math http://wmub.org en New math needed to quantify big data? http://wmub.org/post/new-math-needed-quantify-big-data <p>Big data is everywhere and it's getting more complex. <strong>Mathematicians seem to think we have effective ways to analyze it, but are still in need of developing the tools to reach conclusions</strong>. Just look at what happened as people tried to sign up for the online insurance marketplace. Computer code glitches shut&nbsp;it down&nbsp;and President Obama promised a tech surge for the problem.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 18588 at http://wmub.org New math needed to quantify big data? Mentoring partnership produces dividends http://wmub.org/post/mentoring-partnership-produces-dividends <p>Kenton County Schools and Fidelity Investments say a partnership they started last year is paying off with higher test scores.</p><p>The two created a math mentoring curriculum aimed at using real world investing examples to help seventh grade students understand math concepts and get excited about math.</p><p>Northern Kentucky University researcher Kevin Corcoran says he was surprised to learn that, nationally, one third of seventh graders see standardized tests scores drop from the beginning to end of the year.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:15:00 +0000 Tana Weingartner 3149 at http://wmub.org