Survey: Habits of Talented Math Students

  • Apr 14, 2017

    Survey: Habits of Talented Math Students

    Education Week

    High school juniors and seniors who participated in a prestigious national math competition said they tend to study alone and to learn best when they grasp the underlying concepts behind math formulas.

    The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics conducted a survey of nearly 1,700 students who participated in the Moody's Mega Math Challenge, a contest held online annually in which high school students use mathematical modeling to solve real-world problems. For instance, students have previously been asked to come up with a model predicting how much plastic waste will be in landfills in 10 years. 

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