Mathematics http://wunc.org en Roundtable Examines Issues Of the Week http://wunc.org/post/roundtable-examines-issues-week <p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;">On this week’s roundtable, a jazz great, a leading string theory mathematician and an accomplished writer share their diverse perspectives on the latest headlines. They’ll discuss a range of issues from the latest Middle East update to the challenges facing minorities in higher education.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:19:38 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 22458 at http://wunc.org Roundtable Examines Issues Of the Week Duke Study Finds Improving 'Guesstimating' Can Sharpen Math Skills http://wunc.org/post/duke-study-finds-improving-guesstimating-can-sharpen-math-skills <p>You may not have heard of it, but it's a skill you probably use everyday, like when choosing the shortest line at the grocery store or the toll booth with the fewest number of cars. Approximate number math, or 'guesstimating,' is the ability to instinctively estimate quantities without counting. Researchers at Duke University set out to discover whether practicing this ability would improve symbolic math skills, like addition and subtraction.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Avery Kleinman 20418 at http://wunc.org Duke Study Finds Improving 'Guesstimating' Can Sharpen Math Skills