# Math

## Internet Scratches Its Head Over 'Can of Worms' 3rd Grade Math Problem

"It doesn't look great for the birds." Despite targeted at 8 to 9-year-olds, the math problem had adults across the internet totally stumped.

## 'I'm in Tears'—Teacher Discovers Truth Behind Nickname Students Gave Them

According to the educator, kids had been calling them the name "this whole past school year" and they were getting worried.

## Graduating College at Age 13: Teen Set to Begin Physics Ph.D. Program

"We didn't have any benchmarks to compare him to because he was an only child," the student's mother said.

## Banned Florida Math Book Examples Revealed—Read Here

From mentions of racial prejudice to teaching kids to empathize with their classmates—this is what gets a math textbook banned in Florida.

## Radically Different 2D Map of World That Reimagines Flat Earth

By using two circles of the northern and southern hemispheres scientists said they have created the most accurate 2D map of Earth to date.

## 'Jeopardy!' Champ Says She's Not 'Awesome' at Math as Wager Goes Wrong

Margaret Shelton, from Pittsburgh, saw her four-game "Jeopardy!" streak come to an end, after depleting her earnings with a risky wager.

## Solve 'Nerdle' #37 on Your First Try Using These Clues

The "Nerdle" puzzle for February 25 can be tricky if you don't find the right arithmetic signs. To help you narrow things down, Newsweek prepared a quick guide.

## How 'Nerdle' Puts a Fun Math Twist on the 'Wordle' Formula

"Nerdle" is a daily puzzle that tasks you with guessing the right "Sum of the Day." Here is everything you need to know, including how the game compares to "Wordle."

## Teacher Shuts Down Parent Unhappy Homework Uses Metric System in Viral Post

The educator was responding to an email from a parent "reminding her that in America we do not use the metric system."

## California Is Planning to 'De-Mathematize Math.'

Replacing the teaching of actual math with lessons or pedagogies grounded in the work of social justice is an injustice.

## Baffling Math Problem Dubbed 2021's Answer to Viral Blue or Gold Dress Saga

The seemingly simple bit of algebra sparked more than 4,500 comments, with people weighing in on both sides.

## Teacher on Leave After 'War Hooping, Tomahawk Chopping' Dance in Math Class

The video was filmed by a Native American student who reportedly "felt that violence was being committed against him."

## Give Us a Chance to Shatter STEM's Glass Ceiling

There's a staggering gender gap in the country's STEM workforce.

## 'Mind-blowing' Math Problem Goes Viral As Hardly Anyone Gets It Right

The tricky mathematical problem involves adding up seven numbers together without the use of a calculator or pen and paper.

## This Viral Math Problem Has the Internet in a Frenzy

A tweet has gone viral with users debating in the comments over the math used to solve a basic algebra question.

## What's the Difference Between National Pie Day and Pi Day? An Explainer

Believe it or not, there are two separate days every year that honor the dessert, and there's another that celebrates a really important number.

## Man Refuses to Believe Washington State Is Blue: 'The Only Majority

Despite acknowledging that more people in Washington voted for Democrats than Republicans, TikToker Dutch Hollander seemed to argue that land mass demonstrated a majority for Republicans.

## Who is Benoit Mandelbrot? Google Doodle Honors Father of Fractal Geometry

"Benoit was a rare person who looked more broadly and by this, saw more deeply," said his son, Dr. Didier Mandelbrot.

## STEM Toys Inspire Their Way Into Pop Culture

STEM toys have real value. Meet the toymakers and brands who are lending a helping hand to science, technology, engineering and math education.

## Steve Kornacki's MSNBC Math Wizardry Live On Air Goes Viral

Twitter and TikTok have a new celeb to stan—MSNBC's Steve Kornacki.

## Pi Day Activities and History, Plus 13 Facts About Pi

Any big ratio fans out there? Events and activities are happening around the world to celebrate Pi Day.

## How Math Can Help Prevent Outbreaks of Measles and Other Diseases

The measles vaccine is incredibly effective, yet recurrences and outbreaks abound.

## Mathematician Kit Yates on Anti Vaxxer Movement and Air Travel Germs

A mathematician discusses why math is relevant to everyday life, what he thinks of the anti-vaxxer movement and whether he worries about the transmission of communicable diseases during air travel.

## Girls and Boys Are Equally Good at Math: Study

"Humans are more similar to each other than we are different," said an author of the study.

## Riemann Hypothesis: Solving the Greatest Math Mystery

It could be months, if not years, before we find out if Michael Atiyah's claims are true.

## "Nobel of Math" Stolen Minutes After Being Presented

Shortly after Cambridge University professor Caucher Birkar put the briefcase down on a table, it went missing.

## Feminism Protects Women From Some Stereotypes

Feminists were much more likely to sacrifice the person if it was a man, compared with nonfeminists, the study said.

## Pi Day 2018: 14 Math Jokes to Make You Laugh

These Pi Day jokes are proof that math equals a lot more fun than it sounds.

## Aliens Would Be Dead Before Their Messages Reach Us

Radio waves are fast, but not fast enough to reach us before a civilization goes extinct.