Latest Mathematics News

Ukrainian mathematician awarded prestigious Fields Medal

Jul. 05, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska was named Tuesday as one of four recipients of the prestigious Fields Medal, which is often described as the Nobel Prize in mathematics. The International Mathematical Union said Viazovska, who holds the chair in number theory...

Alumnus to lead Mississippi School for Math and Science

Apr. 23, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The educator chosen to lead the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science was a member of the school's first graduating class in 1990. The state Board of Education voted Thursday to hire Donald Cook as executive director of the residential public high...

Florida claims critical race theory is in math textbooks

Apr. 22, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After a delay of nearly a week, the Florida Department of Education has released two examples that it says back up its rejection of dozens of math textbooks because they contained questions and exercises based on Common Core or critical race theory, issues that...