Math shows diverse thinkers equal better results — ScienceDaily

Whether it is ants forming a trail or individuals crossing the street, the exchange of information is key in making everyday decisions. But new Florida State University research shows that the group decision-making process may work best when members process information a bit differently.

Bhargav Karamched, assistant professor of mathematics, and a team of researchers published a new study today that tackles how groups make decisions and the dynamics that make for fast and accurate decision making. He found that networks that consisted of both impulsive and deliberate individuals made, on average, quicker and better decisions than a group with homogenous thinkers.

“In groups with impulsive and deliberate individuals, the first decision is made quickly by an impulsive individual who needs little evidence to make a choice,” Karamched said. “But, even when wrong, this fast decision can reveal the correct options to everyone else. This is not the case in

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These Metro Nashville schools will receive grants from Dell for science, math, arts programs

One of Nashville’s largest technology companies will award more than $10,000 in grants to three Metro Nashville public schools, the company said Tuesday.



Clouds are reflected in the glass front entrance at Dell Technologies' One Dell Parkway campus in Nashville on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.


© Mike Clark / For The Tennessean
Clouds are reflected in the glass front entrance at Dell Technologies’ One Dell Parkway campus in Nashville on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

The grants will go to classes at Antioch Middle School, H.G. Hill Middle School and Jere Baxter Middle School to support creative ways to teach science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). 

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“We thank Dell for this generous grant that supports our teachers and students at such a critical time,”Adrienne Battle, MNPS director of schools, said in a statement. “I’m proud of the innovative ways in which our teachers are working to engage and inspire our students, and I congratulate this year’s winners … MNPS’ STEAM education is enhanced by the support of strong partners like

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Math, Science, and Technology in India

A Love of Numbers

Any account of the classical sciences of India must begin with mathematics, for, as the ancient Sanskrit text Vedanga Jyotisa (ca. fourth century B.C.E.) says,

Like the crest on the peacock’s head,

Like the gem in the cobra’s hood
So stands mathematics 
at the head of all the sciences.

The Sanskrit word used for mathematics in this verse is ganita, which literally means “reckoning.” What is unique about the classical Indian view of mathematics is that number was treated as the primary concept—and not geometry, as with the Greeks. A distinguished Swiss mathematician-physicist wrote in 1929 that “occidental mathematics has in past centuries broken away from the Greek view and followed a course which seems to have originated in India” where “the concept of number appears as logically prior to the concepts of geometry.” The love affair of Indian culture with numbers has been long.

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TC Energy partners with Comp-U-Dopt to open TC Energy Tech Hub supporting youth in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

HOUSTON, Nov. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Media Advisory — TC Energy Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) (TC Energy), the TC Energy Foundation and Comp-U-Dopt, a nonprofit providing technology access and education to underserved youth, celebrated the launch of the TC Energy Tech Hub (Tech Hub) with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a community computer distribution.

“Our donation to Comp-U-Dopt demonstrates our commitment to education and job training in the communities where we live and work to create a future workforce that is diverse and skilled,” said Stan Chapman, Executive Vice-President and President of U.S. and Mexico Natural Gas Pipelines, TC Energy. “Houston is an important city to TC Energy, it’s our U.S. headquarters and home to many of our valued workforce. We are committed to supporting initiatives that create a vibrant and resilient community.”

The Tech Hub was made possible by a US$200,000 donation from the TC Energy Foundation.

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NC School of Science and Math student collaborate at a distance to win competitions during the pandemic :: WRAL.com

Last June, a student team from the North Carolina School of Science and Math was among 5 national winners of the annual “Samsung Solving Problems for Tomorrow” competition.

Solving problems using their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) experience is their passion. It was last January when their team was among three in the state and 200 across the country still hoping to be among the top 5 teams that would each earn a prize worth $100,000.

The team, led by seniors Jason Li and Dalia Segal-Miller, developed an app that uses artificial intelligence to help people separate recyclables.

Holding an average thermos with a metal container and plastic lid, Li explained how the app works. The phone’s video function scans the metal surface. “It will classify as metal with about an 80% accuracy,” he said.

There were three North Carolina student teams who made it to the second stage

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AI camera mistakes referee’s bald head for football, ruins math coverage in Scotland



a close up of a football ball on a field


Technology in sport has been a blessing. With modern technology, including Artificial Intelligence, being incorporated, sports coverage has certainly gone a notch higher in the recent past. However, such innovations are always not fool-proof.

In a bizarre incident during a football match in Scotland, an AI camera employed to capture the proceedings kept focussing on a referee’s bald head, mistaking it for the match ball. The live coverage of the match between Caledonian Thistle and Ayr United hosted in Inverness in the Caledonian Stadium in the Longman area of Scotland was hampered as the AI camera focussed more on the referee’s head than on the ball.

The video of the AI camera missing the match ball even when the proceedings shifted from end to end has gone viral on social media, leaving people in splits. The commentators repeatedly apologised to the viewers for the embarrassing goof-up even as they missed

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Sci-Tech Summit – Science Math Resource Center

Professional development conference for K-12 educators

Important Conference Update:

After much consideration, our planning team at School Services of Montana and the
MSU Science Math Resource Center have decided to cancel the upcoming Sci-Tech Summit
virtual conference scheduled for Aug. 12-14, 2020. We heard the concerns of educators
right now: The timing of the conference coincides with the need to take care of themselves
while also focusing on and preparing for the upcoming school year.

 

We are currently working on considerations for a new date and will keep you informed.
We are also working on some select, complimentary professional learning webinar offerings
to support teachers on August 13, 2020, to spark some ideas and share some resources
for the new year.  Stay tuned! 


In the meantime, please complete this brief Sci-Tech Summit 2020 Survey  to share your thinking about dates and conference plans.  Thank you for your understanding
and for

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Meet The Mathematician Turned Startup Founder Who’s Helping Black Girls Build Their Confidence In Math

Math anxiety is a real thing. In fact, women struggle with a fear of math more than their male counterparts. According to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, that fear begins to show up in young girls as early as the second grade. In turn, the urge to avoid numbers often impacts the professional and financial decisions that women make later in life.  

To inspire girls to lean into math, Brittany Rhodes, mathematician turned tech founder created Black Girl MATHgic, a monthly subscription box service curated to increase math confidence and decrease math anxiety in girls on a third to eighth-grade math skill level. The company’s mission is to help girls succeed in class today and in society tomorrow.

Solving For America’s Math Anxiety Problem

The Black Girl MATHgic equation to solve for math anxiety is simple:

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