# In the Morning

## Posts tagged **math**

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## Parabola? Half a hyperbola? What is that curve? →

Submitted by Djohariyea:I saw this gif floating around on my dashboard

It’s a straight bar skewed at what looks like a 45 degree angle? As it rotates through the vertical plane, it traces that curve. I was wondering if that curve has is a piece of a certain conic section? It kinda…

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## To Help Young Girls, This MIT Student Brings Together Two Unlikely Disciplines→

It sounds like mixing oil and water, but combining dance and math can help improve STEM skills.The words “don’t” and “can’t” mean two drastically different things.

Yet, when Kirin Sinha, a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), tutored younger students, she noticed that boys often used one word, while girls used another in the same scenario.

Boys said that they don’t understand fractions, whereas the girls said they can’t.

That subtle discernment combined with Sinha’s love for dance led to an idea that’s rethinking the way in which we approach STEM (that’s science, technology, engineering, and math to the uninitiated) learning among females. About a year and a half ago, the theoretical math and computer science and electrical engineering major founded SHINE, an eight-week-long after-school program for middle school girls combining dance classes with a tailored math curriculum.

Sinha, who began taking tap, ballet, and jazz at age three, realized that her self-confidence and discipline came not from her love of math — but from her years of dance training.

“You’re taught to work really hard and work through the sheer sweat and grit,” Sinha, now also a professional dancer, told the Boston Globe. “That stuck with me through math.”

Read more: http://nationswell.com/mit-student-helps-female-students-math-dance-stem/#ixzz33nf4jT3g

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## Lego Math | Best Activities for Kids→

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