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middle-school math

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Use your phone's camera to solve equations with PhotoMath

With PhotoMath, you can use your phone to scan an equation and immediately receive the answer.

By October 28, 2014

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Translating math problems into the real world (video)

SRI researcher Phil Vahey finds that visualization techniques and storytelling can help middle-school students struggling with math. SmartPlanet gets a tutorial.

By May 24, 2012

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A shortage of tech workers? Not so fast

Although the U.S. is minting more grads with computer and information science and engineering degrees, guest workers make up a large and increasing portion of the IT labor market.

By April 29, 2013

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iPads in classroom provide 20 percent jump in math scores, study says

After a yearlong pilot program initiated by publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, students' math scores jump 20 percent compared with classrooms that used traditional paper texts.

By January 20, 2012

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Texas school district to track kids through RFID tags

A San Antonio district is so concerned that it can't keep tabs of its kids that it has decided to insert RFID tags into their IDs. This will, apparently, save money, as well as help the counting process.

By May 25, 2012

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Missouri restricts social networking between teachers, students (podcast)

A controversial new Missouri law would prohibit teachers from using social-networking sites like Facebook for carrying out "exclusive" conversations with a current or former student.

By August 3, 2011

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Back Straight Boys want to fix your bad posture

After winning $25,000 in a contest for budding scientists, four teens are looking to patent their "Posture Pad" to help ailing computer users adopt healthier habits at their workstations.

By July 11, 2011

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At SRI, developing an expertise in R&D, innovation

Road Trip at Home: It might not be as well known as PARC, but SRI, in the heart of Silicon Valley, has spun off about 50 new ventures and is at the heart of some of the greatest innovations in technology history.

By October 26, 2010

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'MythBusters' Kari Byron getting kids hooked on science

With her new show "Head Rush," the "MythBusters" co-host is hoping to help kids find the excitement of science, technology, engineering, and math.

By August 19, 2010

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PBS documentary questions tech and our future

Frontline's "Digital Nation," which airs on Tuesday, raises some troubling questions about technology addiction, yet provides some optimism about the positive implications of a tech-immersed world.

By January 31, 2010