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When Kids' Positive Attitude Towards Math Fades (And What To Do About It)

When Kids' Positive Attitude Towards Math Fades (And What To Do About It)

Children’s interest in, and competence perceptions of, mathematics are generally quite positive as they begin school, but turn less positive during the first three years. What can parents and educators do?

Flashcards vs Songs: What's Best for Math Fact Fluency?

Flashcards vs Songs: What's Best for Math Fact Fluency?

Fluently retrieving simple multiplication facts improves overall math scores but how can students best reach this fluency?

Are You Playing the Best Games for Boosting Math Skills?

Are You Playing the Best Games for Boosting Math Skills?

Board games are already known to enhance learning and development including reading and literacy. Which ones help boost math skills?

Think you're good at math? Thank your equitable math teachers

Think you're good at math? Thank your equitable math teachers

A new study finds that high school students identify more with math if they see their math teacher treating everyone in the class this way, especially in racially diverse schools.

These Movement Exercises Predicted Young Kids' School Performance

These Movement Exercises Predicted Young Kids' School Performance

Young children who performed well on these tasks were more likely to achieve higher scores for reading, writing and math.

Solving a Tough Problem? Kids Use the Same Brain Network as Adults

Solving a Tough Problem? Kids Use the Same Brain Network as Adults

When kids face tough problems -- like math -- they rely on the same brain network as adults.

Not All Preschool Math Games Are Equal

Not All Preschool Math Games Are Equal

Researchers explore whether number line games based on the concept of the mental number line can improve children’s number knowledge and basic arithmetic skills.

Optimizing The Classroom to Accelerate Learning

Optimizing The Classroom to Accelerate Learning

A new approach to grouping theory uses math to determine how to organize individuals to maximize learning.

How Students Determine If They're a “Math Person” or “Reading Person”

How Students Determine If They're a “Math Person” or “Reading Person”

As students progress through their K-12 years they become more likely to engage in comparisons to determine whether they are either a “math person” or a “reading person.” 

From Hopscotch to Handwriting: Trial and Error is our Best Teacher

From Hopscotch to Handwriting: Trial and Error is our Best Teacher

Although we often think that we don’t want to make mistakes, this new model of learning reminds us that trying new things and making mistakes are our best teachers.

How to Unlock Your Child's STEM Potential

How to Unlock Your Child's STEM Potential

Teaching this set of skills – particularly with the use of physical manipulatives  – is highly effective at improving mathematics performance and makes learning more engaging, accessible, and equitable.

How Counting Promotes Fair Sharing in Preschoolers

How Counting Promotes Fair Sharing in Preschoolers

Researchers show how symbolic counting skills were the single biggest predictor of preschoolers' fair sharing behavior.