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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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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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