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Can a 16-year-old Be a Math Genius?

There's a story in math circles that a famous Hungarian mathematician, Paul Erdos, used to speak of the Riemann hypothesis, a famous unsolved problem, saying that all infants were probably born knowing how to prove it, but then forgot the proof by the time they learned to talk. Full story

Report: More students taking science, math

More high school students are enrolling in math and science classes and seeking online learning opportunities. Fewer want or are able to find jobs while in school. Full story

The 15 most valuable college majors

With rising tuition costs and a rapidly changing job landscape, a student’s college major is more important than ever. It can either set you up for lifetime career success and high earnings or sink you into debt with few avenues to get ahead of it. Full story

Meet a math teacher who works without a paycheck

   TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager reports on 67-year-old math teacher Bruce Kravets, who returned to the classroom after only a few days of retirement. For the last three years, he’s been teaching algebra and geometry to middle schoolers – at no cost to the school system.

Should college football be banned?

   Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lighters and former defensive end for the Atlantic Falcons Tim Greene debate the dangers of college football including concussions and it’s lack of academic purpose.

Remembering Trayvon Martin

   Rev. Al Sharpton remembers a young man whose favorite subject was math, and who hoped to become an airplane mechanic.

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  Math vs. momentum in GOP presidential race

NBC's Lester Holt and David Gregory discuss the Republican presidential campaign.

  The never-ending GOP primary

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele explains the structural changes to the Republican primary election calendar he made while at the helm of the GOP that stretches out the primary season to the long slog playing out right now.

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In this Feb. 22, 2012 photo, Clara Beatty, 9, works on math homework in her Winnetka, Ill., home. Clara, who was born with facial deformities caused by a genetic mutation called Treacher Collins syndrome, says math and reading are her favorite subjects. She hopes to be a doctor some day.

Students complete basic math and customer service tests before their mock interviews during work readiness training at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Students complete basic math and customer service tests before their mock interviews during work readiness training at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

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Caroline Hunt places a weight in position to balance a puzzle in the Math Midway exhibit at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton
Caroline Hunt places a weight in position to balance a puzzle in the Math Midway exhibit at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton

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Catherine Berent rides a square wheeled tricycle in the Math Midway exhibit at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton
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