Older teenagers 'quicker to improve maths and reasoning skills'

Older teenagers and young adults are able to improve their fundamental maths skills and reasoning abilities more rapidly than younger teens, according to research that overturns longstanding assumptions about children’s learning. The research, published by academics from University College London’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, also upends ideas that tests used in grammar school selection can…

Getting the most out of fractional models

Machines make our lives easier in many ways. Whether it’s a smart thermostat that learns when to turn the heat on or automatic brakes, machines traffic in the language of classical calculus. Classical calculus is good enough to capture the basic features of biological or mechanical systems and even human behavior, but it paints a…