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Why is learning to count so hard?
Math Education / Number

Why is learning to count so hard?

Contributed by David Barner The origins of human mathematical practices extend back in history to the earliest moments of human culture. Early cuneiform writing systems not only arose in large part for the purposes of accounting and trade, but the presence of numerical symbols in these systems has sometimes been the wedge that allowed historians to crack their … Continue reading

H = mc2: Your H index, what it’s worth, and whether it’s worth the energy. 
Faculty Life

H = mc2: Your H index, what it’s worth, and whether it’s worth the energy. 

Contributed by David Barner Which currently active scientist has had the biggest impact on your life? This is a difficult question, and one that hinges upon what we mean by “impact” in the first place. You might think that the most impactful researcher works on cancer. Or perhaps physics. And if you guessed physics – … Continue reading