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Ready to level up your working knowledge of math? Here’s what to read now — and next.

Short animated lessons you’ll love, from atomic structure to the science of stage fright (and how to overcome it).

In South Korea and Finland, it’s not about finding the “right” school.

Illustration by Dawn Kim.

What should we do with the quiet kids? A conversation with Susan Cain on the future of classroom education.

The “app generation” struggles with creative writing — as a new study shows, they’re turning into realists. Here’s a mini summer reading list that might inspire some wild thinking.

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17 public school teachers working in locations from Kildare to Kathmandu, Johannesburg to Oslo, tell us what they earned last month, and give us a sense of how they spent their salaries. Their responses show that it really doesn’t matter where you are — certain worries and goals are universal.

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Scientist and artist Randall Munroe does something pretty special with his two sites, “What If?” and xkcd. Bringing together the absurd and the thoughtful, he treats serious subjects with levity — and teaches us all a thing or two along the way.