undergo literacy and numeracy tests in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 through the NAPLAN – the National Assessment Project for Literacy and Numeracy. There’s a great deal of debate surrounding …

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“Fearless”: Princeton Mathematician Sergiu Klainerman on Berlinski’s Human Nature

David Berlinski’s terrific new book, Human Nature, is about many things, including the influential evolutionary or Whig understanding of history that sees human culture and human nature on a largely upward slope, toward greater and greater enlightenment. Defying that view, as Berlinski does in unique style, requires hardly less courage than defying its parallel in …

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Math 110 section adopts new structure | News

Fourteen students sat together quietly in small groups as Math 110 began early one Wednesday morning.  Math professor Lance Vobornik started class by asking if students had questions about material that was recently covered. Later, he tasked students with solving a worksheet of problems together.  Vobornik’s section of Math 110 is a pilot co-remediation course …

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FP&A team: Hire lifelong learners, not the technically proficient

NEW YORK —​ Hire people based on their thirst for learning new things rather than for their hard skills, Fairleigh Dickinson University accounting professor Jonathan Schiff said at CFO Live last week. CFOs hire tech-savvy accounting and finance software experts and people with tax accounting expertise, but technology and rules on taxes and revenue recognition are constantly …

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SUNY Potsdam students establish Esports teams | St. Lawrence County

POTSDAM — SUNY Potsdam students with a passion and talent for Esports banded together over the past year to establish their own campus club team. Now competing in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, SUNY Potsdam’s Esports Club is fielding eight teams competing in four events against 57 colleges and universities nationwide. The 38 students in …

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SAU math students model their skills at Challenge Saturday event

Southern Arkansas University proudly hosted six teams of STEM majors on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Challenge Saturday. Students from Cameroon, India, Czech Republic and Nigeria, as well as from across the United States participated. More than 600 students worked on teams of three at their home school for over a week on one of …

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