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Lab coats add to student success in math

By Joanna Steward, College of Arts & Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – It’s not often math tutors wear white lab coats, but that’s been one of the keys to success at the Mathematics Learning Center at Washington State University’s Pullman campus.

MESA science competition tests seventh grade scientists

SPOKANE — Approximately 50 young scientists will put their minds and creations to the test during the annual Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) seventh grade science competition. The Spokane MESA seventh grade classes from both Chase Middle School and Glover Middle School will be represented Friday, Dec. 19, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Riverpoint […]

Go figure

Photo: In two of the study classes, students work in small groups. (Photo by WSU Photo Services).   Calculus is the New York of the academic curriculum. If you can make it there, so the feeling goes, you can make it anywhere. Trouble is, most students can’t. “All across the United States, precalculus is a […]

Flexing those math muscles

Quick! Name a profession that doesn’t require quantitative literacy. Trick question. There isn’t one. Quantitative literacy – the ability to use elementary math tools to interpret and manipulate data and ideas. According to Kimberly Vincent, clinical assistant professor of mathematics, naming a profession that doesn’t require quantitative reasoning is as impossible as naming one that doesn’t […]