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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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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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Story Time From Space: Astronauts Read Science-Based Kid’s Books!

In 2010, astronomer and author Jeffrey Bennett answered a call from a number he didn’t recognize. The voice on the other end told him that astronaut Alvin Drew wanted to read one of Bennett’s books from space — Drew needed … Continue reading

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Girls, Math and Stereotype Threat: Study Shows Early Expectations and How to Debias Them

We went for a hike near Aspen last weekend and hiking means Math Quiz. It’s a game I play with my kids, especially with my 5yo daughter, Kestrel. We hike and I ask her things like, “If there are eight … Continue reading

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