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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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What Creates the Human Idea of Fairness?

MIT study of Tsimane’ People shows how fairness switches from “egalitarian” (everything split equally) to “merit-based” (more work equals more reward). 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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How to Test Creativity With a Single Word

When you see a chair, do you think “sit”? Yale research shows you’re more creative if you say “stand” — and how to bend your brain toward creative thought. Continue reading

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Priming Studies Show Girls Still on Receiving End of Negative Math Stereotypes (and Also How To Help)

Kestrel loves math. Here’s the science of how she might be able to keep it that way. Continue reading

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