Category Archives: Math

Calculate Odds of Surviving Your Child’s Last Few Weeks of School

Calculate the chances you will reach summer vacation with your sanity intact. Continue reading

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Math Anxiety…And What to Do About It

Without aggressive intervention, the real danger exists that you or someone you love could end up majoring in art history. Continue reading

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Study Shows Surprising Skill That Underlies Math and Reading

Kids tend to excel or struggle in math and reading together. That’s because one skill underlies both. Hint: It’s not just general intelligence. Continue reading

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Is Intrinsic Motivation Essential to School Success?

Big-data study smashes assumptions, shows that kids who are intrinsically motivated by math don’t score any higher than less intrinsically motivated peers. (But that kids who score high on assessments are likely to become intrinsically motivated…) Continue reading

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Let’s Bond Over Math the Same Way We Bond Over Reading

A study in Science shows that over the course of a school year ‘Bedtime Math’ pushes kids’ math skills 3 months further than a similar reading app. Continue reading

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Can Choosing Your Child’s Friends Help (or Hurt…) Your Child’s Math Skills?

Study shows that pairing a child with a smart friend can help the child increase math skills. Continue reading

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Study Shows Powerful Tool to Help Your Child Learn Math

Executive function, school placement, IQ, reading skills, math identity and more: Here’s what matters (and what surprisingly doesn’t!) in improving math skills through elementary and middle school. Continue reading

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The Science of Developing ‘Math Identity’

Recent study shows that more than being good at math, developing ‘math identity’ is about choosing to engage in math and having this engagement recognized. Continue reading

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