"The wonder of outer space bewitches boys and girls alike, but far fewer women than men make it into the ranks of adults working in space science... But that’s not the case among the Intelligent Robotics group at NASA Ames Research Centre in California, where seven women are developing instruments slated for deployment on a lunar rover in 2020."
"Researchers found that female students who checked the gender box before taking their calculus exam did worse than students who checked the box after. This little box may be responsible for keeping nearly 5,000 female students a year from starting college with advanced calculus credit."
Imagine... a maths class where students learn and discover ideas for themselves, instead of plugging numbers into formulas. That's right up our alley!
"The bias shown in the study reflects the gender stereotype that girls and women cannot do maths. Employers also show bias against hiring women for mathematical tasks."
This animation brings to life the math and engineering behind: the New York Times Square fireworks display, a parachute jump from space and generating renewable energy in Denmark.
Video thanks to the University of Newcastle!
This article is a must read for people who don't think linearly.
Maybe the 5th edition of our maths game will be played by our uploaded consciousness. Or maybe we won't need to "learn" maths, we'll just need to upload an operating file for it to our brain (matrix style!).