Latest Mathematics News

US scores above average in reading, science, lags in math

Dec. 3, 2019 10:43 AM EST

American students may not be reading any better, but they’re moving up in rankings of educational achievement worldwide because many of their peers in other countries are performing worse. And while their math performance may not be declining, 15-year-olds in the United States still lag the scores of their...

The Latest: Defense official testifies on aid to Ukraine

Nov. 20, 2019 8:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Democrats controlling the panel conducting the impeachment inquiry have killed five Republican attempts to issue subpoenas for witnesses and documents, including the anonymous intelligence...

Tennessee seeking public comment on K-12 math standards

Nov. 13, 2019 4:29 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee State Board of Education is seeking public comment on the state's K-12 mathematics standards. A news release from the board says the comments will be considered when the math standards are updated in 2020. The board is required to review all academic standards at least...

The Latest: Biden campaign faults Warren's health care math

Nov. 1, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democrat Elizabeth Warren's "Medicare for All" plan (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Joe Biden's campaign is dismissing as "mathematical gymnastics" Elizabeth Warren's promise of financing a single-payer government insurance system without a middle-class tax hike. A top Biden...

New Mexico reading, math scores below national average

Oct. 31, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's fourth-grade and eighth-grade students' test scores in math and reading on the latest Nation's Report Card remain well below the national average, and the results come amid revived litigation seeking massive education reforms. Results released Wednesday on the National...

West Virginia reading, math scores below national average

Oct. 31, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia fourth-grade students showed drops in math and reading scores on the latest Nation's Report Card and remained below the national average. Results released Wednesday on the National Assessment of Educational Progress show fourth-graders in the state scored nine points...

Washington state students using drones to study algebra

Oct. 21, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — Students at a Washington state high school are building and using aerial drones in a high-tech extension of traditional math studies. The Skagit Valley Herald reports that students in advanced algebra class at Sedro-Woolley High School are using RubiQ-brand drones to chart...

Northams take part in grant contest for female STEM students

Oct. 21, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and first lady Pam Northam are serving as honorary co-chairs of an annual essay contest that awards scholarships to female high school students studying science, technology, math and engineering. Northam announced last week that he's teaming with the...

4 teachers receive presidential award for math, science

Oct. 20, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Four New Hampshire teachers have been honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. They are Bryan Smith, who teaches fourth grade at Bethlehem Elementary School; Gregory Snoke, who teaches sixth grade at Captain Samuel Douglass Academy in...

Former math teacher gets 45 months in prison for child porn

Oct. 17, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts high school math teacher has been sentenced on federal child pornography charges. The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston says 27-year-old Warren Anderson, of Lowell and Harvard, was sentenced Wednesday to 45 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Anderson...