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Entries in math (5)


3 Exciting And Funny Facts About Math

Believe it or not, but math facts can be really entertaining and surprising. Have you heard about the birthday paradox or do you know which number is the people’s favorite? If not, read on to find out more about these and other interesting math facts. 

Born on the same day – the birthday paradox

We often think that meeting people born on the same day is unlikely and therefore exciting. However, mathematicians specializing in the probability theory know that you do not need to gather 367 people in one room to make sure that there is at least one couple born on the same day. Why 367 people will give you a 100% chance of meeting two people born on the same day?

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Khan Academy

Not too long ago we looked at a website that was dedicated to teaching you code. But what other educational needs? What if, you want to refresh your memory on some kind math skill, or eve teach your child something so that they are better prepared for when they get into school? I came across an advertisement for a website that was being praised as a good learning tool. That website is Khan Academy. Following a similar concept to code academy this website is dedicated to teaching you math, economics and finance, science, and several other forms of topics.

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The STEM Gap [Infographic]

Where is the STEM gap stemming from? Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are crucial fields when it comes to driving innovation. Yet businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit qualified STEM employees into their workforce. 

Check out the infographic below presented by Adecco to learn more about the STEM gap.

STEM Jobs Infographic: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics


3 Apps to Help Kids Learn Math

There are so many apps out there today that you can find almost anything to add to your smart phone or tablet – from games to restaurant guides to news outlets and much, much more. One of the great parts about mobile technology today is that it’s not just for entertainment and information purposes – in fact, mobile apps are one of the best and most underutilized resources for education.

There are countless education apps out there today that are helping kids learn new skills – like reading, handwriting, and logic. Some of the best education apps, though, are meant to teach kids about numbers and math skills. If you’re looking for an app to help your child improve their math abilities, check out the list below; these three apps will not only help your kid improve their numbers skills but allow them to have a great time while doing it.

1. Mathmateer

Mathmateer screenshot

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MathGnomes: Learn Mathematics with iPhone

It is rare that you find educational games that hold appeal for both children and adults. I can honestly say that this is one time where they have succeeded in marketing to both genres. Anyone who has been struggling with their math skills - or learning them for the first time - will enjoy this cute little app that teaches the fundamentals of mathematics.

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