Math

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    Math Naturals

    Kindergartners can solve relatively complex addition and subtraction problems if allowed to use their intuitive grasp of approximate quantities.

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    How to Slice a Cake Fairly

    Mathematicians work out a fairer way for two people to share cake.

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    Math of the World

    There's math in Native American beadwork, African fabrics, modern music, and even cornrow hairstyles.

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    Wired for Math

    Our brains seem to come equipped with systems for estimating amounts and adding numbers.

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    Monkeys Count

    Monkeys can match the number of faces they see to the number of voices they hear.

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    Setting a Prime Number Record

    A computer search has turned up the largest prime number yet found.

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    Detecting True Art

    Mathematics can help decide whether a painting is a forgery or a group effort.

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    Losing with Heads or Tails

    Flipping a coin may not be the fairest way to make a choice.

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    It’s a math world for animals

    Animal mathematicians are teaching scientists a thing or two about numbers.

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