Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Equations in Google

You can now stick equations into Google. Try this one: sqrt(cos(x))*cos(400*x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.4)*(4-x*x)^0.1 (Thanks to Alex Bellos for this tip)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

There is no maths gender gap

A soon to be published paper by Jane Mertz of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Jonathan Kane of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has debunked the idea that there are genetic differences between males and females in their mathematical ability. Mertz J and Kane J (2012) Debunking Myths about Gender and Mathematics Performance, Notices of the AMS, Volume 59 Number 1 pp 10-21