I love math. That’s not something a lot of 23-year-old communications majors will tell you. A lot of them will say they got into communications to use more words, less math. It’s such a common statement that when I went into the math department as a freshman to ask if there was a statistics program […]

MANGO Math History I’m Mary MANGO, as some of my friends like to call me, and it just occurred to the other day that I am just starting my 6th year of business with May 24, 2010 commemorating my first sale. How did I get here when statistically 90% of all startups fail? I would […]

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In elementary school, I felt safe. Math was fun, inviting, and I felt comfortable being around my classmates. Connecting problem to answer was enjoyable and the many activities I adored were helping me grow into a good math student, but when it was time for my class to move up to middle school, my outlook […]

Girls and Math: Before the age of seven, there is no difference in math aptitude between boys and girls, but only 18 percent of all college engineering majors are women. 66 percent of 4th grade girls say they like STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, math), compared to 68 percent of boys, yet by eighth grade […]