Research -- StepUp to Learn
Young Children Can Learn Math Skills from Intelligent Virtual Characters
A new study examined whether young children’s verbal engagement with an onscreen interactive media character could boost their math skills.
Vision May Be the Real Cause of Children's Problems
Are you a little clumsy sometimes? Do you or your child struggle to read, write or do math? Maybe vision is the real root of the problem.
Study Shows Approach Can Help English Learners Improve at Math Word Problems
Study shows how an evidence-based method of helping students understand the language and information of word problems can boost their math achievement.
Achievement Gaps May Explain Racial Overrepresentation in Special Education
School districts may be flagged as over-identifying students of color as having disabilities when other factors, such as achievement gaps, may explain these disparities.
High-Quality Teacher–Child Interactions Predict Children's Learning Outcomes
Most early childhood instructional alignment initiatives focus on the use of curricula, instructional practices, learning standards and assessments. But is it enough?
A New Method for Boosting the Learning of Mathematics
Researchers oversaw a new system of maths learning whose purpose is to promote the use of arithmetic formulas at an early age. After a year, they observed a leap in students’ performance.
Report examines origins and nature of 'math anxiety'
Research reveals that teachers and parents may inadvertently play a role in a child's development of 'math anxiety' and that girls tend to be more affected than boys.
How much does culture influence young children's math abilities?
Researchers from Japan's Hokkaido University compare 6 year old children’s ease with oral and written math problems to see if children's accuracy and comfort with math would be determined by their culture.
Intellectual Curiosity and Confidence Help Children Take on Math and Reading
Characteristics related to openness, such as intellectual curiosity and confidence, made children more adept to take on math and reading than characteristics describing conscientiousness, such as diligence and perseverance.
Kindergarten difficulties may predict academic achievement across primary grades
New research suggests deficits in executive functions in kindergarten increase the risk for experiencing repeated academic difficulties in mathematics, reading and science from first to third grade.
Case Study: Developmental Coordination Disorder
Emily is an eight year old in the third grade at a private school. She does not receive any special education services through the local school district. Emily was conceived as a result of in vitro fertilization and carried to full term. Developmentally, Emily was a late walker and an early talker. Significant health history includes fracturing the tibia at 12 months of age and again at 4. At birth she was diagnosed with Lordosis (curvature of the spine) and the presence of a sacral dimple. Emily had a few ear infections between the ages of 1 and 2 at which time she was considered for tubes.
Block play could improve your child’s math skills, executive functioning
Semi-structured block play among preschool-age children has the potential to improve two skills – mathematics and executive functioning – critical to kindergarten readiness, according a new study by Purdue University researchers.